University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7,000 people in 31 faculties and schools distributed in three different campuses, with a total of more than 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU offers the highest number of doctorate programmes of all Spanish universities, one third of which have received a mention of excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UPV/EHU has been recognised recently as an International Research Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

In Horizon2020, the new Research Framework Programme, the UPV/EHU has already been successful with 23 projects, including one ERC Advanced Grant, which so far has attracted a total sum of more than 7 million Euros in research financing.

Leader of Work Package 6

NAPES Work Package Structure

Key Personnel

Fernando Benito LopezDr. Fernando Benito-Lopez  – Ramón y Cajal Fellow at University of the Basque Country

  • 12 years of experience in Lab on a Chip technology
  • 56+ peer-reviewed papers in international journals
  • 6 patents

Janire Sáez CastañoJanire Sáez Castaño – PhD Student at University of the Basque Country
  • Degree in Chemistry and M.Sc from University of the Basque Country.
  • Research focuses on the development and integration of smart materials into microfluidic devices.


lourdesProf. Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts – Research Professor at University of the Basque Country

  • Professor of research group specialising in micro-bioengineering and lab-on-a-chip technologies for deveolopment of analytical devices for biology and medicine.
  • Awarded the UK and Ireland L’Oreal UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship in 2010.
  • 24 peer reviewed publication and inventor of 6 patent applications.


Luis Angel FernandezProf. Luis Ángel Fernandez – Professor in Analytical Chemistry

  • Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country
  • Research interests include: development and use of analytical methods, solution equilibria, physical chemistry, separation processes, instrumentation and automation, programming and chemometrics
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 604241