Eager to know about the person?
Meet Neil Davey, the Harvard student who has also won the Maryland BioGENEius challenge in the year 2014. See what this genius guy did recently:
Technique that tells about the cancerous tumours
He injected a single drop of blood in a microfluidic device to encapsulate it into a single cell. As the cells got encapsulated, he used a standard biological technique called as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that boosts the particles of cancer DNA. Through which, he detected the presence of cancer DNA.
According to Davey –
“The advantage of this technology is that it is ultra-sensitive, so I can detect as few as one cancer cell from a billion normal cells in the blood,” he said. “The process is also very specific. One can uniquely detect a wide range of cancers using this DNA amplification technology.”
He recently won..
..a silver medal for his project “Early Cancer Diagnosis by the Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells using Drop-based Microfluidics.” And he really deserves it. Hats Off dude