I combine molecular medicine and nanotechnology to build biosensors for clinical applications.
Khulan Sergelen is an Assistant Professor in the research group Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics (MBx) within the department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on exploring means to continuously measure biomolecules related to health and disease. She applies molecular biology and nanoscale materials to tune and monitor biomolecular interactions at single-molecule resolution.
Khulan Sergelen studied molecular biology and molecular medicine at the University of Vienna, where she obtained her MSc degree in 2012. She received her joint-PhD degree in 2017 from the International Graduate School in Bionanotechnology (IGS-BioNanoTech) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Working in the research groups of Prof. Wolfgang Knoll and Prof. Bo Liedberg, she developed reversible detection biosensors for small molecules through aptamer-based surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy and applied hydrogels as matrices for SPR biosensors. In 2018, she moved to Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as a postdoctoral researcher and since 2019, she is a tenure-track assistant professor in the MBx group.
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