Associate professor, Microsystems Technology, Uppsala University
Membership period 2014–2019
I am currently leading three research projects based on my expertise in micro- and nanofabrication combined with my experience in integrated sensors and microfluidics. The aim is to develop new methods for high-throughput screening needed in e.g. single cell analysis and drug screening. I am also interested in investigating the possibilities of nanotechnology and nanofabrication within the life sciences for the development of artificial models of human biological barriers. These in vitro models can be used for fundamental biological research as well as screening platforms in industry.
I am the Young Academy of Swedens's Vice Chair 2017–2018
1. and 2. Photo: Erik Thor/Young Academy of Sweden 3. Foto: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden (Click to enlarge)
1. Photo: Markus Marcetic/Sveriges unga akademi 2. Endothelial cells cultured on a porous membrane. Photo: Anette Wolff 3. 50 pL droplets generated in a PDMS device. Photo: Anna Fornell (Click to enlarge images)
1. Maria Tenje participating in the Researchers' Night. Photo: Ulla Ki Harrysson/Vattenhallen 2. Maria inspired high school students at the Kunskapsgymnasiet Career Day in Uppsala 2015. 3. Maria Tenje gives a presentation titled "Why did I become a scientist, and why should you?" at the Nobel Chemistry Laureates high school visit 2014 at Kungsholmens Gymnsasium. Photo: Annika Moberg (Click to enlarge)