• Karau, P.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; “Capture and Translocation Characteristics of Short Branched DNA Labels in Solid-State Nanopores” ACS Sensors, 3 (7), 1308–1315 (2018) – read
  • Roelen, Z.; Bustamante, J.; Carlsen, A.; Baker-Murray, A.; Tabard-Cossa V; “Instrumentation for low noise nanopore-based ionic current recording under laser illumination” Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 015007 (2018)- read
  •  Briggs, K.; Madejski, G.; Magill, M.; Kastritis, K.; de Haan, H.W.;  McGrath, J.L. Tabard-Cossa, V.; “DNA Translocations Through Nanopores Under Nanoscale Pre-Confinement”  Nano Letters 18, 2, 660-668 (2018) – read – The associated press release can be found here, and media coverage here. A video, by co-author G. Madejski, describing the operation of the nanofiltered nanopore device is available below:



  • Beamish, E.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Godin, M.; “Identifying Structure in short DNA scaffolds using solid-state nanopores”  ACS Sensors 2 (12), 1814–1820 (2017) – read
  • Tabard-Cossa, V.; Briggs, K.; Carlsen, A.; Charron, M.; Karau, P.; Roelen, Z.; Waugh, M “Nanopores: electronic tools for single-molecule biophysics and bio-nanotechnologies” featured review article in special issue on Nanoscale Approaches to Biological Systems in Physics in Canada 73(2) (2017) – read
  • Carlsen, A. T.; Briggs, K.; Hall, A. R.; Tabard-Cossa, V. “Solid-state nanopore localization by controlled breakdown of selectively thinned membranes”  Nanotechnology 28 085304 (2017) – read
  • Tahvildari, R.; Beamish, E.; Briggs, K.; Chagnon-Lessard, S.; Najafi Sohi, A.; Han, S.; Watts, B.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Godin, M. “Manipulating Electrical and Fluidic Access in Integrated Nanopore-Microfluidic Arrays Using Microvalves” Small 13, 1602601 (2017) – read


  • Forstater, J.H.; Briggs, K.; Robertson, J.WF.; Ettedgui, J.; Marie-Rose, O.; Vaz, C.; Kasianowicz, J.J.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Balijepalli, A. “MOSAIC: A Modular Single Molecule Analysis Interface for Decoding Multi-state Nanopore Data” Analytical Chemistry 88(23), 11900-11907 (2016) – read
  • Emaminejad, S.; Paik, K.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Javanmard, M. “Portable cytometry using microscale electronic sensing” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 224, 275-281 (2016) – read
  • Morin, TJ; Shropshire, T.; Liu, X.; Briggs, K.; Huynh, C.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Wang, H.; Dunbar, WB. “Nanopore-Based Target Sequence Detection” PLoS ONE. 11(5):e0154426 (2016) – read
  • Waugh, M.; Carlsen, A.; Sean, D.; Slater, G.; Briggs, K.; Kwok, H.; and Tabard-Cossa, V.; “Interfacing Solid-State Nanopores with Gel Media to Slow DNA Translocations” – Electrophoresis – DOI: 10.1002/elps.201400488 (2015) – read
  • Briggs, K.; Charron, M.; Kwok, H.; Le, T.; Chahal, S.; Bustamante, J.; Waugh, M.; and Tabard-Cossa, V. ; “Kinetics of Nanopore Fabrication by Controlled Breakdown of a Dielectric Membrane in Solution” –  Nanotechnology – doi:10.1088/0957-4484/26/8/084004 (2015) – read
  • Tahvildari, R.; Beamish, E.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; and Godin, M.; “Integrating nanopore sensors within microfluidic channel arrays using controlled breakdown” – Lab-on-a-Chip – DOI:10.1039/C4LC01366B (2015) – read
  • Kwok, H,; Waugh, M; Bustamante, J.; Briggs, K.; and Tabard-Cossa; V.; “Long Passage Times of Short ssDNA Molecules through Metallized Nanopores Fabricated by Controlled Breakdown”  – Advanced Functional Materials doi: 10.1002/adfm.201402468 (2014) – read
  • Briggs, K.; Kwok, H.; and Tabard-Cossa, V.; “Automated Fabrication of 2-nm Solid-State Nanopores for Nucleic Acid Analysis” – Small 10: 2077–2086 (2014) – read – In the news: read the in Sequence Genomeweb story here or download a pdf. Read the Advanced Science News here.
  • Kwok, H.; Briggs, K.; and Tabard-Cossa, V.; “Nanopore Fabrication by Controlled Dielectric Breakdown” – PLoS ONE  9(3): e92880 (2014) – read – in the news


  • Beamish, E.; Kwok, H.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; and Godin, M.; “Fine-Tuning the Size and Minimizing the Noise of Solid-State Nanopores” – JOVE  – J. Vis. Exp. (80), e51081, doi:10.3791/51081 (2013) – watch
  • Tabard-Cossa, V. “Engineered Nanopores for Bioanalytical Applications – Chapter 3: Instrumentation for Low-Noise High-Bandwidth Nanopore Recording” pages 59-88 editors: Edel, J. B. and Albrecht, T. ; Elsevier (2013) – read
  • Beamish, E.; Kwok, H.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; and Godin, M.; “Precise control of the size and noise of solid-state nanopores using high electric fields” – Nanotechnology 23, 405301, 7 pages (2012) – read
  • Paik, K. H.; Liu, Y.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Waugh, M. J.; Huber, D. E.; Provine, J; Howe, R. T.; Dutton, R. W.; and Davis, R. W., “Control of DNA Capture by Nanofluidic Transistors“ ACS Nano 6, 6767–6775 (2012) – read

