Professor Aaron Wheeler has won the 2012 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science

August 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Chemistry professor Aaron Wheeler has been awarded the 2012 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science for his development of a digital microfluidic method for the extraction and quantification of estrogen in 1-microliter samples of breast tissue homogenate, whole blood and serum.

This new technology – often called “lab on a chip” – tests tiny samples of blood and breast tissue much more efficiently than conventional methods and could be used by physicians to monitor the effectiveness of anti-breast cancer treatments in ways that are not possible now.

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