Abraham (Abe) Lee – Our new Editor-in-Chief

Lab on a Chip is delighted to announce Professor Abe Lee as its new Editor-in-Chief.

Abraham (Abe) Lee is the William J. Link Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department with an appointment also in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Irvine in the USA.  He also serves as the Director of the “Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics” (CADMIM), an NSF I/UCRC currently with more than 10 industrial members.  Over his career, Abe has developed a series of lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical and biotechnological applications.  His current research focuses on the development of active integrated microfluidics and droplet microfluidic platforms for the following applications:  point-of-care and molecular diagnostics, “smart” theranostic microparticles for early detection and treatment, sample preparation for cell sorting and enrichment, single cell processing and analysis, and organ-on-chip devices for drug screening.  His research has also contributed to the founding of several start-up companies.

Abe takes on the he role from Professor George Whitesides, our previous Editor-in-Chief to whom we are extremely grateful for his vision and leadership throughout a period of continued success for the journal. Abe was the first Lab on a Chip Associate Editor who started handling papers in 2011 and now we look forward to working with him as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal towards an even more dynamic and exciting future for Lab on a Chip! Abe adds “I am humbled and honoured to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for Lab on a Chip.  Now in its 16th year, Lab on a Chip is built on the pioneering visions of “giants of miniaturization”, most notably the founding Managing Editor Harp Minhas and Editor-in-Chief Andreas Manz, followed by George Whitesides’ leadership the last 5 years. The journal has soundly established itself as the leading journal for micro- and nano-scale science and technologies towards the ultimate goal of miniaturizing, accelerating and automating chemical and biological laboratory processes on a “chip-scale” platform. As I assume my new position and announce our new scope, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a most fulfilling New Year in 2017. ” More details on the revised scope of Lab on a Chip are on the journal webpage.

 

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4th Analytical Biosciences Early Career Researcher Meeting

The 4th Analytical Biosciences Early Career Researcher Meeting is the annual meeting organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Biosciences Group aimed at engaging with and promoting early career researchers work. This year, it will be held the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK on 15th-16th March. They hope to “engage in discussions and debate through considering applications of the current and future analytical technologies”. Confirmed keynote speakers include Mark Viant, from the University of Birmingham, Pete O’Connor, from the University of Warwick and Matthew Baker, from the University of Strathclyde. To find out more about the programme and to register to attend, please visit their website.


Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st March 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st January 2017

Submit your abstract in order to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to present your work!

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New YouTube Videos

Acoustofluidic coating of particles and cells

Inertial focusing of ellipsoidal Euglena gracilis cells in a stepped microchannel

Programmable assembly of heterogeneous microparts by an untethered mobile capillary microgripper

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ICAS 2017 – International Congress on Analytical Sciences

ICAS 2017 is the 5 yearly international congress organised by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The event takes place at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hainan, China between 5th and 8th May 2017. The theme of this year’s congress is “Analytical Chemistry – From Tool to Science”, which will contain sessions on advanced instrumental analysis, nanoscience and nanotechnology, biological and bioanalysis, environmental sciences, food safety, micro-analysis and microfluidic, sensors systems, mass spectrometry, separation and chromatography, spectrometry/spectroscopy, and electrochemical analysis. The Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Lab on a Chip, Analyst and Analytical Methods are very pleased to be supporting this event.

Visit the conference website for further details on themes and speakers and to submit your abstract.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28th February 2017

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st March 2017

 Register now to attend and present your work!

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A field-deployable mobile molecular diagnostic system for malaria at the point of need

Flow-induced phase inversion of emulsions in tapered microchannels

Magnetophoretic transistors in a tri-axial magnetic field

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SLAS2017 International Conference & Exhibition


SLAS2017
is the annual International Conference and Exhibition from the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS). The event will take place at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in  Washington DC, USA  on 4-8 February 2017. Through a unique combination of education, access to innovative technologies and intelligent peer networking, SLAS2017 delivers unmatched value for professionals and students looking to leverage the potential of life sciences discovery and technology. The keynote speakers at this event are Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus) and Rachel Swaby (Author of “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World”). Visit the conference website for further details on the themes and speakers, as well as the preliminary scientific program.

Important date: 

23 January 2017 Poster abstract submission deadline

 

Register now to attend and present your work!

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New YouTube Videos

Robust scalable high throughput production of monodisperse drops


Spontaneous transfer of droplets across microfluidic laminar interfaces


Electrocoalescence of paired droplets encapsulated in double-emulsion drops

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A novel viscoelastic-based ferrofluid for continuous sheathless microfluidic separation of nonmagnetic microparticles

 

Dynamics of bacterial streamers induced clogging in microfluidic devices

 

Heterotypic 3D tumor culture in a reusable platform using pneumatic microfluidics

 

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New Lab on a Chip Associate Editor: Joel Voldman

We are very pleased to announce our newest Associate Editor – Joel Voldman!

Joel is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. His research is at the intersection of biology and microtechnology, applying microfabrication technology to illuminate biological systems, especially at the cellular level. His group develops technologies that enhance or enable the acquisition of information from cells. Joel’s work builds upon various disciplines: electrical engineering, microfabrication, bioengineering, surface science, fluid mechanics and mass transport. He takes a quantitative approach to designing  technology, using both analytical and numerical modelling to gain fundamental understanding of the technologies.  You can find out more about Joel’s research on his homepageJoel adds “Having been a reader of and contributor to Lab on a Chip since its inception, I am looking forward to helping the journal and the microfluidics community to publish the best microfluidics research here.

Joel will be handling papers from 1 January 2017, so submit your best work to him!

Read Joel’s recent Lab on a Chip paper which was also featured in Chemistry World:

Monitoring sepsis using electrical cell profiling
Javier Prieto, Hao-Wei Su, Han Wei Hou, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Bruce Levy, Rebecca Baron, Jongyoon Han and Joel Voldman
Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 4333-4340
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00940A

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Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016: Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems

The Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016 “Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems” was held from 14 November 2016 to 16 November 2016 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne (Switzerland). The event was co-organised by Prof. Johan Auwerx and Lab on a Chip Advisory Board member Prof. Martin Gijs.

PhD student Li Dong was presented the Poster Award

Studies of living organisms like nematodes and invertebrate embryos in controlled spatio-temporal chemical environments on microfluidic chips are gaining momentum, as these animals offer genetic amenability, low-cost, and culture conditions that are compatible with large-scale screens, while not raising ethical issues. The Latsis Symposium wanted to bridge the gap between microfluidic systems and biological model organism research, by providing an interdisciplinary forum on the technology and applications of microfluidic systems for studies of multicellular organisms in medicine and biology.

Topics covered in each of the sessions were:

  • Phenotyping
  • Imaging Techniques
  • High-throughput techniques
  • Neurobiology
  • Physiology and Development Studies


Among the speakers presenting at the symposium was Prof. Hang Lu (School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia, USA), Lab on a Chip Advisory Board member, who spoke on “Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy”.

Li Dong's winning poster on "On-chip biocommunication through exchange of compounds secreted by male C. elegans nematodes"

A distinction for the best contributed poster of the Symposium was given to Ph.D. student Li Dong of the Laboratory of Microsystems of EPFL. He received an electronic subscription to the RSC journals Lab on a Chip and Integrative Biology.

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