SLAS2016 Short Courses
Lab-on-a-Chip: From Technology to Bioanalysis on Chip
This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in learning more about new developments in the technology behind lab-on-a-chip systems. It is the intention to make this course a “how-to” primer that could form the basis for the development of prototypes having integrated functions for a variety of purposes.
Who Should Attend:
All those who are interested in getting a better understanding of how miniaturization and microfluidics enable novel applications in a number of fields (analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, ...):
- Lab Managers
How You Will Benefit From This Course:
- Understand the basic advantages and limitations of miniaturization and microfluidics
- Learn about new technologies, new materials and fabrication approaches
- Understand the basic design rationales and processes
- Develop an understanding of the added challenges when integrating multiple functions into a single device
- Get practical pointers on how to design and make (simple) prototypes
- microfluidic unit operations
- new materials, new fabrication techniques
- how to integrate multiple liquid handling functions into microsystems for (bio)analytical applications
- miniaturized instrumentation based on microfluidic and detection technologies
- microdroplet versus continuous-flow technologies
- macro-to-micro interfaces
Sabeth Verpoorte, PhD
Sabeth Verpoorte has more than 20 years of research experience in the lab-on-a-chip field, and has been head of the Pharmaceutical Analysis Group in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen since 2003. Her present research has taken on a strong cell biological / pharmacological focus, and includes innovative joint projects with colleagues in pharmacokinetics and medical biology. Efforts have also concentrated on continuous-flow particle separation strategies, as well as miniaturized analytical instrumentation (paper spray ionization, multidimensional chromatography). Verpoorte has published papers in top analytical chemistry journals. She is or has been involved in several international conference organizations and journal editorial boards.
Johan Nilsson, PhD
Johan Nilsson obtained his Ph.D. in 1993 in Electrical Measurements on the topic Ink Jet and Droplet Technology at the Department of Electrical Measurements, Lund University, Sweden. Following the Ph.D., he got a post-doc employment at the same department where he headed the research in droplet formation characterizations, silicon nozzle development and flow-through microdispensing. He currently holds a position as Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His current research interests are microfluidics and microstructures with a focus on particle handling using acoustic forces for biomedical analysis.
Jörg P. Kutter, Ph.D.
Jörg P. Kutter received his his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1995 from the University of Ulm, Germany, focusing on chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques. After graduation, he worked with J. Michael Ramsey as a postdoctoral research fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developing microchip-based analytical tools. In June 1998, he joined the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology of the Technical University of Denmark, before he moved to the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen in September 2013. He holds the position of professor in analytical biosciences and his research interests include liquid phase separations and sample pretreatment techniques and the development of microfluidic systems for applications in the life sciences.