Olanrewaju Ayokunle, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Nature et technologies, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. His Award-winning publication: Microfluidic Capillaric Circuit for Rapid and Facile Bacteria Detection is published in Analytical Chemistry.

More than 50% of women have had a urinary tract infection by the age of 32. Conventional diagnosis based on bacterial culture can take up to 48 hours. In an effort to reduce the wait time, Olanrewaju Ayokunle and his team have developed a microfluidic capillaric circuit to perform rapid and automated medical tests by delivering reagents without external pumps, using only surface tension forces.

Read the full abstract here.

In addition to promoting research careers in Quebec, this competition recognizes the exceptional research contributions of university students (master’s, doctorate), postdoctoral fellows and members of professional orders who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in any of the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

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November 23, 2017