Archive for March, 2017
We are delighted to announce our new Advisory Board member – Amy E. Herr!
Amy E. Herr is the Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and a Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she was a staff member at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA), earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and completed her B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science with honors from the California Institute of Technology. Her research has been recognized by the NIH New Innovator Award, NSF CAREER Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (Chemistry), and DARPA Young Faculty Award. Professor Herr has chaired the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidics. She is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), an entrepreneur, and was recently elected to the US National Academy of Inventors. Her research program lies at the intersection of engineering design, analytical chemistry, and targeted proteomics – with a recent focus on cytometry spanning fundamental biological to clinical questions.
Read Amy’s recent papers in Lab an a Chip:
John J. Kim, Elly Sinkala and Amy E. Herr
Robert Lin, Arunan Skandarajah, Rachel E. Gerver, Hector D. Neira, Daniel A. Fletcher and Amy E. Herr
We invite registered μTAS participants to submit short videos (see terms and conditions 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 Microfluidics, innovators in microfluidic solutions, are sponsoring this competition with the prize of $1500 worth of Dolomite equipment.
If you have an idea for a video that you would like to share with the μTAS community read the entry conditions below!
Deadline: 23rd October 2017
Terms and Conditions
- Only participants registered for the MicroTAS conference can take part and submit videos.
- Videos must be either scientific (demonstrating interesting aspects) or educational (enhancing understanding) with respect to micro- or nanofluidics.
- Videos can be enhanced by audio, animations, or annotations.
- Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes with a file size less than 25 Mbytes (please use appropriate video compression).
- Videos must be viewable on a PC without special software (.mpg, .mp4, .mov, .avi or .wmv).
- All videos are submitted on the basis that they may be used by LOC and/or CBMS for promotional purposes in any form.
- Assessment by an international panel of judges will take place at MicroTAS 2017 and the judges’ decision will be final.
- The prize will be awarded at MicroTAS 2017, and a voucher for the equipment will be presented to the person submitting the winning entry.
- The video submission deadline is the end of Monday, 23rd October, 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time).
Video Award Submission Process – Easy 3 Step Process
Step 1. Sign-In to the Electronic Form Using Your Registration Number
Please have your Registration Number accessible. If you are unable to locate your Registration Number, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. Fill in information on Electronic Submission Form
Please fill in information on the electronic submission form including title of image and your caption.
Step 3. Upload Your Video
All entries are to be submitted online via this website as .mpg, .mp4, .mov, .avi or .wmv. 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 video. The ability to submit a video will close at the end of Monday, 23rd October 2017 (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time).
MicroTAS 2016 Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Micropillars Chocolate Cake
MicroTAS 2015 Conference, Gyeongju, Korea
Spin Me Right Round
David Kinahan, Ducrée Labs, Dublin City University, Ireland
MicroTAS 2014 Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Tijmen Hageman, KIST Europe GmbH, Germany
Lab on a Chip and Dolomite are proud to sponsor the twelfth Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship, to honour and support the up and coming, next generation of scientists who have significantly contributed to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems. This year’s Lectureship will be presented at the µTAS 2017 Conference in Savannah, Georgia, USA with the recipient receiving a prize of US$2,000.
Who should you nominate?
Early to mid-career scientists (maximum 15 years post completion of PhD).
Scientists who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems.
How do you nominate?
Submit your nominations to Lab on a Chip Editor Sam Keltie at LOC-RSC@rsc.org
Nominations should include:
- Full contact and affiliation details of the person making the nomination.
- A letter of nomination with the candidate’s accomplishments and why the lectureship is deserved. (The nominee must be aware that he/she has been nominated for this lectureship.)
- A list of the candidate’s relevant publications or recent work (all work should be original).
- Candidate’s scientific CV stating PhD completion date; address; and full contact details.
Nomination Deadline: 15 May 2017
Who has won the Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship in the past?
