Professor Jon Cooper recognised for Lab-on-a-Chip technology

Published: 17 May 2010

Professor Jon Cooper recognised for Lab-on-a-Chip technology

The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, has announced Professor Jon Cooper as a holder of one of its prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards.

Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to support respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

Professor Cooper's research has developed a range of technologies associated with Lab-on-a-Chip including areas as diverse as bionanotechnology, microfluidics, surface analysis, biochip fabrication and development, instrumentation, modelling and cell based assays.

It was Professor Cooper's work in the application of Lab-on-a-Chip in Bioengineering which was recognised through this merit award.

He said: "I am delighted to become a holder of this award, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my collaborators and particularly members of my group who have helped in this success."


The focus of its work is in demonstrating the analytical advantages of studying biological systems at the micro and nanoscale.

Professor Cooper has been closely involved in the commercialisation of a number of these technologies associated with this field, including for example Lab-on-a-Pill and point of care diagnostic technologies as well as new tools for drug discovery.

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First published: 17 May 2010

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