KTH participates with three separate research groups (MST, CellPhys, and Biox). KTH will lead WP3 and participate in WP1, 4, 5 and 6.
KTH Microsystem Technology Lab (MST)
Name of leader and affiliation : Wouter van der Wijngaart, Microsystem Technology Lab, KTH, Sweden
Role in RAPP-ID:
KTH-MST will develop the breath-borne sample collection technique, microfluidic interfacing technologies, and QCM immuno-based direct pathogen detection. KTH-MST will also provide the microfabrication during microfluidic component development for sample preparation.
KTH-MST is a European leading academic MEMS group. Key technologies developed include MEMS, microfabrication techniques, integrated biosensor systems, Lab-on-Chip technology, and micro- and nanofluidics. KTH-MST currently develops four on-chip diagnostic platforms: FP7 InTopSens(coordinating partner), FP7 POSITIVE (allergy testing), RPA (detection of airborne virus on-chip), and SAMBIO (NO detection in breath for asthma diagnostics).
Prof. Wouter van der Wijngaart has a M.Sc. degree in electrotechnical engineering at K.U.Leuven, Belgium, 1996, and a Ph.D. in microsystem technologies at KTH, Sweden, 2002, where he also promoted to Professor in 2010.
Dr Tommy Haraldsson has a M.Sc. in polymer engineering at KTH, Sweden, 1998, and a PhD in polymer coatings technology at KTH, Sweden, 2005.
Niklas Sandstrom has a M.Sc. in Technical Biology at Linköping University, Sweden, 2007, and is currently a PhD student at KTH.
Gaspard Pardon has a M.Sc. in Microsystem Technology at EPFL, Switzerland, 2008, and is currently a PhD student at KTH.
Mikael Karlssson has a M.Sc. in Technical Biology at Linköping University, Sweden, 2007, and is currently a PhD student at KTH.
KTH – Cell Physics Lab (CellPhys)
Name of leader and affiliation: Aman Russom, Cell Physics Lab, KTH, Sweden
Role in RAPP-ID:
KTH-CellPhysics will lead the development of integrated microfluidic based sample preparation: bioparticle isolation based on immunoassay and inertial microfluidics as well as extraction of intact bacterial and fungal (and viral) DNA for PCR.
Aman Russom is Assistant Professor at the department of Applied Physics, division of Cell Physics, at the Royal Institute of Technology.
Sergey Zelenin, PhD, is assistant Professor at the department of Applied Physics, division of Cell Physics, at the Royal Institute of Technology.
KTH - Biox Lab (Biox)
Name of leader and affiliation: Martin Wiklund, Biox-Lab, KTH, Sweden
Role in RAPP-ID:
KTH-Biox will develop acoustofluidic microsystems for separation, concentration, trapping and positioning of different pathogens, cells or other relevant bio-objects in the size range ~0.5 - 20 µm. KTH-Biox will also develop sonoporation for cell lysis or label transfection to intact organisms.
KTH Biox lab is a research division (approx. 30 people) solving problems in biology, medicine and material sciences by applying novel physical methods based primarily on ultrasound, X-rays, optics, microscopy, micro-/nano-fabrication and microfluidics. The Wiklund group (approx. 6 people) is focused on combining ultrasound with microfluidics (“acoustofluidics”) for contactless, non-intrusive manipulation and handling of cells. In particular, we are world-leading in ultrasonic manipulation at the level of single cells, as well as in designing long-term biocompatible acoustofluidic devices. In collaboration with KTH Cell Physics lab we use acoustofluidics for facilitating immune cell interaction studies.
Assoc. Prof. Martin Wiklund has a M.Sc. degree in Engineering physics at Lund University, Sweden, 1999, and a Ph.D. in physics at KTH, Sweden, 2004, and was promoted Assoc. Prof. in 2009.
Ida Iranmanesh has a M.Sc. degree in Engineering physics at KTH, Sweden, 2009, and is currently a PhD student at KTH Biox lab.