Sperm-Driven and Sperm-Templated Microrobots
Dr. Veronika Magdanz
Dr. Veronika Magdanz is a biotechnologist that has been developing sperm-driven and sperm-templated microrobots for over 7 years. She studied Biotechnology at TU Braunschweig and Chemical Engineering at UWaterloo, before pursuing her PhD at IFW Dresden in Oliver Schmidt’s team at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences. After graduating with summa cum laude from the TU Dresden in 2016, she received funding by the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to pursue further her interests in sperm biology and developing innovative approaches for diagnostics and therapy in reproductive science as Open Topic Postdoc. Currently, she is working as Feodor-Lynen Fellow at IBEC Barcelona in the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices group. Her interests span from sperm motility & metabolism in complex environments to the development of smart microbiorobots. Veronika is a truly interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in nanotechnology, robotics, material science, chemistry and biology. She has coauthored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals.