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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018

Elisabeth Verpoorte's Biography



Elisabeth Verpoorte, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis, University of Groningen

E.M.J. (Sabeth) Verpoorte has more than 30 years of research experience in the microfluidics or lab-on-a-chip field. Her introduction to this technology came in 1990, after her PhD with D. Jed Harrison at the University of Alberta, when she started as a postdoctoral researcher to the pioneering ┬ÁTAS group headed by Professor Andreas Manz at Ciba Ltd., Basel, Switzerland. In 2003, Sabeth made a strategic switch to assume a Chair in the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, making a foray into a new research environment dominated by cells, tissue and drug development. Ongoing projects involve the development of organ-on-a-chip systems to study drug metabolism (liver chip, gut chip), diagnose endothelial dysfunction and monitor liver tissue function. Efforts have also concentrated on continuous-flow particle separation strategies, paper microfluidics, as well as miniaturized analytical instrumentation (paper spray ionization, multidimensional chromatography). The acquisition of interdisciplinary projects involving scientists from the life sciences, chemistry, and physics disciplines continues to be a driving force in her research.

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Engineering Multicompartment Organ-Chip Systems

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 13:30

Add to Calendar ▼2018-06-06 13:30:002018-06-06 14:30:00Europe/LondonEngineering Multicompartment Organ-Chip SystemsOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

The miniaturized total chemical analysis system has been successfully repurposed over the past twenty years or so for engineering cellular microenvironments which more faithfully mimic in vivo conditions for cell- and tissue-based studies. Organs-on-a-chip are a recent outgrowth of this effort, comprising systems that extend beyond microfluidic perfusion culture to allow the establishment of microphysiological systems comprising interconnected multiorgan systems. This presentation will consider a couple of examples of such systems out of our labs in Groningen for the elucidation of organ (inter)actions in the gastrointestinal tract and the liver.


Add to Calendar ▼2018-06-05 00:00:002018-06-06 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe 2018 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com