Aude Bolopion

FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS, France


Tentative title:

Microrobotics for selective cell sorting



Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for anticancer treatments is an innovative and highly personalized technique, based on the cloning of naturally occurring tumor-reactive lymphocytes. However, in most cases, this treatment must face a major challenge: the identification of these rare natural lymphocytes having a concentration lower than 0.1%, which is beyond the detection level of current techniques. This talk will focus on the development of a fluidic chip actuated by dielectrophoresis dedicated to selective cell sorting. It will analyze the actuation part of the chip, which will be dedicated to cell sorting, as well as an innovative position sensing technique to monitor the position of the objects inside the chip.



Aude Bolopion received her Ph.D. degree in robotics in 2010 from University of Pierre et Marie Curie (now Sorbonne University), Paris, France. She is currently a CNRS researcher at the FEMTO-ST Institute, Besancon, France. From 2007 to 2011 she was a member of the ISIR micromanipulation team where her research interests are focused on teleoperation and haptic feedback at the nanoscale. Her current research is focused on the development of non-contact actuation for micromanipulation. She received the CNRS bronze medal in 2019.