Principal Investigators

Prof. Lourdes Basabe

(Leader of the BIOMICs microfluidics Team)


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SHORT PROFILE. Independent researcher interested in the field of micro bioengineering and lab-on-a-chip technologies. Ikerbasque Research Professor since 2012, Director of the Microfluidics & BIOMICS Cluster UPV/EHU since 2019, Principal Investigator of the BIOMICS-microfluidics Research team since 2014, Young Member of Jakiunde, the Academy of Science and Arts of the Basque Country since 2016.

BIO. Lourdes Basabe studied chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid until 2002. Then, she moved to the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where she completed her PhD in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Crego Calama and Prof. David Reinhoudt at the Supramolecular Chemistry Group within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. In 2006 she joined the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in Dublin, Ireland, where in 2009 she became Team Leader in Microfluidics for Platelet Biology. In 2012, she was awarded an Ikerbasque Research Professorship and she moved to CICmicroGUNE in the Basque Country, Spain. In 2014, Lourdes joined the BIOMICS research group at the University of the Basque Country, led by Prof. Martinez de Pancorbo, where she established her own independent research team: BIOMICS-microfluidics, focused on the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies. In June 2015 she co-funded the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU with Dr. Fernando Benito-Lopez´s group. And in 2019 she promoted the creation of the Microfluidics and Biomics (M&B) Cluster UPV/EHU, Lourdes Basabe is the director of the M&B Cluster UPV/EHU which is finacially supported by the Basque Government.

Lourdes has a multidisciplinary scientific background marked by a high international mobility. In 2010 Lourdes she was awarded with the UK and Ireland L'Oreal UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship. The research of Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts is published in peer reviewed publications at high impact international journals (ACS Nano, JACS, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Lab on a Chip, Langmuir, Chemical Society Reviews, etc). She is also inventor of several patents.


Development of microtechnologies to create novel analytical platforms.

Through the integration of biosensors in microfluidic platforms we develop disposable point-of-care diagnostic tests and analytical platforms to study biological systems.