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SELECTBIO Conferences Bioengineering for Building Microphysiological Systems 2022

Regina Luttge's Biography

Regina Luttge, Professor

Regina Luttge investigates and develops microsystems for medicine and biology applying emerging and established micro-nanofabrication methods to control systems’ properties at the nanoscale. Regina studied Applied Sciences in Germany and worked as an engineering researcher at Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz (IMM GmbH) for nearly five years prior to starting her PhD studies in Microsystems Technologies at Imperial College, London, in 1999. In 2003 she received her PhD from the University of London on the development of fabrication technologies for micro-optical scanners. Switching her research interest to microfluidic systems, Luttge went on to work at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands. Initially as a postdoc and later, when she received a Veni award by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as an Assistant Professor in the Mesoscale Chemical Systems group. Receiving her second personal award (ERC Starting grant) by the European Research Council in 2011 empowered her to set up her own research line in microsystems for medicine and biology as an independent PI. In 2013, she moved her research line to the newly started Microsystems section at TU/e, where she was also appointed Associate Professor in the same year. Since 2018, she continuous her research activities within in the Microsystems section as Chair of Neuro-Nanoscale Engineering. Currently, she is the leader of CONNECT, a 5 years EU funded project conducting research to better understand Parkinson’s disease by means of Organ-on-a-Chip (OOC), specific microsystems recapitulating the in vivo microenvironment of human tissues in a dish. Besides education and research, Regina is passionate about spinning off new businesses from her academic activities, encouraging her students at all levels of their educational program to take part in the innovation chain.

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