Dr. Stavros Stavrakis
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Stavros received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Crete (Greece) in 1999. In 2005 he gained his Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Crete working on time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy of cytochrome oxidases. Prior to moving to Zurich in 2011 he was in the group of Prof. Stephen Quake at Stanford University as a Marie Curie fellow where he performed research on the development of new optical tools to improve the throughput of current single molecule DNA sequencing platforms. As a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow he also worked in Dr David McGloin’s lab at the University of Dundee, dealing with optical trapping of single cells in microfluidic chips. His current research interests are focused on applications of single molecule fluorescence detection, and optofluidics in biology. Currently he has a team of postdocs and students developing new microfluidic/ optofluidic platforms for single molecule enzymology, high-throughput imaging flow cytometry, ultrafast enzyme kinetics, fluorescence lifetime combined with droplet microfluidics and high-throughput microfluidic single-cell screening platforms.