Lab on a chip – from molecular assays to organs on a chip: a symposium by the Royal Society of Chemistry and ETH Zurich

The Lab on a chip – from molecular assays to organs on a chip symposium will be held on 10th April 2018, Basel, Switzerland. 

The Royal Society of Chemistry journal Lab on a Chip and ETH Zurich are delighted to present this symposium, which will showcase the high impact research from the groups of the Lab on a Chip Editorial Board members. The research presented will be on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics in line with the ethos and scope of the journal.

Editor-in-Chief, Abe Lee, Associate Editor, Petra Dittrich and Executive Editor, Sam Keltie warmly invite you to take part in this event and look forward to welcoming you in Basel.

Confirmed speakers

Yoon-Kyoung Cho, UNIST, South Korea
Lab-on-a-disc for Liquid Biopsy

Petra Dittrich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Microchambers and microdroplets: New perspectives for automated bioanalytical processes and single-cell analysis

Xudong Fan, University of Michigan, USA
Novel assay platforms at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels

Piotr Garstecki, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Microfluidics against antibiotic resistant bacteria

Martinus Gijs, EPFL, Switzerland
Lab on a Chip systems for study of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Abraham Lee, University of California, Irvine, USA
Circulatory Microfluidics delivering to the pharmaceutical industry

Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Microfluidics, Automation, and Big-Data for High Content Screening

Jianhua Qin, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
Human organs chip: an advanced platform for drug testing

Manabu Tokeshi, Hokkaido University, Japan
Medical diagnosis and gene therapy using microfluidic devices

Joel Voldman, MIT, USA
Microfluidic tools for assaying immune cell function

Aaron Wheeler, University of Toronto, Canada
Digital Microfluidics for Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine

Roland Zengerle, Hahn-Schickard, Germany
Assay miniaturization and automation by centrifugal microfluidics


The symposium will bring together exceptional researchers – all leading names in their field – for an outstanding plenary programme, together with an open lunch for all attendees that will provide many networking opportunities.


Registration for the event is required, as we have limited spaces at the venue. Registration costs are students & graduate students 20 CHF, postdocs & group leaders: 40 CHF, industry 80 CHF.  Book now

Lunch and coffee

Lunch and coffee are provided and are included with registration.


Hotel Bildungszentrum 21, Missionsstr. 21, CH – 4055 Basel, Switzerland


The symposium is will start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

Contact Information

Dr Sam Keltie

Executive Editor, Lab on a Chip

Royal Society of Chemistry

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