EPFL/STI/IMT/LMIS4
Expert in Implanted force sensor, MEMS, Fluidics, Microfabrication
Philippe Renaud
EPFL
LiveSense
Cell-based sensing microsystem

EPFL/STI/IMT/SAMLAB
Expert in microsensors, microfluidics and  
BioMEMS
Nicolaas De Rooij
EPFL
HESSO-VS/SI
Expert in optical sensors and electronic  
systems
Martial Geiser
HESSO-VS
EPFL/SB/ISIC/LEPA
Expert in electrochemistry and biosensors
Hubert Girault
EPFL
CSEM
Expert in biochemistry, biosensors and cell  
biology
Martha Liley
CSEM
IST/Institut de Santé au Travail
Expert in environmental health
Michael Riediker
IST
UNIL/DMF
Expert in microbial adaptation and bacterial  
biosensors
Jan van der Meer
UNIL
ETHZ/MAT
Expert in biological nanosystems and cell biology
Viola Vogel
ETHZ

Project Description

Environmental monitoring  is crucial to preserve the health of humans and animals. The project goal was to develop semi-autonomous sensing nodes that sense water quality and rely results to a remote risk management center. The idea was to rapidly detect any potential threat in the environment, thus the consortium prioritized high selectivity over high specificity. 

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Notable publications

Nogo-A is a negative regulator of CNS angiogenesis,
T. Wälchl, V. Pernet, O. Weinmann, JY Shiu, A. Guzik-Kornacka, G. Decrey, D. Yüksel, H. Schneider, J. Vogel, D. E. Ingber, V. Vogel, K. Frei, M. E. Schwab, Nogo-A is a negative regulator of CNS angiogenesis, PNAS, 2013.
PNAS vol. 110 no. 21 E1943-E1952 (2013)

Label-free recognition of drug resistance via impedimetric screening of breast cancer cells.
B. Eker, R. Meissner, A. Bertsch, K. Mehta, P. Renaud
PLoS ONE, 8(3): e57423, 2013

Electrochemical As(III) Whole-Cell Based Biochip Sensor
F. Cortés-Salazar, S. Beggah, J. R. Van Der Meer, H. H. Girault
Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Vol 47, 237-242 (2013).

Examining Chemical Compound Biodegradation at Low Concentrations through Bacterial Cell Proliferation.
Czechowska K, Sentchilo V, Beggah S, Rey S, Seyfried M, van der Meer JR
Environ Sci Technol. 47(4):1913-1921 (2013)


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Posters from 2013


Optimizing survival rate and conditioning of freeze-dried reporter cells
Rémy DUFRESNE, Gordana PISTOLETTI, Jacqueline PRIM, Simon CRELIER

On-line Monitoring of the Viability of Cells in the Presence of Toxins
Jau-Ye Shiu and Viola Vogel

Transepithelial Electrical Resistance on Cell Cultures for in vitro Toxicity Testing of Water Samples
Sher Ahmed, Frderic Truffer, Marta Giazzon, Melanie Favre, Barbara Rothen-Ruthishauser, Martial Geiser, Martha Liley

Mini table-top incubator for epithelial cells
Martial Geiser, Frederic Truffer, Ahmed Sher, Martha Liley


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