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2017 Art in Science Competition

 

The µTAS 2017 Conference will feature the 10th Art in Science competition entitled ‘Under the Looking Glass: Art from the World of Small Science‘, sponsored and supported by National Institute of Standards and TechnologyLab on a ChipMicroTAS and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.

Deadline 23rd October 2017 at 23:59 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA time

Since the earliest publications of the scientific world, the aesthetic value of scientific illustrations and images has been critical to many researchers. The illustrations and diagrams of earlier scientists such as Galileo and Da Vinci have become iconic symbols of science and the scientific thought process.

In current scientific literature, many scientists consider the selection of a publication as a “cover article” in a prestigious journal to be very complimentary.

Are you attending the µTAS 2017 Conference?
Would you like your image to be featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip?
Would you like to win a financial reward?

To draw attention to the aesthetic value in scientific illustration while still conveying scientific merit, NIST, LOC and CBMSare sponsoring this annual competition. Applications are encouraged from authors in attendance of the µTAS Conference and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Applications must show a photograph, micrograph or other accurate representation of a system that would be of interest to the µTAS community and be represented in the final manuscript or presentation given at the Conference.

They must also contain a brief caption that describes the illustration’s content and its scientific merit. The winner will be selected on the basis of aesthetic eye appeal, artistic allure and scientific merit. In addition to having the image featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip, the winner will also receive a financial prize at the Conference.


Art in Science Competition Submission Process

Step 1. Sign-In to the Electronic Form Using Your Abstract/Manuscript Number

Step 2. Fill in Remaining Information on Electronic Submission Form

Step 3. Upload Your Image

Good Luck!

You can also take a look at the winners from last year on our blog.

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VIII International Congress on Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

The VIII International Congress on Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain on 3-5th July 2017. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists working in the field of analytical nanoscience and nanotechnology to show their recent findings with interest for various applications.

The conference offers looks set to have a great program, including Plenary lectures from Advisory Board members Yoshinobu Baba (Nagoya University, Japan) and Anja Boisen (DTU, Denmark). Session topics include:

  • Lab on a Chip and Nanotechnology
  • Nanobiosensors: Sensors and Biosensors based on nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Reliability and commercialization opportunities of Nanotechnological & Analytical Chemistry systems
  • Analysis at nanoscale

Register today to confirm you place!

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Congratulations to the MSB 2017 best poster award winners

MSB 2017 was held from March 26th – 29th, in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Lab on a Chip was involved in the best poster competition, along with fellow RSC journals Analyst and Analytical Methods. The competition was Judged by an international panel of scientists, which was chaired by Dr Monika Dittman, Agilent Technologies, Germany. All posters were judged on the following criteria:

Novelty and originality of the work, creativity and potential for innovation;

Scope of work, technical quality of experimental design, and execution of experiments;

Readability of the presentation and author’s explanations.

For the Lab on a Chip sponsored prize, the award winner received a free, one year e-subscription to Lab on a Chip. Congratulations to all of the prize winners.

Three of the best poster award winners, along with conference co-chair Rawi Ramautar (far left) and chair of the poster prize award panel, Monika Dittman (far right)

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9th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems

9th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2017) will be taking place in Tasmania, Australia on 26-29 June 2017. The conference is being run in conjunction with the 7th Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics (AMN), the 5th Asia-Pacific Chemical and Biological Microfluidic Conference (APCBM) and the 8th Australia New Zealand Nano-Microfluidics Symposium (ANZNMF) and together promise to boast an exciting range of topics and talks from the microfluidics community.

This is the first major international meeting to be held in Australia with a strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised chemistry, engineering and medicine, and will provide a unique opportunity and forum to discuss the latest developments in the field with researchers from all over the world.

Look our for Lab on a Chip Editorial Board member Yoon-Kyoung Cho (UNIST, South Korea) and Advisory Board member Amy E. Herr (US Berkeley, USA), who will both be giving Plenary lectures during the event and a Keynote lecture from Advisory Board member Qun Fang (Zhejiang University, China)

For full information about the conference and how to register, visit the conference website.

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Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of – Gordon Research Conference

Lab on a Chip is delighted to be a sponsor of: 

Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of  – Gordon Research Conference.

The event will take place on 4th – 9th June 2017 in Barga, Italy.

The conference brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians to discuss and advance cutting edge knowledge of microfluidics. Microfluidics are small scale systems that could be used to diagnose disease, enable unique physical and biological experiments and create new materials.

The goal of the 2017 meeting is to bridge the gap between scientists and engineers focused on fundamentals and those translating fundamental work into new applications. The conference is sure to spark animated discussion, new interactions and fruitful collaborations!

The conference will consist of topical sessions and active poster sessions. Topics include:

  • Point of Care Technologies
  • Nucleic Acid Analysis and Next Generation Sequencing
  • Fields, Forces, and Flows
  • Field-Structure Interactions
  • Wearable and Implantable Systems
  • Cell Mechanics
  • Living Systems
  • 3D Printing

The event is being chaired by Dino Di Carlo (UCLA, Lab on a Chip Editorial Board member) and Catherine M. Klapperich (Boston University) and vice chaired by Hang Lu (Georgia Institute of Technology, Lab on a Chip Associate Editor) and Cullen R. Buie (MIT).

Invited speakers include Lab on a Chip Advisory Board members Yanyi Huang (Peking University), Tony Huang (Duke University) and Albert Folch (University of Washington).

Apply by 7th May to secure your place!

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Transducers ’17

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2017 MicroTAS Video Competition

Lab on a Chip is pleased to announce the 2017 MicroTAS Video Competition in partnership with Dolomite Microfluidics and supported by μTAS and Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS).

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 info@microtas2017.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).

Good Luck!

 

Previous winners:

MicroTAS 2016 Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Micropillars Chocolate Cake
Enrica Rollo
EPFL, Switzerland

MicroTAS 2015 Conference, Gyeongju, Korea
Spin Me Right Round

David Kinahan, Ducrée Labs, Dublin City University, Ireland

MicroTAS 2014 Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Magnetotactic Bacteria
Tijmen Hageman, KIST Europe GmbH, Germany

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Register now for the Flow17 conference on microfluidics

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
  • Microreactors
  • Nanofluidics
  • Modeling / Numerical Simulation / Theory
  • Cells & Tissues
  • Physicals concepts in technology / Paper microfluidics
  • Fluids transports (actuation & porous)
  • Biological flows

 

IMPORTANT DATES

17th March 2017: Abstract submission closes

24th April 2017: Notification of authors

15th May 2017: Early bird registration


Register now on the Flow17 website.

 

 

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Microfluidics Congress: USA

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
• Organ-on-a-chip
• Droplet microfluidics
• Microfabrication
• 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.

 

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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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