Short CV/Education and training

  • Petra Dittrich is Associate Professor for Bioanalytics at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, since 2014. Her research in the field of lab-on-chip-technologies focuses on the miniaturization of high-sensitivity devices for chemical and biological analyses, and microfluidic-aided organization of materials.

  • She studied chemistry at Bielefeld University (Germany) and Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) from 1993 to 1999. She earned her PhD degree at the Max Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI Göttingen, Germany) in 2003. After another year as postdoctoral fellow at the MPI Göttingen, she had a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS Dortmund, Germany) (2004-2008). From 2008-2014, she was Assistant Professor at the Organic Chemistry Laboratories of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zurich). For research stays, she visited the Cornell University (Ithaca, USA, in 2002) and the University of Tokyo (Japan, in 2005).

  • Petra Dittrich received the Starting Grant from the European Research Commission (ERC) in 2008, and the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2016. She was awarded the Analytica Forschungspreis of the German Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), donated by Roche Diagnostics GmbH in 2010 and the Heinrich Emmanuel Merck award, donated by Merck KGaA, in 2015.

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • ERC Consolidator Grant: Engineering hybrid cells by use of microfluidic technology

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

  • Associate Editor for Lab on a chip

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children born 2006 and 2011


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