Petra Dittrich studied chemistry at Bielefeld University (Germany) and Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) from 1993 to 1999. She earned her PhD degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI Goettingen, Germany) in 2003 for her thesis on single fluorescent molecule spectroscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in microfluidic channels. After another year as postdoctoral fellow at the MPI Goettingen, she had a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS Dortmund, Germany) (2004-2008). For research stays, she was at the Cornell University (2002) and the University of Tokyo (2005). In 2008, she became assistant professor at the Organic Chemistry Laboratories of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Since 2014, Petra Dittrich is associate professor for Bioanalytics at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich. Her research in the field of lab-on-a-chip-technologies focuses on the miniaturisation of high-sensitivity devices for chemical and biological analyses, and microfluidic-aided organisation of materials.
For more information on Professor Dittrich´s research please visit her Website at ETH Zurich.