Sabeth Verpoorte

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Sabeth Verpoorte, Ph.D.
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Known forMIcrofluidics, Lab-on-a-chip

Elisabeth MJ Verpoorte is a professor of microfluidics and miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" systems in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.[1]


From 1990-1996, Verpoorte trained as an automation systems postdoctoral researcher in the Manz group at CIBA in Basel, Switzerland. She was then a Group Leader with Nico F. de Rooij at the Institute for Microtechnology in Neuchatel. Professor Verpoorte assumed her position in Groningen in 2003.[2]


Verpoorte's research explores simulating in vivo organismic biology onto microscopic external devices. This is achieved through fabrication and control of chemical detectors and separations modules onto silicon dioxide chips. This dramatically decreases the amount of analyte, solution, or cells required to perform a given analysis. Her specific interests involve electrokinetic control over movement of various substances on these chips.

Volunteer activities[edit]

Verpoorte was the 2018 President for the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening.[3] She has also held leadership roles in the Dutch Pharmacy Association and multiple international conferences.[4]


  1. ^ "prof. dr. E.M.J. (Sabeth) Verpoorte | How to find us | About us | University of Groningen". Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  2. ^ "Lab Automation 2018". LabRoots. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. ^ "New SLAS Board of Directors Members Excited to Help Shape Society". Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  4. ^ "MicroTAS 2014 - October 26-30, 2014 - San Antonio, Texas, USA". Retrieved 2018-10-17.