Jens Ducrée

Dr. Jens Ducrée

Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dipl. Phys.

Fraunhofer Project Centre at Dublin City University

Professor (Full)

Glasnevin, Dublin 9 | Ireland

Specialties: microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip, hydrodynanmics, business development, project management, organisational leadership

Jens Ducrée

Dr. Jens Ducrée

Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dipl. Phys.
Introduction

Dr. Jens Ducrée holds a Full Professorship of Microsystems in the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He is the founding director of Ireland’s first Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems at DCU (FPC@DCU) – a joint initiative of Science Foundation Ireland and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – and a principal investigator for Microfluidic Platforms at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI). Dr. Ducrée is also academic member of the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) and the 3U Joint Institute of Global Health (JIGH).
The main part of his research is directed towards novel microfluidic systems and associated actuation, detection, fabrication and instrumentation technologies for the integration, automation, miniaturization and parallelization of sample preparation and detection of bioanalytical assays (e.g. immunoassays, nucleic acid testing, general chemistry and cell counting). Typical applications of these next-generation “Lab-on-a-Chip” platforms are sample-to-answer systems for biomedical point-of-care and global diagnostics, liquid handling automation for the life sciences (e.g. concentration / purification and amplification of DNA / RNA from a range of biosamples), process analytical techniques and cell line development for biopharma as well as monitoring the environment, infrastructure, industrial processes and agrifood.
Dr. Jens Ducrée has a master’s and PhD in Physics. Before joining DCU as an Associate Professor in 2008, he founded and led the groups ”Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies” and the ”Lab-on-a-Chip Foundry Service” at the HSG-IMIT (now Hahn-Schickard) in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. Since 2005 Dr. Ducrée was also a member of faculty at the world-renowned Institute for Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany).
Dr. Ducrée has so far published more than 300 peer-reviewed contributions to the research community, amongst them over 100 scientific papers in mostly top-quartile journals of the field (74 senior authored), presented more than 300 times at various events (thereof 122 times at all major international conferences, 35 times upon invitation plus 135 and 15 times at other meetings and seminars, respectively) in the field of microsystems and microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies, and authored 11 reviews, 17 book chapters and 4 books / theses, among them the best-selling market study ”FlowMap - Microfluidics Roadmap for the Life Sciences”. His latest h-index at Google Scholar amounts to 40 (i10-index: 88) with a total number of 5195 citations (as of January 12, 2018).
Dr. Ducrée is presently a member of several program or executive committees and was appointed as general hosting chair of the International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (?TAS 2016) in Dublin (Ireland) and the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2018) in Belfast (Northern Ireland). Dr. Ducrée is editorial board member of the scientific journal Nature Microsystems & Nanoengineering and (guest) editor of various special issues. In 2006, he received the FAM-award for excellence of scientific achievements in Microsystems Technology from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and was named the President’s Researcher of the Year at Dublin City University (Ireland) in 2016.
His application-focused approach is documented by an intellectual property portfolio comprising of 20 granted patents, about 60 filings, and an extended track record of successful collaborative RTD projects with industrial and leading-edge academic partners. Dr. Ducrée contributed to raise funding of over 59 million €, of which more than 15 million € directly supported his own group’s / centre’s research and technology development activities.
Dr. Ducrée has so far supervised 28 postdoctoral researchers and fellows, 10 PhD, 28 MSc (by Research) and 16 MSc (Taught) directly plus 9 externally co-supervised MSc and 30 BSc students as well as 0 local and international undergraduate(s). His current team comprises of 3 research fellows, 3 postdoctoral researcher(s) and 4 postgraduate student(s) plus 4 operational, 7 technical staff and a cohort of undergraduates and interns. Several prestigious awards, e.g. the “IOPI Rosse Medal”, the “Thesis in 3”, “Tell It Straight”, and the “?TAS 2015 Video Competition”, were received by group members.

Primary Affiliation: Fraunhofer Project Centre at Dublin City University - Glasnevin, Dublin 9 , Ireland

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Education
Jul 2006
University of Freiburg
Habilitation
Jul 1999
University of Münster
PhD
Jun 1996
University of Münster
MSc
Experience
Jan 2017
Fraunhofer Project Centre at DCU
Founding Director
Feb 2016
DCU Researcher of the Year
Professor
May 2008
Dublin City University
Associate Professor
Jul 2005
Hahn-Schickard
Group Leader
Jul 1999
University of Freiburg
Assistant Professor
Top co-authors
Jens Ducree
Jens Ducree

Fraunhofer Project Centre at Dublin City University

36
Robert Burger
Robert Burger

University of California

9
Roland Zengerle
Roland Zengerle

University of Freiburg

7
David J Kinahan
David J Kinahan

Dublin City University

7
Robert Gorkin
Robert Gorkin

Dublin City University

6
Gregor Kijanka
Gregor Kijanka

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute

5
Charles E Nwankire
Charles E Nwankire

Dublin City University

5
Stefan Haeberle
Stefan Haeberle

HSG-IMIT-Institute for Micromachining and Information Technology

4
Macdara Glynn
Macdara Glynn

Dublin City University

4
Ivan K Dimov
Ivan K Dimov

Dublin City University

4

Publications

39Publications

473Reads

178PubMed Central Citations

Density-Gradient Mediated Band Extraction of Leukocytes from Whole Blood Using Centrifugo-Pneumatic Siphon Valving on Centrifugal Microfluidic Discs.

