Miguel Xavier

Research Fellow
Food Processing

Miguel Xavier is a Research Fellow at the INL working in the Department of Life Sciences within the Food Processing Unit. Miguel’s work focuses on the development of a new Gut-On-Chip platform to assess the bioavailability and safety of orally administered compounds.

Miguel obtained his PhD at the University of Southampton, UK where he investigated label-free, microfluidic solutions to sort skeletal stem cells (SSCs) from the human bone marrow. He also worked in Southampton as a post-doctoral research fellow investigating i) the use of Nanoflares to isolate SSCs based on novel markers identified by single-cell RNA sequencing using DropSeq and ii) the optimisation of a novel 3D microfluidic Lung-On-Chip model.

Since 2016 Miguel was the first author of 4 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Miguel has also secured funding to support his research and received scientific awards including the Gold Medal for Excellence in Engineering by a Young Researcher at the STEM for Britain competition held in the UK at the houses of parliament.

Selected Publications