Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 12 - 14 Jul 2020 Register Now
Deadlines Registration - 8 Jun 2020 Abstract - 12 May 2020

Coronavirus information for participants

The onsite course and conference programme at EMBL has been paused until the end of June 2020.


We aim to continue offering our advanced training for the scientific community however we safely can. While some events have been cancelled, many have been rescheduled for a later date and others will be delivered as virtual events.


Registration is open for onsite courses and conferences starting after 1 July and for the virtual events. All registration fees for any events which don’t take place due to the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.


More information for participants of events at EMBL Heidelberg can be found here.

Conference Overview

Microfluidic tools have made recent biological and biomedical research leaps possible. At the interface of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology, innovation in microfluidic approaches has positively impacted areas as diverse as nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics, single-cell and single-molecule studies, and biomedical diagnostics. Many of these applications - including next-generation sequencing devices - have been revolutionised by miniaturisation, paving the way for global gene analysis and hence transforming biology. Working on the pico- to nanoliter scale not only allows a high-degree of parallelisation, but importantly offers superb spatiotemporal control. Small objects such as cells, or even discrete parts thereof, can be exposed to unique conditions, facilitating entirely novel approaches to inquiry in modern biology and chemistry.

The EMBL Microfluidics Conference brings together top researchers and emerging research leaders to spark scientific exchange and create community. Topics spanning from fundamental physics & chemistry to device design and nascent biological applications will be presented, which should be of interest to everyone from experts in microfluidic design to users of the next-generation of microfluidic tools, and from academic scholars and trainees to industry colleagues.

Session Topics

  • Probing biology
  • Next-generation device design and emerging applications
  • Disease diagnostics, analytical chemistry and chemical synthesis
  • Single-cell and single-molecule analyses

 

EMBL Courses and Conferences are kindly supported by our Corporate Partnership Programme

Founder partners

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Corporate partners

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  • Bio-Rad logo
  • Boehringer Ingelheim logo
  • Eppendorf logo
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  • Milteniy Biotec logo
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Associate partners

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  • New England Biolabs logo
  • Nikon logo
  • Promega logo
  • Roche logo
  • Sanofi logo
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