Pre-uOttawa Publications

  • Jetha N. N., Feehan C., Wiggin M., Tabard-Cossa V., Marziali A., “Long Dwell-Time Passage of DNA through Nanometer-Scale Pores: Kinetics and Sequence Dependence of Motion” Biophysical Journal 100, 2974-2980 (2011) – read
  • Paik, K. H.; Liu, Y.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Huber, D. E.; Provine, J.; Howe, R. T.; Dutton, R. W.; Davis, R. W. “Efficient Control of DNA Motion and Translocation in Nanopore-based Nanofluidic Transistors” 15th Int. Conf. on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2011) Seattle, USA, (2011) –
  • Paik, K. H.; Liu, Y.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Huber, D. E.; Provine, J.; Howe, R. T.; Dutton, R. W.; Davis, R. W. “Experimental Demonstration and Analysis of DNA Passage in Nanopore-based Nanofluidic Transistors” IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Washington, USA (2011)
  • Liu Y., Huber D., Tabard-Cossa V., Dutton R. W., “Descreening of field effect in electrically gated nanopores” Applied Physics Letters 97, 143109 (2010) – read
  • Godin M.*, Tabard-Cossa V.*, Miyahara Y., Monga T., Williams P J, Beaulieu L Y, Lennox R B., Grutter P., “Cantilever-Based Sensing: Origin of the Surface Stress and Optimization Strategies”. Nanotechnology 21, 075501 (2010) *These authors contributed equally to this work – read


  • Tabard-Cossa V., Wiggin M., Trivedi D., Jetha N. N., Dwyer J. R., Marziali A., “Single-Molecule Bonds Characterized by Solid-State Nanopore Force Spectroscopy” ACS Nano 3 (10), 3009-3014 (2009) – read


  • Branton D., Deamer W .D., Marziali A., … , Tabard-Cossa V. et al.; “The potential and challenges of nanopore sequencing” Nature Biotechnology 26, 1146-1153 (2008) – read
  • Wiggin M.; Tropini C.; Tabard-Cossa V.; and Marziali A.; “Non-exponential kinetics of DNA escape from alpha-Hemolysin nanopores” Biophysical Journal 95, 5317–5323 (2008) – read


  • Tabard-Cossa, V.; Godin, M.; Burgess, I.; Monga, T.; Lennox, R. B.; Grütter, P.; “Microcantilever-based Sensors: Effect of Morphology, Adhesion and Cleanliness of the Sensing Substrate on Surface Stress” Analytical Chemistry 79, 8136 -8143, (2007) – read
  • Tabard-Cossa, V.; Trivedi, D.; Wiggin, M.; Jetha, N.; Marziali, A.; “Noise Analysis and Reduction in Solid-State Nanopores” Nanotechnology 18, 305505 (2007) – read
  • Beaulieu L.Y. ; Godin M.; Laroche O.; Tabard-Cossa V.; and Peter Grütter, “A complete analysis of the laser beam deflection systems used in cantilever-based systems” Ultramicroscopy 107, 422-430 (2007) – read


  • Beaulieu, L.Y.; Godin, M.; Laroche, O.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Grütter, P.; “Calibrating Laser Beam Deflection Systems for use in Atomic Force Microscopes and Cantilever Sensors” Applied Physics Letters 88, 083108 (2006) – read


  • Tabard-Cossa, V.; Godin, M.; Burgess, I.; Lennox, R. B.; Grütter, P.; “Redox-induced Surface Stress of Polypyrrole-based actuators” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 (37), 17531-17537 (2005) – read
  • Tabard-Cossa, V.; Godin, M.; Beaulieu, L.Y.; Grütter, P.; “A Differential Microcantilever-Based System for Measuring Surface Stress Changes Induced by Electrochemical Reactions” Sensors and Actuators B 107, 233-241 (2005) – read – Erratum: Sensors and Actuators B 119, 352-354 (2006) – read


  • Godin, M.; Williams, P.J.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Laroche, O.; Beaulieu, L.Y.; Lennox, R. B.; Grütter, P.; “Surface Stress, Kinetics, and Structure of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers” Langmuir 20, 7090 (2004) – Featured on the Langmuir journal coverread


  • Quist, F.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Badia, A. “Nanomechanical Cantilever Motion Generated by a Surface-Confined Redox Reaction” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107, 10691-10695 (2003) – read
  • Godin, M.; Laroche, O.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Beaulieu, L.Y.; Grütter, P.; Williams, P.J.; “Combined in situ Micromechanical Cantilever-Based Sensing and Ellipsometry” Review of Scientific Instruments 74, 4902 (2003) – read


  • Godin, M.; Tabard-Cossa, V.; Grütter, P.; Williams, P.; “Quantitative Surface Stress Measurements using a Microcantilever” Applied Physics Letter 79, 551 (2001) – read

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