SLAS2016 Short Courses
Lab-on-a-chip: Case studies in diagnostics and screening
This course is aimed at researchers who already have a good basis in lab-chip technologies and are interested in exploring more recent applications, in particular how lab-chip systems have been or could be developed for researchers in cutting-edge drug development and the life sciences. Lectures will be presented using a case-study approach, using a number of selected examples — such as cell-based assays, drug screening and bioassays — to emphasize which aspects and issues play a deciding role in how a particular system is developed.
Who Should Attend:
All those who want to delve deeper into understanding the challenges and cross-disciplinary aspects of developing lab-on-a-chip devices for applications in the life sciences:
- Lab Managers
How You Will Benefit From This Course:
- Understand the complexity and the challenges of putting all the "bits" together to arrive at functioning lab-on-a-chip devices
- Get an insight into the diversity of the fields where these devices are used
- Learn from real examples (case studies) from the literature or the instructors' labs
- Apply the newly acquired knowledge to your own research ideas
Select Course Topics:
- new technologies for cell studies and cell-based assays
- (stem) cell biology
- drug screening
- reduction in the use of animals in drug development
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.