Martin Dufva

Martin Dufva

Groupleader, Associate Professor

Department of Health Technology

Technical University of Denmark


Building 423, room 024

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Associate Professor Dr. Martin Dufva,


Personel Data           

Martin Dufva, Swedish citizen born Nov-11 1967, married 1994 and has three children, Granvænget 3, DK3100 Hornbæk tel +45 3012 8416, Working address work: Department of micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, DK2800 Kgs Lyngby. Tel +45 25 63 24, e-mail:



1994            Bachelor of Science in Biology at Göteborg University

1998             Master of Science in molecular biology at Göteborg University.

2001            Ph D (Med. Dr.) in Clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine, Göteborg University



1987-1990: Atlas Resors computer department.

1991-2001: Computer consultant for SIXU föreningsservice AB.

1995-2001: PhD students at clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine, Göteborg University

2001-2005: Assistant Prof, Department of Micro and Nano Technology, Danish Technical University (DTU)

2005-        :Associate Prof, Department of Micro and Nano Technology, (DTU)

2002-2006:Paternity leave for 25 whole weeks and 25 on part time during the period


Selected Management skills:

  • Since 2005- leader of my research group at DTU Nanotech consisting of 3-8 people.
  • Medarbejder udvikling samtaler (MUS) with employees.
  • Principle leader of 8 PhD projects and nine master projects.

Supervisor for 26 PhD student project.20 Master students, 10 Bachelor projects


Research focus areas:

DNA and protein microarray technology: Function of biomolecules on surfaces, immobilisation of DNA and proteins to surfaces, genotyping, antibody assays, detection technologies and clinical performance of my invention gradient processing of DNA microarrays.

Cell culture on chip: design of large combinatory assay system for high throughput cell analysis, biocompatibility issues of perfusion and programming of cells by multiple fluidic streams

Microfluidics:design fluidics networks to solve limitation in molecular and cell based assays. Often I utilize arrays of fluidics streams in combination with biochemical arrays. I seek solution that can be utilized by end users and develop fluidics components to that end including good optimal quality of chips for time laps microscopy and interconnection and pumping for simplicity and robustness.

High throughput screening of biological: This is a novel acvitivity employing microfluidics droplet technology. Curretly the screening deals with antibody,  phage diplay and bacterial promoter libraries. 


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