The goal of this project is to develop a new microfluidic chip to separate individual cell types based on their size, shape, and electrical properties . Established methods to purify cell samples are flow cytometric and magnetic sorting. However, these require the a priori knowledge of cellular markers, are sensitive to changes in surface antigens (that may be induced during infection), and require high-cost equipment (FACS machines, antibodies). In your Master project in the Ganzinger group, you will therefore develop a microdevice that does not rely on binding of probes to specific surface molecules but uses the biophysical properties of cells for their separation by applied flow or in an electric field.
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