Dr Daniel Richards
Dr Daniel Richards is a co-investigator on the BRCCH-funded DAVINCI project and will be leading the effort at ETH Zurich to develop a smartphone app capable of analyzing and interpreting the project’s SARS-CoV-2 test. Dr Richards joined the deMello group at ETH Zurich as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in early 2020 and has since focused on exploring the interface of synthetic biology, diagnostics and microfluidics. He has an active interest in point-of-care diagnostics, protein modification, synthetic biology and nanomaterials. Prior to joining ETH Zurich, Dr Richards was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, UK, where he was involved in developing nanomaterial-based diagnostic technologies for both infectious and non-infectious diseases. He completed his PhD at University College London, where he focused on applying novel chemical reactions to complex proteins with the aim of improving the functionality of therapeutically relevant biomolecules.