Microfluidics in Life Sciences
Joel S. Rossier
DiagnoSwiss S.A., Switzerland
Joël S. Rossier studied physical chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich - ETHZ, followed by a Ph.D. thesis at the Laboratory of Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry in Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof Hubert Girault. His work partly done in collaboration with Kansas University was focused on the development of µ-chips for diagnostics and electrophoresis applications and was rewarded by the BioRad's Young Scientist Electrophoresis Research Award in 1998.
In 1999, Joël S. Rossier co-founded DiagnoSwiss, a Swiss based company developing microfluidic diagnostics and proteomics systems in collaboration with multinational companies such as Biomérieux and Agilent Technologies which launched in 2006 a product (OFFGELTM-electrophoresis) based on DiagnoSwiss’ technology portfolio.
Joël S. Rossier is author of more than 40 peer-reviewed research articles and 14 patent applications. He is regularly invited as reviewer and editor for international scientific journals (Editorial Board of Electrophoresis, NanoMedicine and Expert Opinion in Medical Diagnostics), and he co-edited a book entitled Microfluidic Application in Biology (Wiley publisher 2006). Dr Rossier co-founded the Swiss Proteomics Society and, in order to keep a strong link to academic institutions, he has been appointed in 2005 as external lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Teaching the Microfluidics in Life Sciences course in the Nano Industrial Impact Workshop on Sunday June 1, 2008.