PLoS One 2016 11;11(5):e0155545. Epub 2016 May 11.

School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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July 2017
2 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.23 Impact Factor

Fully automated chemiluminescence detection using an electrified-Lab-on-a-Disc (eLoaD) platform.

Lab Chip 2016 10;16(20):4002-4011

Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen 76344, Germany.

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October 2016
4 Reads

Bacterial clinical infectious diseases ontology (BCIDO) dataset.

Data Brief 2016 Sep 16;8:881-4. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.

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September 2016
13 Reads

Xurography actuated valving for centrifugal flow control.

Lab Chip 2016 09 15;16(18):3454-9. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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September 2016
6 Reads

Rapid, culture-independent, optical diagnostics of centrifugally captured bacteria from urine samples.

Biomicrofluidics 2015 Jul 11;9(4):044118. Epub 2015 Aug 11.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre of Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University , Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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July 2015
10 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.36 Impact Factor

Label-free impedance detection of cancer cells from whole blood on an integrated centrifugal microfluidic platform.

Biosens Bioelectron 2015 Jun 30;68:382-389. Epub 2014 Dec 30.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Center for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland; School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland. Electronic address:

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June 2015
21 Reads
7 PubMed Central Citations(source)
6.41 Impact Factor

Real-time monitoring of cell migration, phagocytosis and cell surface receptor dynamics using a novel, live-cell opto-microfluidic technique.

Anal Chim Acta 2015 May 26;872:95-9. Epub 2014 Dec 26.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland; School of Physical Sciences, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland. Electronic address:

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May 2015
12 Reads
4.51 Impact Factor

Rapid and cost-efficient enumeration of rare cancer cells from whole blood by low-loss centrifugo-magnetophoretic purification under stopped-flow conditions.

Cytometry A 2015 Jan 12;87(1):74-80. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre of Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

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January 2015
13 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.93 Impact Factor

Sequential glycan profiling at single cell level with the microfluidic lab-in-a-trench platform: a new era in experimental cell biology.

Lab Chip 2014 Sep 31;14(18):3629-39. Epub 2014 Jul 31.

School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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September 2014
15 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)

Rapid, low-cost and instrument-free CD4+ cell counting for HIV diagnostics in resource-poor settings.

Lab Chip 2014 Aug 9;14(15):2844-51. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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August 2014
10 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Event-triggered logical flow control for comprehensive process integration of multi-step assays on centrifugal microfluidic platforms.

Lab Chip 2014 Jul 9;14(13):2249-58. Epub 2014 May 9.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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July 2014
12 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Centrifugo-Magnetophoretic Purification of CD4+ Cells from Whole Blood Toward Future HIV/AIDS Point-of-Care Applications.

J Lab Autom 2014 Jun 20;19(3):285-96. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland

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June 2014
18 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.50 Impact Factor

A portable centrifugal analyser for liver function screening.

Biosens Bioelectron 2014 Jun 27;56:352-8. Epub 2014 Jan 27.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland; School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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June 2014
18 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
6.41 Impact Factor

A hybrid microfluidic platform for cell-based assays via diffusive and convective trans-membrane perfusion.

Biomicrofluidics 2013 8;7(3):34101. Epub 2013 May 8.

School of Physical Sciences, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland ; Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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January 2014
7 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
3.36 Impact Factor

Fluidic automation of nitrate and nitrite bioassays in whole blood by dissolvable-film based centrifugo-pneumatic actuation.

Sensors (Basel) 2013 Aug 26;13(9):11336-49. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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August 2013
23 Reads
2.25 Impact Factor

CD4 counting technologies for HIV therapy monitoring in resource-poor settings--state-of-the-art and emerging microtechnologies.

Lab Chip 2013 Jul;13(14):2731-48

Biomedical Diagnostic Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

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July 2013
9 Reads
7 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Comprehensive integration of homogeneous bioassays via centrifugo-pneumatic cascading.

Lab Chip 2013 Feb;13(4):685-94

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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February 2013
19 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Simple approach to study biomolecule adsorption in polymeric microfluidic channels.

Anal Chim Acta 2013 Jan 29;760:75-82. Epub 2012 Nov 29.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI), National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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January 2013
13 Reads
4.51 Impact Factor

Optical non-contact localization of liquid-gas interfaces on disk during rotation for measuring flow rates and viscosities.

