Microfluidics and Medical Applications

We focus on developing microdevices for a broad scope of applications ranging from biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, synthetic biology, droplets generation and manipulation to microreaction technology and biomedicine. The research in the group includes the design, optimization, fabrication and operation of microfluidics systems. Design, development and prototyping is facilitated by processes and manufacturing systems present in- house, including photo- and soft-lithography, micromachining of metals, silicon and polymers, 3D laser lithography.

  • Microfabrication and Microfluidics for bioengineering
  • 3D-Printing and Soft lithography
  • Cardiac Electro-mechanical Coupling
  • Influence of external stimuli (e.g. shear stress) on cell morphology and function

The group plays a pivotal role in developing microfluidic platforms for generating compartments that mimic cellular systems within the Max Plank Network on Synthetic Biology.

Dr. Laura Turco

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