Expert in microfluidics, systems biology, transcription factor biophysics
Sebastian Maerkl
PMDPlatform: A programmable, universally applicable, microfluidic device platform

Project Description

Microfluidics has propelled biological research due to its enormous economy of scale and highly-integrated nature. Not only has basic science profited from the application of microfluidic devices, but the impact of microfluidics on the field of diagnostics is also being felt. Microfluidics promises development of field-based tests for disease vectors as well as decentralized testing of a variety of common ailments with over-the-counter test-kits. Microfluidics provides more "bang for your buck" in both the basic sciences and diagnostics, by increasing data output per capita in the sciences and drastically reducing the cost of diagnostics through cheap disposable devices. 

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