Technical Advisory Board Member
Fredrik Höök is professor in physics and is heading the biological physics division at the Department of Physics, Chalmers. Höök’s research is focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of cell-membrane mimics but also for use in diagnostic, drug-screening applications and nanoparticle analytics. Efforts are presently cantered on (i) new methods with single molecule sensitivity for studies of biological nanoparticles, (ii) microfluidic platforms for cell-membrane chromatography and (iii) sophisticated surface modifications and nanofabrication schemes to facilitate improved analysis of supported cell-membrane mimics and membrane proteins. These research directions are carried out in close collaborations with pharmaceutical, biological and medical settings established through the role Höök has as director for different interdisciplinary projects, in particular the SSF-funded Industrial Research Centre FoRmulaEx. Höök has been awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), is member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and was appointed Wallenberg scholar in 2019. He is also co-founder of Q-Sense, Gothenburg Sensor Devices and In Singulo Solution.