Pawan Jolly is interested primarily in the interdisciplinary field of applied science, specifically in the field of medical devices and diagnostics. His current work focusses on the development of a sensitive and robust biosensor for early detection of allergies as part of Project ABBIE. Prior to joining the Wyss, Pawan worked as a Postdoctoral Research fellow at the University of Bath, United Kingdom where he worked on three projects, namely: the development of in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device based on the integration of synthetic oligonucleotide-on field-effect transistors (Bio-FET) for the detection of pathogenic genes, glucose sensing for biofuel applications and printed circuit board (PCB)-based development of DNA sensors. Pawan finished his Ph.D. in the United Kingdom with a Marie Curie Fellowship on the development of DNA-based sensors for detection of cancer biomarkers. He also completed his M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Germany and fulfilled an internship at Philips, The Netherlands on opto-magnetic immuno-biosensors. His main expertise lies in polymer chemistry, surface bio-chemistry, analytical assay development, DNA and protein-based biosensors, electrochemical sensors and optical biosensors.