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Nomination for the School Faculty Assembly
It is time to elect new members to the School Faculty Assembly at the CBH School. The School Faculty Assembly meet at least twice per semester and the meetings are open to all school colleagues, regardless of assignments in the line organization, who want to contribute and participate in discussions. The members are elected by the colleagues at each department for a period of two years with the possibility of re-election.
If you want to get involved and run as a member or to be re-elected for another term, please email
no later than 22 October 2021. Write a short motivation about why you are running and send a picture of you self.
Elections to the CBH School Faculty Assembly are coming up. Cristina Al-Khalili Szigyarto has been its chairman during the first term of office and she is hoping that more colleagues will join and make their voices heard about research and education at the school.
"To me it’s very important to be able to have an impact and to be able to discuss the questions I find important. What’s also fantastic about the School Faculty Assembly is the possibility to discuss with colleagues at other campuses. We are a large school and it’s important to be able to reach out."
In her dissertation, "Textile and Paper Microfluidic Platforms for Electroanalytical Nucleic Acid Testing", Shirin Khaliliazar presents techniques that could be used for manufacturing fast and reliable self-tests on paper and textile for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
"We have tried to develop miniaturized nucleic acid amplification diagnostic tests (NAATs), as home-based diagnostic tests, an alternative to PCR test, which now heavily relies on centralized laboratories. It’s a bit like pregnancy tests or alcohol tests for rapid and early disease diagnosis through genetic materials (DNA/RNA)," says Shirin Khaliliazar.
The CBH School works actively for a sustainable development on several levels. Our research and education contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we have an environmental management system and is a workplace that strives for increased sustainability in our daily processes.