Lab on a Chip is committed to supporting early career scientists, and it is because of this that we are both proud and very pleased to introduce the publication of the 2014 edition of our Emerging Investigators issue.
Guest edited by Dino di Carlo, Helene Andersson-Svah and Yanyi Huang, this issue celebrates the best and brightest amongst early career miniaturisation scientists around the world. Their editorial reflects on the past before introducing the upcoming challenges that new generations of investigators are facing. These challenges are demonstrated in the range of topics covered in this issue.
This issue features three HOT articles, which received particularly high scores at peer review. They are free* to access for a limited time only so click on the links below to download the full articles
We invite registered μTAS participants to submit short videos (see full conditions of entry below) that are either scientifically or educationally focused. Videos may be fun, artistic or just surprising and unusual in order to meet these criteria.
Dolomite Microfuidics, innovators in microfluidic solutions, have generously agreed to support this competition with $2500 worth of Dolomite equipment as the prize.
If you think you have the necessary visual science to take home the prize money, have a read of the entry conditions below!
Video Award Submission Process – Easy 3 Step Process
Step 1.Sign-In to the Electronic Form Using Your Registration Number (submissions can be made between July 25 and October 10, 2014. Form available at www.microTAS2014.org from July 25)
Please have your Abstract/Manuscript Number accessible. If you are unable to locate your Abstract/Manuscript Number, please contact info@microTAS2014.org.
Step 2. Fill in Remaining Information on Electronic Submission Form
Please fill in remaining information on the electronic submission form including title of image and your caption.
Step 3. Upload Your Video
All entries are to be submitted in MP4 or MOV format online via this website. Entries will not be accepted by email, fax, or post. Once your entry has been successfully uploaded and submitted, you will be given an entry number and you will be sent a confirmation email with the information you provided, minus the image. The ability to submit an image will close Friday, 10 October 2014 at 23:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time (HST. GMT minus 10 hours).
Conditions of entry:
1. Only registered participants can take part/submit videos
2. Videos must be either scientific (demonstrating interesting aspects) or educational (enhancing understanding) with respect to micro or nanofluidics
3. Videos can be presented in a fun way
4. Videos can be presented in an artistic way
5. Videos can be presented in a surprising or unusual way
6. Videos can be enhanced by audio, animations or annotations, if necessary
7. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes in length and file sizes must be compressed as much as possible for submission
8. Videos must be viewable on a PC without bespoke software
9. All submissions are submitted on the basis that they may be used by Lab on a Chip and/or CBMS for promotional purposes in any form
10. Judging by an international panel of judges will take place at μTAS 2014. The judge’s decision will be final and no discussion will be entertained.
11. The prize will be awarded at μTAS 2014 and a written voucher for the equipment will be handed over to the person submitting the winning entry.
Finally, just for a bit of inspiration, here’s a classic Lab on a Chip video from our YouTube Channel…enjoy!
We are delighted to announce the publication of our themed issue dedicated to Kahp-Yang SUh
An extraordinarily insightful and productive scientist in the field of nanotechnology, material science and bio-inspired systems, Kahp-Yang Suh has published over 200 articles over his short academic life.
Guest edited by Pilnam Kim, Noo Li Jeon and Ali Khademhosseini, this issue includes seven research papers concerning various areas of lab-on-a-chip, written by friends and colleagues of Khap-Yang and includes contributions on a range of topics related to Kahp-Yang’s work. These papers demonstrate the directions in which lab-on-a-chip and intelligent manufacturing of biomaterials could contribute to the development of the next generation of healthcare systems.
Longitude Prize 2014 is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve one of the greatest issues of our time. It is being run and developed by Nesta, with the Technology Strategy Board as launch funding partner.
The development of antibiotics has been vital to our survival, adding 20 years to each persons life on average – but antimicrobial resistance is threatening to cause antibiotics to become ineffective in the future. Along with the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics are crucial in ensuring that patients receive appropriate treatment; to help us to monitor infection and to conserve the therapies we have by only administrating to those that really need them.
The challenge for Longitude Prize 2014 will be set to create a cheap, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use point of care test kit to identify bacterial infections.
We are working with a number of learned societies to develop community initiatives to bring researchers from different disciplines together to stimulate research in the infections disease area. Supporting the Longitude Prize challenge, we have made the following relevant Lab on a Chip articles free* to access for a limited time, so click on the links below and download them today!
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August 2-3 2014 in Dalian, China
This workshop focuses on the innovative developments in Lab-on-a-Chip technology and the applications of microfluidics in diagnostics, biological, material, pharmaceutical, and environmental sciences. For more information, please visit the official webpage.