During the last two decades, application to life sciences of microtechnologies from the semi-conductor industry has initiated the growth of two new research fields. First, the development of high-density DNA arrays using photolithography has revolutionized genomic analysis and deeply modified our understanding of gene expression. Second, miniaturization of total analysis systems resulted in microchips able, for example, to identify biowarfare on the battle ground or to measure the ecologic diversity of ocean depths in situ.
From its settlement in Marcoussis, the LPN develops micro and nanofabrication technologies specifically dedicated to the study of chemical or biological problems. These activities are undertaken in the Nanoflu research group and our nanofabrication facility is now widely open to colleagues from the scientific fields other than physics. Today, the research topic Microfluidics and Nanostructures for Biology is composed of three actions:
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