Expert in magnetic actuation cell sampling techniques, magnetic manipulation
Martinus Gijs
A technological platform for nutrition analysis to promote healthy food

Expert in biomedical circuits and systems
Sandro Carrara
Expert in food science and human nutrition
Richard Hurrell
Expert in Nano/microtechnologiesandbioinformatics
Jeremy Ramsden
Expert in Nutrigenomics-Dairytechnology
Guy Vergères

Project Description

The NutriChip  project’s goal was to develop an integrated platform to investigate the potential of immunomodulation properties of dairy products. The NutriChip would provide steady-state culture conditions  that mimic the in vivo fluid flow and shear stress in controllable manner, thus bringing the gut in vitro model closer to the physiological micro-environment. 

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Notable publications

Gastrointestinal Tract on Chip
Ramadan, Qasem; Jafarpoorchekab, Hamideh; Bolanz, Katrin; Schwander, Flurina; Silacci, Paolo; Carrara, Sandro; Ramsden, Jeremy; Vergeres, Guy; Gijs, Martinus
Biosensors 2012, Cancun, Mexico, May 15-18

Characterization of 2 genetic variants of Na(v) 1.5-arginine 689 found in patients with cardiac arrhythmias
Sottas, Valentin; Rougier, Jean-Sébastien; Jousset, Florian; Kucera, Jan P.; Shestak, Anna; Makarov, Leonid M.; Zaklyazminskaya, Elena V.; Abriel, Hugues
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology

Nutrigenomics - linking food to human metabolism
G. Vergères
Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 31, Issue 1, May 2013, Pages 6-12

Image Thresholding Techniques for Localization of Sub-Resolution Fluorescent Biomarkers
Julien Ghaye, Madhura Avinash Kamat, Linda Corbino-Giunta, Paolo Silacci, Guy Vergères, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara
Cytometry Part A 83A, 1001-1016 (2013)


Posters from 2013

NutriChip Image Processor: A novel way of extracting fluorescent spots in microscopy images
Julien Ghaye, Giovanni De Micheli, Sandro Carrara

Trans-Epithelial Electrical Resistance (TEER) measurements on an artificial gastrointestinal tract on a microfluidic chip
Chaobo Huang, Qasem Alramadan, Josias Basil Wacker, Hüseyin Cumhur Tekin, Guy Vergères, Martin Gijs

Peptide Profiling after in vitro digestion. A fingerprint of selected dairy products
Katrin Kopf-Bolanz, Flurina Schwander, Martin gijs, Magali Chollet, Reto Portmann, Lotti Egger, Guy Vergères

Biological workflow of the NutriChip project
G. Vergères, F. Schwander, K. Bolanz, L. Corbino-Giunta, D. Gille, B. Bogicevic, C. Buri, R. Portmann, C. Egger, P. Silacci, B. Walther, R. K. Laederach, M. Chollet, A. Schmid, N. Petri, F. Pralong, N. Vionnet, M. Gijs

Posters from 2012

Posters from 2011

Gastrointestinal Tract on a chip
Hamideh Jafarpoorchekab, Qasem Ramadan, Paolo Silacci, Sandro Carrara, Guy Verg

Simulation of epi-fluorescence microscopes for testing image processing methods
Julien Ghaye, Sandro Carrara

A CMOS Imager for Nutrition Analyses
Gozen Koklu, Yusuf Leblebici, Sandro Carrara

NutriChip-A technological platform for nutrition analysis to promote healthy food
Flurina Schwander, Katrin Bolanz, Reto Portmann,Charlotte Egger, Paolo Silacci, Linda Corbino-Giunta, Barbara Walther, Richard Hurrell, Jeremy Ramsden, Caroline Buri, Kurt Laederach, Magali Chollet, Qasem Alramadan, Hamideh Jafarpoorchekab, Sandro Carrara, Julien Ghaye, Madhura Avinash Kamat, G


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