MedTech West lunch seminar: FLU-ID – Bioassays for fast and sensitive detection of pandemic influenza using ultra-sensitive magnetometry and wiggling nanomagnets

Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
11.30-12.30 (13.00 incl. lunch)

At this seminar, Dag Winkler, professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers, and his doctoral student Sobhan Sepehri will give us a review of the project FLU-ID.

Pandemic influenza poses a threat unlike any other public health emergency or natural disaster, especially in terms of its complexity, distribution and ability to devastate society on a global scale. In order to limit the health related, as well as economic, consequences rapid, sensitive, and specific diagnostic assays are important.

Established tests are performed in dedicated bioanalytical laboratories, and the instruments are large and rather expensive. Reliable alternatives are highly desirable. The methods and instruments developed in the FLU-ID project focus on influenza, but are generic and not limited to this disease. For example, staphylococci (MRSA), noro- and sapoviruses (acute gastroenteritis), parasitic protozoa (malaria) and zoonotic pathogens (~60% of all pathogens infecting humans) require a similar diagnostic approach.

When? Monday 14 November 2016 at 11.30 – 12.30 (13.00 incl. lunch)
Where? Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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