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SELECTBIO Conferences Point-of-Care, Biosensors & Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2020

Winnie Edith Svendsen's Biography

Winnie Edith Svendsen, Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Winnie Svendsen received her BSc degree in 1992 and MSc degree in physics in 1993 from the University College Dublin, Ireland; here, she received the EOLAS applied research award for excellent research. Her PhD was from Copenhagen University and the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (RISØ), and was finalized in 1996. In 1996 she accepted a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for plasma physics. In 1998 Dr. Svendsen received talent stipend from SNF (now FNU) and the prestigious Curie stipend from Copenhagen University to establish a research group to design a hyperpolarized gas set-up for use in medical lung diagnostic. In connection with this project she received funding from the European Fifth Framework to organize a workshop on hyperpolarized gasses. In 1999 she was appointed associate professor at Copenhagen University. Since 2000 Dr. Svendsen has been employed as associated professor at DTU. In 2006 she established her own research group, Nano-Bio Integrated Systems (NaBIS), which integrates micro- and nanoscience in lab-on-chip systems to develop highly sensitive technologies for medical diagnosis and treatment monitoring, as well as environmental monitoring.

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Biosensor Systems For Bacterial Detection and Characterization

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 15:00

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 15:00:002020-09-09 16:00:00Europe/LondonBiosensor Systems For Bacterial Detection and CharacterizationPoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Bacteria can cause severe infections in humans and animals and are an increasing health risk due to the spreading of resistant strains that cannot be treated with antibiotics. A main source of bacteria infections is from contaminated surfaces, food or water, usually by inadequate cleaning of surfaces or by spills in drinking water. Bacteria concentrations are monitored closely, but for practical reasons monitoring is not continuous, which means that an infection source can sometimes remain undetected for several days. The development of sensors for fast and accurate detection of bacteria is therefore imperative. In this talk I will present various methods using micro and nanotechnology to detect, probe and characterize bacteria in different environments. The methods includes microfluidics based impedance flow cytometry, electrochemical methods and paper based microfluidic systems. The methods chosen depends on the environment in question.  I will demonstrate systems to count bacteria in swab samples or in water units with the potential to identify the viability state of the bacteria. I will touch upon detection and identification of bacteria in cow milk, pigfarms and human infections. Finally, I will discuss how to enhance the sensitivity of the sensors, using microfluidic systems combined with nanostructures through use of numerical simulations, and experimental integration.

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 00:00:002020-09-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonPoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2020Point-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The