EPFL/LMS2 
Expert in magnetic actuation cell sampling techniques, magnetic manipulation
Martinus Gijs
EPFL
NutriChip
A technological platform for nutrition analysis to promote healthy food

EPFL/LSI
Expert in biomedical circuits and systems
Sandro Carrara
EPFL
ETHZ/DAGRL/ILW
Expert in food science and human nutrition
Richard Hurrell
ETHZ
UniBasel/CollegiumBasilea
Expert in Nano/microtechnologiesandbioinformatics
Jeremy Ramsden
UniBasel
AgroscopeLiebefeld-Posieux
Expert in Nutrigenomics-Dairytechnology
Guy Vergères
AgroscopeLiebefeld-Posieux

Project Description

The NutriChip  project’s goal was to develop an integrated platform to investigate the potential of immunomodulation properties of dairy products. The NutriChip would provide steady-state culture conditions  that mimic the in vivo fluid flow and shear stress in controllable manner, thus bringing the gut in vitro model closer to the physiological micro-environment. 

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Notable publications

Validation of an in vitro digestive system for studying macronutrient decomposition in humans
K. A. Kopf-Bolanz, F. Schwander, M. Gijs, G. Vergères, R. Portmann, C. Egger
J Nutr.

Nutrigenomics - linking food to human metabolism
G. Vergères
Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 31, Issue 1, May 2013, Pages 6-12

Image Thresholding Techniques for Localization of Sub?Resolution Fluorescent Biomarkers
Julien Ghaye, Madhura Avinash Kamat, Linda Corbino-Giunta, Paolo Silacci, Guy Vergères, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara
Cytometry Part A 83A, 1001-1016 (2013)

Empowering Low-Cost CMOS Cameras by Image Processing to Reach Comparable Results with Costly CCDs
Gözen Köklü, Julien Ghaye, Yusuf Leblebici, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara
BioNanoScience


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Posters from 2013


Biological workflow of the NutriChip project
G. Vergères, F. Schwander, K. Bolanz, L. Corbino-Giunta, D. Gille, B. Bogicevic, C. Buri, R. Portmann, C. Egger, P. Silacci, B. Walther, R. K. Laederach, M. Chollet, A. Schmid, N. Petri, F. Pralong, N. Vionnet, M. Gijs

Peptide Profiling after in vitro digestion. A fingerprint of selected dairy products
Katrin Kopf-Bolanz, Flurina Schwander, Martin gijs, Magali Chollet, Reto Portmann, Lotti Egger, Guy Vergères

Trans-Epithelial Electrical Resistance (TEER) measurements on an artificial gastrointestinal tract on a microfluidic chip
Chaobo Huang, Qasem Alramadan, Josias Basil Wacker, Hüseyin Cumhur Tekin, Guy Vergères, Martin Gijs

NutriChip Image Processor: A novel way of extracting fluorescent spots in microscopy images
Julien Ghaye, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara

Posters from 2012


Posters from 2011


NutriChip-A technological platform for nutrition analysis to promote healthy food
Flurina Schwander, Katrin Bolanz, Reto Portmann,Charlotte Egger, Paolo Silacci, Linda Corbino-Giunta, Barbara Walther, Richard Hurrell, Jeremy Ramsden, Caroline Buri, Kurt Laederach, Magali Chollet, Qasem Alramadan, Hamideh Jafarpoorchekab, Sandro Carrara, Julien Ghaye, Madhura Avinash Kamat, G

A CMOS Imager for Nutrition Analyses
Gozen Koklu, Yusuf Leblebici, Sandro Carrara

Simulation of epi-fluorescence microscopes for testing image processing methods
Julien Ghaye, Sandro Carrara

Gastrointestinal Tract on a chip
Hamideh Jafarpoorchekab, Qasem Ramadan, Paolo Silacci, Sandro Carrara, Guy Verg

    

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