Microfluidic devices for medical applications.


Using dimensions that are smaller than the size of a human hair can offer advantages. Microfluidic system consists of µm-sized structures and can be beneficial for medical applications. In this lecture some medical applications of microfluidic systems are shown, like organ-on-chip, microfluidics for early cancer diagnostics and lab on chips for fertility issues.

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Loes Segerink

About the speaker

During her PhD project, Loes Segerink developed a point-of-care semen analyser system that measures the concentration and motility of spermatozoa in human semen. After 4 years, she successfully defended this work and its impact has been recognized by the Simon Stevin Leerling award (2011), Simon Stevin Gezel award (2012), and enormous media exposure. After a postdoc visit at KTH in Sweden, she obtained a Veni grant to develop new techniques to assess and select spermatozoa for assisted reproductive technologies. In 2014 she started as assistant professor and became full professor in 2021.

Lab Technology 2023