Loes Segerink, UTwente

Session: Monday 5 October, 20:15



After obtaining her MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering cum laude at the University of Twente in 2007, she started as PhD student at the same university. During her PhD she developed a microfluidic chip (known as fertility chip) that can be used to assess the fertility of the man by determining the concentration and motility of spermatozoa in semen. For this the technique microfluidic impedance cytometry has been used, thereby detecting each individual spermatozoon in a label-free way. Besides enormous media attention, she obtained the Simon Stevin Leerling prize (2011) and Simon Stevin Gezel award (2012) for this successful research. In November 2011, she started working as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research focuses on the valorisation of the fertility chip and the research to other (bio)medical diagnostic devices. From March 2013 until May 2013 she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the group of prof. dr. Helene Andersson Svahn (Division of Nanobiotechnology, KTH Stockholm, Sweden), and did research to the use of paper microarrays for rapid biomarker detection in serum. After returning to the Netherlands, she received the Veni grant to develop new techniques to assess and select spermatozoa for assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Since October 2014 she has been in a tenure track at the University of Twente, and is the program leader of the strategic research orientation Biomedical Microdevices within the MIRA institute. Besides that, she is a co-founder of the spinoff company Cellanyzer BV, for which she received STW Valorisation Grant 2.





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