Lab Chip 2012 Dec;12(24):5231-6

Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Department of Microsystems Engineering-IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Allee 103, Freiburg, 79110, Germany.

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December 2012
20 Reads

Optical sensing system based on wireless paired emitter detector diode device and ionogels for lab-on-a-disc water quality analysis.

Lab Chip 2012 Dec;12(23):5069-78

CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technology, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

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December 2012
15 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Reactive deposition of nano-films in deep polymeric microcavities.

Lab Chip 2012 Nov;12(22):4877-83

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.

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November 2012
13 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Fabricating electrodes for amperometric detection in hybrid paper/polymer lab-on-a-chip devices.

Lab Chip 2012 Sep 27;12(18):3281-4. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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September 2012
19 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Centrifugo-pneumatic valving utilizing dissolvable films.

Lab Chip 2012 Aug 13;12(16):2894-902. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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August 2012
10 Reads
6 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Centrifugal microfluidics for cell analysis.

Curr Opin Chem Biol 2012 Aug 9;16(3-4):409-14. Epub 2012 Jul 9.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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August 2012
19 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
6.81 Impact Factor

Handling and analysis of cells and bioparticles on centrifugal microfluidic platforms.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2012 May;12(4):407-21

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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May 2012
12 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.52 Impact Factor

Array-based capture, distribution, counting and multiplexed assaying of beads on a centrifugal microfluidic platform.

Lab Chip 2012 Apr 15;12(7):1289-95. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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April 2012
18 Reads
10 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Special Issue: Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Platforms for High-Performance Diagnostics.

Authors:
Jens Ducrée

Diagnostics (Basel) 2012 Mar 20;2(1). Epub 2012 Mar 20.

Guest Editor, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre of Sensor Research, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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March 2012
4 Reads

Integrated microfluidic array plate (iMAP) for cellular and molecular analysis.

Lab Chip 2011 Aug 28;11(16):2701-10. Epub 2011 Jun 28.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, NCSR, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, 9, Ireland.

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August 2011
8 Reads
11 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Hybrid integrated PDMS microfluidics with a silica capillary.

Lab Chip 2010 Jun 10;10(11):1468-71. Epub 2010 Mar 10.

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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June 2010
3 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Centrifugo-pneumatic valve for metering of highly wetting liquids on centrifugal microfluidic platforms.

Lab Chip 2009 Dec 12;9(24):3599-603. Epub 2009 Oct 12.

HSG-IMIT - Institut für Mikro- und Informationstechnik, Wilhelm-Schickard-Strasse 10, D-78052 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

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December 2009
6 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Manufacture of chitosan microbeads using centrifugally driven flow of gel-forming solutions through a polymeric micronozzle.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2009 Aug 14;336(2):634-41. Epub 2009 Apr 14.

HSG-IMIT-Institute for Micromachining and Information Technology, Wilhelm-Schickard-Strasse 10, D-78052 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

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August 2009
14 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.37 Impact Factor

Alginate bead fabrication and encapsulation of living cells under centrifugally induced artificial gravity conditions.

J Microencapsul 2008 Jun;25(4):267-74

HSG-IMIT-Institute for Micromachining and Information Technology, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

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June 2008
21 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.58 Impact Factor

Centrifugal extraction of plasma from whole blood on a rotating disk.

Lab Chip 2006 Jun 13;6(6):776-81. Epub 2006 Apr 13.

Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Allee 106, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany.

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June 2006
2 Reads
25 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Frequency-dependent transversal flow control in centrifugal microfluidics.

Lab Chip 2005 Feb 14;5(2):146-50. Epub 2004 Oct 14.

IMTEK-University of Freiburg, Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Georges-Koehler-Allee 106, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany.

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February 2005
2 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Aggregation of bead-monolayers in flat microfluidic chambers - simulation by the model of porous media.

Lab Chip 2004 Jun 9;4(3):209-13. Epub 2004 Feb 9.

IMTEK - Institute of Microsystem Technology, Lab for MEMS Applications, University of Freiburg, Georges-Koehler-Allee 103, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany.

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June 2004
2 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
Top co-authors
Jens Ducree
Jens Ducree

Fraunhofer Project Centre at Dublin City University

36
Robert Burger
Robert Burger

University of California

9
Roland Zengerle
Roland Zengerle

University of Freiburg

7
David J Kinahan
David J Kinahan

Dublin City University

7
Robert Gorkin
Robert Gorkin

Dublin City University

6
Gregor Kijanka
Gregor Kijanka

Biomedical Diagnostics Institute

5
Charles E Nwankire
Charles E Nwankire

Dublin City University

5
Stefan Haeberle
Stefan Haeberle

HSG-IMIT-Institute for Micromachining and Information Technology

4
Macdara Glynn
Macdara Glynn

Dublin City University

4
Ivan K Dimov
Ivan K Dimov

Dublin City University

4