Accessible Bioanalysis for the Developing World and the Point of Care.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Prof. George M. Whitesides
Harvard University
Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 266 Fourth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313


This talk will describe bioanalytical/medical methods designed for use in resource-limited environments, for public health, at the point of care, and in related applications in food and water safety, forensics, and others. These methods include paper diagnostics, density-based methods (magnetic levitation and two-phase polymer systems), electrochemistry, and cell-phone-based methods.

The program also asks what strategies in academic research will be most successful in translating results from university bench science into real solutions to problems in health in the hands of users, and who else must be involved in this translation.


George M. Whitesides is one of most influential chemists living today. The Harvard University professor has spent his legendary career solving problems in science and industry. He works in four research areas – biochemistry, materials science, catalysis, and physical organic chemistry – across more than a dozen problems, from the chemical origin of life to low-cost diagnostics and tools for global health.

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