Molecular Diagnostics at the Point‐of‐Care by Centrifugal Microfluidics
Centrifugal microfluidics enables efficient miniaturization, integration, parallelization and automation of biochemical assays in disposable microfluidic cartridges. This talk will demonstrate fully integrated sample-to-answer genotyping assays from whole blood which enable rapid and multiplexed molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases at the Point-of-Care. Advanced functions will be presented such as splitting a sample into thousands of micro droplets which provide the ground for fast digital assays which provide fully automated assays without the need for calibration at the point of need.
Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle is full professor at the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg and director at the “Hahn-Schickard Institut für Mikroanalysesysteme”
Full Professor with appointments at
- IMTEK – Department of Microsystems Engineering,
University of Freiburg, Germany
- Hahn-Schickard, Villingen-Schwenningen &
Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle is full professor at the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg and director at the “Hahn-Schickard Institut für Mikroanalysesysteme”. The research of Dr. Zengerle is focused on microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip and specialises in
- Point-of-Care testing by centrifugal microfluidics
- Non-contact microdosage of picoliter & nanoliter volumes,
- Single cell printing and 3D-Bioprinting
Dr. Zengerle co-authored more than 300 papers. He is a member of the German national academy of sciences, Leopoldina as well as an advisory board member of the journal Lab-on-a-Chip.