Congratulations to Sarah Wildgen who has been selected to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany . The week long meeting will bring together 650 young researchers from 88 countries to interact with 70 Nobel Laureates from the fields of physiology and medicine, physics and chemistry. At the interdisciplinary meeting, she will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the Nobel Laureates through lectures, panel discussion and master classes.
Wildgen is a working on her Ph.D. in Chemistry with Prof. Robert Dunn. As a part of the Dunn lab, she is working on developing label-free biosensing platforms utilizing whispering gallery mode resonators. By recirculating light within their spherical cavity, these resonators can sense changes in refractive index and can be used to measure protein binding events in real time. She has been developing multiplexed, small volume, and rapid biosensing techniques with the goal of improving diagnostic technologies for ovarian cancer.