Speaker Name(s): Ulrich J. Krull, PhD
Description: A revolution in diagnostic technologies is taking shape, as new technologies make it possible to create entire laboratories on structures that look like computer chips. Micro-scale fluidics and nano-scale mechanical devices are now being combined with new chemistries based on selective binding of DNA to produce portable and low-cost diagnostic devices. This presentation will explore how these technologies function, and what technologies are anticipated soon to be available commercially. It is now possible to contemplate the availability of diagnostics at work or home for targets as diverse as bacterial, viral and fungal infections, detection of genetically modified foods, and genetic predisposition to disease.