Meet the members of our permanent Advisory Board

Customized Microfluidics is supported by an Advisory Board consisting of five independant members. They provide strategic advice and insights on all aspects of our operation, both at a local and national level.

Thomas Laurell, Lund University

Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Lund University. The main area of research interest in his group is in developing novel lab-on-a-chip technology for separation, enrichment and manipulation of cells and biological microparticles. A central area of their research is to use acoustic forces (acoustophoresis) at the microscale to manipulate biological matter, for example to create label-free non-invasive methods to enrich rare cells for subsequent detailed functional and molecular characterization (detailed genetic rearrangements, molecular profiling, and nuclear receptor signalling). They also study disease biomarker profiling using mass spectrometry and proteomic analyses. 

Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 75 40     Email:

Åsa Emmer, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Åsa is a Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The main areas of research interest in her group are sample preparation, separation science, mass spectrometry, and miniaturization. This is applied on biosamples, biomolecules, and bioactive substances, with focus on obtaining selectivity, and sensitivity, while most often working with small volumes of very complex samples.

Telephone: +46 (0)18 790 64 07     Email:

Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University of Technology

Photographer: Johan Bodell/Chalmers University of Technology

Fredrik is a Professor of Nano and Biophysics at Chalmers and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of cell-membrane mimics but also for use in diagnostic and drug-screening applications. Efforts are presently focused on (i) new methods with single molecule sensitivity for studies of membrane proteins and virus infection, (ii) microfluidic platforms for cell-membrane chromatography and (iii) sophisticated surface modifications and nanofabrication schemes to facilitate improved analysis of supported cell-membrane mimics, membrane proteins and virus binding and infection. He is also co-founder of Q-Sense, a lead developer of QCM-D instruments.

Telephone: +46 (0)31 772 61 30     Email: k

Kerstin Ramser, Luleå Technical University

Kerstin is a Professor of experimental mechanics at Luleå Technical University. Her research involves the development of new optical tools to study biological cells or tissue under hypoxic conditions and the development of a optical sensors for cancer detection. Her special interest lies in optical spectroscopy, optical manipulation and microfluidics.

Telephone: +46 (0)92 049 16 48     Email:

Johan Elf, Uppsala University

Johan is a Professor of physical biology at Uppsala University and his passion lies in inventing creative ways to investigate the details of intracellular kinetics. The research in the Elf lab aims to bridge the current gap between quantitative physical models and biological observations in order to identify and resolve inconsistencies in our current understanding of life at the molecular level.

Telephone: +46 (0)18 471 46 78     Email:

Last modified: 2023-06-26