EPFL BioE Talks SERIES "From Miniaturized Assays to 3D Imaging of Microfluidic Devices"


Event details

Date 20.02.2023
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Yuksel Temiz, Ph.D., Founder, Microqubic AG (Switzerland)
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

In this seminar, I will give an overview of the capillary-driven microfluidic systems and their portable electronic peripherals developed at IBM Research-Zurich. I will share results on the electro-actuated valves implemented in microfluidics (1), a new microfluidic concept developed for the integration of reagents (2), and a liquid painting comprising 10’000 localized sites for biochemical reactions (3). Finally, I will introduce an innovative, yet affordable, 3D microscopy system developed by Microqubic AG (Switzerland) for imaging microfluidic and semiconductor devices (4) and give a live demo.

(1)       Temiz*, Arango*, Gokce, Delamarche, Science Advances 6, 2020
(2)       Gokce, Castonguay, Temiz, Gervais, Delamarche, Nature 574, 2019
(3)       Temiz*, Gervais*, Aube, Delamarche, Small 18, 2022
(4)       www.microqubic.com

Yuksel Temiz is a microsystem engineer specialized in microfluidic assays for POC diagnostics, sensor fabrication, and portable electronic systems. After obtaining his PhD degree from EPFL in 2012, he joined IBM Research – Zurich, where he had the opportunity to be a co-author in 25 patents and 50+ publications. Temiz was the recipient of Elsevier’s Young Investigator Award’19 in microelectronics. In 2022, he founded Microqubic AG to develop innovative laboratory instruments and 3D microscopes (https:www.microqubic.com).

Zoom link (with one-time registration for the whole series) for attending remotely: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLBioETalks

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