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Personal Statement

Michele Zagnoni's research is based on the development of new microsystems for basic biology investigation, diagnosis and treatment of disease using microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies. More information on: www.zagnonilab.com

Research Interests

We use microfluidics for the development of screening and diagnostic systems for healthcare applications, including fundamental biological research, drug screening and personalized medicine therapy, for the creation of organ-on-a-chip in vitro models and for synthetic biology applications.

Expertise & Capabilities

Microfabrication of polymeric structures

Theoretical and experimental expertise in fluid dynamics at the microscale

On chip cell culture

Organ on a chip


Miniaturised bioassay

Academic / Professional qualifications

08/2013             Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College

06/2013             Affiliate Membership to the Royal Society of Chemistry

10/2012:            SCQF Certificate for Biosafety Practitioner Level 1

10/2012:            PostGraduate Certificate in Advanced Academic Studies

04/2006:            Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

11/2002:            Italian state certification for the practice of engineering as a profession (Chartered Engineer)

10/2002:                Dr. Eng. degree (5 year degree) in Electronic Engineering (Bioengineering qualification)

Teaching Interests

Teaching Staff for the course EE312 - Instrumentation and Microcontrollers (3rd year) at the University of Strathclyde.

Support Staff for the course EE105 - Electronic Techniques and Design (1st year) at the University of Strathclyde.

Teaching Staff for Small Group Tutorials (SGT) at the University of Strathclyde.


  • Microfluidics
  • Lab on a chip
  • Bioelectronics
  • Bioengineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Biosensor
  • Microfabrication

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Projects 2010 2022

Research Output 2005 2018

Drug screening of biopsy-derived multicellular spheroids using microfluidic technology

Mulholland, T. E., McAllister, M., Patek, S., Flint, D., Underwood, M., Sim, A., Edwards, J. & Zagnoni, M., 31 Jul 2018, In : Cancer Research. 78, 13 (supplement), 1 p., 5024

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Open Access
Cellular Spheroids
Preclinical Drug Evaluations

Drug screening of biopsy-derived spheroids using a self-generated microfluidic concentration gradient

Mulholland, T., McAllister, M., Patek, S., Flint, D., Underwood, M., Sim, A., Edwards, J. & Zagnoni, M., 2 Oct 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12 p., 14672

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Preclinical Drug Evaluations


Development of a microfluidic platform for multicellular tumour spheroid assays

Author: McMillan, K., 1 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Zagnoni, M. (Supervisor) & Boyd, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Member of Departmental Safety Committee

Michele Zagnoni (Recipient), May 2011

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2006 2018

Giuseppe Lamanna

Zagnoni, M. (Host)
Jan 2018Jul 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

OncoScreen: a microfluidic platform for animal-free 3D oncology

Zagnoni, M. (Speaker)
26 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk