Associate Professor Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands
After obtaining her MSc degree in Biomedical Technology at the University of Twente, Loes Segerink after the PhD degree has received the Simon Stevin Apprentice Award and the Simon Stevin Companion Award. In the spring of 2013 she was a postdoc at the group of Helene Andersson Svahn (KTH Stockholm, Sweden). Back in the Netherlands she received a Veni scholarship and from 2014 to September 2017 she had a tenure-track position at the UT. She is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EWI) and Application Director Sensing at the Mesa+ institute.
Organ on chip systems have the promise to generate more fundamental insight in diseases and can also serve as a platform for drug testing. Instead of using cell lines, more and more focus is on the use of induced pluripotent stem cells to retrieve more realistic data. Besides that, also the focus is on technological advancements of the microfluidic chips, by integrating electrodes, sensors, valves and new membranes. In this talk, we will show some of out latest results in this field.