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HANS ZAHN

Hans Zahn
M.Sc. Program
Previous Degree: B.Eng. Applied Mechanics/Physics
2011 Cohort

My research lies in the development of new, highly integrated microfluidic devices and their application to high-throughput biology. We have recently developed a microvalve-based platform with 95 individually addressable 30-nanoliter chambers [Leung et al., PNAS, 2011]. Single cells and reagents can be sent to each chamber as discrete 133 pL droplets suspended in an oil stream and the reaction product can be recovered for subsequent off-chip analysis such as sequencing. Further improving this highly flexible technology and applying it to a variety of fields will be the focus of my research. I am therefore looking for new collaborators to help develop novel applications of this technology.

Supervisor: Carl Hansen