Enrica Rollo receiving her prize from Mark Gilligan, CEO of Blacktrace Holdings, and Sam Keltie, executive editor of Lab on a Chip.Photo courtesy of DolomiteThis year's MicroTAS Video Competition has been won by Enrica Rollo from EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland, for her entertaining comparison between clean rooms and kitchens. The annual competition—run by microfluidics specialist Dolomite and Lab on a Chip, and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society—embraces the lighter side of life sciences and chemistry, while giving delegates a chance to win €2,500 worth of Dolomite microfluidics equipment.
Enrica's winning entry was a recipe for a 'Micropillars Chocolate Cake', providing an imaginative yet informative explanation of how micropillar electrodes are created and used to monitor the passage of single cells. Substituting silicon dioxide, platinum, and titanium for chocolate, hazelnuts, and coconut, her entry certainly had the judges’ interest! Enrica picked up her prize voucher from Dolomite's Mark Gilligan and Sam Keltie, executive editor of Lab on a Chip, at the event, and is now busy designing her new microfluidic system.
To see the winning video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c-sRzp4syg&feature=youtu.be