MESA+ University of Twente
The BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group

PhD Students

Name:

Vasilis Papadimitriou

E-mail:

v.papadimitriou@utwente.nl

Room:

Carré 2.243

Phone:

+31 (0) 53 489 6985

Function:

PhD Candidate

Tasks:

PHOCNOSIS - Isotachophoresis

 

 

Project:

The PHOCNOSIS project aims at the development and the preclinical validation of a nanotechnology-based handheld point-of-care testing (POCT) analysis device for its application in the early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The diagnosis will be carried out by means of fast (<10 minutes), ultra-sensitive (<1 ng/L) and label-free detection of multiple cardiac biomarkers, using a small volume of whole blood (<100 μL).

My part in this project is to design and fabricate an integrated micro-/nanofluidic system that will be used for biomarkers separation, purification and concentration, targeting an effective concentration increase by a factor greater than 1000x for the targeted biomarkers. This will be achieved with dz-ITP (depletion zone - Isotachophoresis)