- 2016: Professor Daniel Irimia, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
- 2015: Professor Dino Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
- 2014: Professor Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- 2013: Professor Shuichi Takayama, University of Michigan, USA
- 2012: Professor Andrew deMello, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
- 2011: Professor Ali Khademhosseini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- 2010: Professor Stephen Quake, Stanford University, USA
- 2009: Professor Abe Lee, University of California, Irvine, USA
- 2008: Dr Patrick Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- 2007: Dr Manabu Tokeshi, Nagoya University, Japan
- 2006: Dr David Beebe, University of Wisconsin, USA
Terms and Conditions
The Lectureship consists of the following elements:
- A prize of US$2,000. No other financial contribution will be offered
- A certificate recognising the winner of the lectureship
- The awardee is required to give a short lecture at the 2017 µTAS Conference
The award is for early to mid-career scientists (maximum 15 years post completion of PhD).
The award is for extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems. This will be judged mainly through their top 1-3 papers and/or an invention documented by patents/or a commercial product. Awards and honorary memberships may also be considered.
The winner will be expected to submit at least two significant publications to Lab on a Chip in the 12 months after the lectureship is awarded.
Nominations from students and self-nominations are not permissible.
The decision on the winner of the lectureship will be made by a panel of judges coordinated by the Editor, and this decision will be final.
Dolomite Microfluidics has grown to be the world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative microfluidic products. Modularity, ease of use and scalability are common to all Dolomite products, which are used across a broad range of applications in biology, drug discovery, chemistry, food, cosmetics and academia. Dolomite is a world leader in Productizing Science™ which means creating marketable and commercially successful products from scientific discovery. Dolomite is a part of the Blacktrace group of companies.
Lab on a Chip
Lab on a Chip provides a unique forum for the publication of significant and original work related to miniaturisation, at the micro- and nano-scale, of interest to a multidisciplinary readership. The journal seeks to publish work at the interface between physical technological advancements and high impact applications that are of direct interest to a broad audience.
Flow17 will be hosted by Pierre Gilles de Gennes Institute at Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, Paris on 3rd – 5th July 2017.
An excellent scientific program will include three parallel sessions, plenary talks, pitches and a very strong poster exhibition. Among the speakers are Lab on a Chip Editorial Board Member Shoji Takeuchi and Advisory Board Members George Whitesides and Albert Folch. The social program surrounding the sessions should allow for stimulating scientific exchange with your colleagues.
The aim of this three-day international conference is to develop the fundamentals of micro- and nanofluidics by stimulating exchanges within the community, providing them a unique opportunity to meet and be inspired by the exciting applications that are currently driving the field.
Main topics will include:
- Droplets & Emulsion
- Interface & Wetting
- Modeling / Numerical Simulation / Theory
- Cells & Tissues
- Physicals concepts in technology / Paper microfluidics
- Fluids transports (actuation & porous)
- Biological flows
17th March 2017: Abstract submission closes
24th April 2017: Notification of authors
15th May 2017: Early bird registration
Register now on the Flow17 website.
You are cordially invited to the Microfluidics Congress: USA in Philadelphia on 24th – 26th July 2017. Join our community of leading academics and scientists from biotechnology & pharmaceuticals organizations who are working to transform healthcare by harnessing the developments of these new and overlapping technologies.
Microfluidics is a rapidly developing area of research, and scientists are continually discovering the wide range of possibilities the technology can provide. At the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, microfluidics is revolutionizing the way patients are diagnosed, monitored and treated, and is unlocking the potential for reduced reagent consumption and thus, cost.
The conference will examine the latest developments in the technologies and techniques being used for progressing medical research, as well as the challenges and future of microfluidics. Registration is now open here.
Some of the topics to be covered:
• Point-of-care diagnostics
• Droplet microfluidics
• Isolation and analysis of CTCs
• 3D printing of microfluidic devices
• Single-cell analysis
• Commercialization and venture capitalism
Keynote speakers will include Lab on a Chip Editor-in-Chief Abraham Lee and Advisory Board member George Whitesides. See the agenda for further details.
Enhance your itinerary with pre & post event workshops. Lab on a Chip Advisory Board member Holger Becker (microfluidic ChipShop GmbH), will lead a 4 hour workshop on Lab-on-a-Chip technologies as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and the life sciences.