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EMBL Conference

Microfluidics 2012

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Wednesday 25 July - Friday 27 July 2012 Registration closed
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Programme

 
Day 1 - Wednesday 25th July
Time Topic
14:00 - 16:00 Registration
16:00 - 19:45 Session 1 - Single cell/ single organism studies

Session chair: Steve Quake, Stanford University, USA

16:00 - 16:35

Single cell and single molecule genomics

Steve Quake, Stanford University, USA
16:35 - 17:10

Microfluidic single-cell analysis for systems immunology

Savas Tay, ETHZ, Switzerland
17:10 - 17:45

Large-scale single cell analysis

Sebastian Maerkl, EPFL, Switzerland
17:45 - 18:15 Coffee Break
18:15 - 18:50

Biofluidic Application Specific Integrated Circuits for Quantitative Biology

Luke P. Lee, University of California, Berkley, USA
18:50 - 19:05 HuMiX: a microfluidics-based in vitro co-culture device for investigating human-microbial molecular interactions

Mahesh Desai, University of Luxembourg,  Luxembourg

19:05 - 19:45

The biology of one: microfluidic single cell analysis

Carl Hansen, University of British Columbia, Canada
19:45 - 21:30 Dinner
21:30 - 23:00 Welcome  Reception in the Roof Top Lounge
 
 
Day 2 - Thursday 26th July
Time Topic
09:00 - 12:05 Session 2: Droplet-based microfluidics

Session Chair: Christoph Merten, EMBL, Germany

09:00 - 09:35

Drop-based microfluidics:  Biology a picoliter at a time

Dave Weitz, Harvard University, USA
09:35 - 10:10

Bringing complex protocols to droplet microfluidics

Jean-Louis Viovy, Institut Curie/CNRS, France
10:10 - 1025

Automated Droplet Microfluidics

Piotr Garstecki, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
10:25 - 10:55 Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:30

Colloidal Microfluidics

Patrick Tabeling, ESPCI Paris, France
11:30 - 12:05 Functional single-cell hybridoma screening using droplet-based microfluidics

Christoph Merten, EMBL, Germany

12:05 - 13:30 Poster Session 1
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:30

Session 3: Novel Microfluidic Modules & Applications

Session Chair: Harp Minhas, Lab on a Chip (Editor), United Kingdom
14:30 - 15:05

Simple microfluidics for complex functions

Rustem Ismagilov, Caltech, USA
15:05 - 15:20

Microfluidics for Cancer Cell Chemotaxis

Mingming Wu, Cornell University, United States of America
15:20 - 15:55

Microfluidic tools for quantitative studies of neuronal chemotaxis

Vincent Studer, CNRS, France
15:55 - 16:25 Coffee Break
16:25 - 16:40

Highly controlled electrofusion of individually selected cells and low volume delivery of the fusion products

Michael Kirschbaum, Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Germany
16:40 - 17:15

The new applications of deformable buttons on-chip

Yuanyi Huang, Peking University, China
17:15 - 17:30 A microfluidic-based method to monitor lipid-protein interactions

Antoine-Emmanuel Saliba,EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

17:30 - 19:00 Poster Session 2
19:00 - 00:00 Conference Dinner & Party
 
 
Day 3 - Friday 27th July
Time Topic
09:00 - 13:15

Session 4: Diagnostics and point-of-care devices

Session Chair: Norman Dovichi, Analytical Chemistry (Editor), USA
09:00 - 09:35

Simple Bioanalysis,

George Whitesides, Harvard University, USA
09:35 - 10:10

Applications for Digital Microfluidics in the Clinical Laboratory

Aaron Wheeler, University of Toronto, Canada
10:10 - 10:45

Tubeless Microfluidic Systems for Testing Cells and Tissues

Albert Folch, University of Washington, USA
10:45 - 11:00

The centrifugal microfluidic LabDisk platform for the automation of nucleic acid analysis and immunoassays

Daniel Mark,HSG-IMIT, Germany
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:05

Sophisticated point-of-care devices based on 2D paper networks

Paul Yager, University of Washington, USA
12:05 - 12:40

"Lab on Chip" approach to detection of infectious disease

Andreas Manz, KIST Europe - Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Germany
12:40 - 13:15

NanoVelcro-Embedded Microchips for Detection and Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells: Validation Studies in Oncology Clinic

Hsian-Rong Tseng, University of California, LA, USA
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 -

Session 5: (Bio-)Chemical analysis/synthesis/separation

Session Chair: Jonathan Faiz, Angewandte Chemie (Associate Editor), Germany
14:30 - 15:05

Understanding the chemistry in the cell: studying crowding in picoliter droplets

Wilhelm Huck, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
15:05 - 15:40

Chemical cytometry -- the analysis of the content of single cells

Norman Dovichi, University of Notre Dame, USA
15:40 - 16:15

A microfluidic-based assay for studying chromatin methylation and de-methylation events

Doron Gerber, Bar Ilan University, Israel
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:20

Routes to High-Efficiency Detection in Segmented and Continuous Flows

Andrew deMello, ETHZ, Switzerland
17:20 - 17:35 Miniaturized synthesis of metal-organic framework crystal membranes and single crystals using digital microfluidics

Daan Witters, KU Leuven, Belgium

17:35 - 17:50

Tunable ion-selective filtering using a nanochannel-induced depletion zone

Jos Quist,LACDR/NMC, Leiden University, The Netherlands
17:50 Final remarks - end of conference