Dr Alain Wuethrich

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr Wuethrich is an NHMRC Emerging Leader fellow and ARC DECRA awardee at the Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland (UQ). Dr Wuethrich obtained his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2016 after completing a Master’s degree in Switzerland. His research expertise lies in liquid biopsy, electrohydrodynamics, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, nanotechnology and diagnostics. He held positions in international pharmaceutical companies and became lead inventor on a European patent. He has actively engaged with national and international companies to translate diagnostic nanotechnologies. Since 2017 he has provided continuous research mentoring to the group and has supervised >30 postgraduate and graduate students in nanotechnological strategies to detect cancer and other diseases.

Research Interests

  • Liquid biopsy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Biosensing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania
  • Postgraduate Diploma, University of Tasmania


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