Harvard Brigham
Vollmer Laboratory of Nanophotonics and Biosensing

Dr. Frank Vollmer's laboratory at the Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's Hospital focuses on the development of chip-scale biosensors for clinical diagnostics. He is an expert on microsphere-based optical resonator biosensors, a highly sensitive microsystems biodetection technology that does not require any labeling of the analyte. Optical resonator biosensors (optical microcavities) have the potential to reach the ultimate single molecule detection capability and can be multiplexed in high-throughput devices. Merging this biosensing technology with microfluidics and tissue-engineering will enable the monitoring of cell response in organ-on-chip applications as well as in live-cell biosensors. Dr. Vollmer's lab has strong collaborations with many other bio-research groups in the Boston area, including Dr. Ali Khademhosseini's lab, Dr. Joseph V. Bonventre's Lab, the Rowland Institute at Harvard and the Wyss Institute at Harvard. Dr. Frank Vollmer also directs a satellite laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany.