Emmanuel Delamarche is a scientist working at the research lab of IBM in Zurich. He studied chemistry (in Toulouse, France) and joined IBM Research, Zurich in 1992 for his Ph.D. in biochemistry with an academic affiliation to the University of Zurich. He then worked on surface patterning techniques involving scanning probe methods, self-assembled monolayers, soft lithography, and microfluidics. He currently leads research on “experimental biosciences” with the goal of solving medical problems using microfluidics, micro- and nanotechnology in collaboration with biological and medical experts. His current projects deal with investigating intercellular pathways relevant to neurodegenerative diseases, developing new techniques for tissue section analysis, and microfluidics for point-of-care testing diagnostics.
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