The Gadegaard Group

Prof. Nikolaj Gadegaard heads the Biomedical Engineering laboratory in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. In the HTH centre, Gadegaard will be responsible for the development of the microfluidic platform.

Gadegaard leads an interdisciplinary research group with focus on micro- and nanofabrication for biological and medical applications. For nearly two decades, Gadegaard has pioneered the use of semiconductor fabrication to manufacture materials for biomedical applications. Highlights include directed stem cell control and chiral biosensors. Research themes relevant to the Centre are 1) nanoscale patterning to influence cell fate, 2) manufacturing technologies for the upscaling of devices, 3) chiral biosensors for novel detection of biomolecules.

Selected publications:

  • Rostam, H. M., Reynolds, P. M., Alexander, M. R., Gadegaard, N. & Ghaemmaghami, A. M. Image based Machine Learning for identification of macrophage subsets. Scientific Reports 7, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03780-z (2017).
  • Jack, C. et al. Spatial control of chemical processes on nanostructures through nano-localized water heating. Nat. Commun. 7, 8, doi:10.1038/ncomms10946 (2016).
  • McMurray, R. J. et al. Nanoscale surfaces for the long-term maintenance of mesenchymal stem cell phenotype and multipotency. Nature Materials 10, 637-644, doi:10.1038/nmat3058 (2011).
  • Hendry, E. et al. Ultrasensitive detection and characterization of biomolecules using superchiral fields. Nature Nanotechnology 5, 783-787, doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.209 (2010).
  • Dalby, M. J. et al. The control of human mesenchymal cell differentiation using nanoscale symmetry and disorder. Nature Materials 6, 997-1003, doi:10.1038/nmat2013 (2007).


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Published Mar. 9, 2018 11:38 AM - Last modified May 11, 2018 3:05 PM