Science talk – Light in between physics and metaphysics. M. Alister

Thu, 21.06.2018, 7-9pm // Free

Participants are encouraged to engage in a critical discussion around light, with a specific focus on bioluminescence.
Speaker: Mirela Alistar

Mirela Alistar is a Postdoc at the Hasso Plattner Institute. In 2014, Mirela received her PhD in computer engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, where she worked on system-level design of embedded systems, with a special focus on digital microfluidic biochips. In her research, Mirela investigates the extent to which can we change healthcare to make it a personal process. So far, Mirela has built systems based on biochips to serve as personal laboratories: small portable devices that people can own and use to develop customized bio-protocols (“bio-apps”).

Mirela’s work is published at top-tier journals and conferences (IEEE TCAD) and demonstrated at venues such as IEEE ESWeek and Molecular Communications. Mirela has served as guest editor for Current Biotechnology Journal (CBNT) and as reviewer for venues like Applied Materials and Interfaces, TCAD, TVLSI, JETC, ToDAES, TBioCAS and NanoCom. In order to engage the society in critical analysis of the technology, Mirela has led and founded community wetlabs in Copenhagen and Berlin, where she organizes monthly workshops to promote personal biochips to enthusiasts of diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineering, art, design). You can learn more about Mirela’s work at her personal website:
[Image] Marcus Aspelmeyer et al 2017, New Journal of Physics 19 050401

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