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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2024

Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas's Biography

Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Professor of Microfluidic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas is a Professor of Microfluidic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She leads a multi-disciplinary research group of biologists and engineers. Her work has focused on the development of robust, reproducible and affordable prototyping methods for point-of-care diagnostics. She has developed several pre-analytical tools for liquid biopsies applications with clinicians, including blood plasma separation devices, cell-free DNA extraction cartridges and a finger-actuated blood processing device. In 2013, she received a five year Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship and in 2018 a Healthcare Technology Challenge Award from the UK Engineering and Physical Science Council. In 2019 she was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering ‘Frontiers of Development’ and Global Challenge Research Fund seed funding to develop an advanced sepsis diagnostic tool via cell-free microbial nucleic sequencing with clinical partners around the world. She is a recipient of the 2023 Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers Champion award, which she will use for the creation of a Frugal Diagnostic network.

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Microfluidics, Lab-on-Chip and Environmental Sustainability: The Limits of the Single-Use

Monday, 24 June 2024 at 12:30

Add to Calendar ▼2024-06-24 12:30:002024-06-24 13:30:00Europe/LondonMicrofluidics, Lab-on-Chip and Environmental Sustainability: The Limits of the Single-UseLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2024 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Many microfluidic point-of-care tests are now ubiquitous tools in rapid methods for human or veterinary diagnostics, or environmental monitoring. Using a microfluidic engineer perspective, and discussions with global health practitioners and anthropologists, I will share what I learned in recent years about the mishaps of point-of-need, single-use and disposable methods. Finally, I will use a recent project in which we produced lateral flow tests using recycled plastics (including derived from discarded chewing-gum!) as a case study for discussion on materials, engineering, supply chains, regulations, and considerations of human behaviour towards creating more sustainable point-of-care medical devices.

Add to Calendar ▼2024-06-24 00:00:002024-06-25 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2024Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2024 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The