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Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture 2014 – deadline 30th June!

Miniaturisation plays a significant role in our daily lives; devices are becoming smaller and smaller, and this trend is set to continue. Current micro and nanofluidic research encompasses many scientific developments and technologies that will increase our understanding of phenomena at the micro and nano scale and potentially have a huge positive impact on our lives in the future. The use of micro and nano fluidic technologies will impact on a diverse range of industries ranging from their use in motor cars, through health improvement applications and to their use in protecting national and environmental security needs.

At Lab on a Chip, we strongly believe in this technology and have been willing to show the necessary commitment and financial support to back the development of this research community. It is in this vein we present this award to honour and support the up and coming, next generation pioneers in this field of endeavour. So Lab on a Chip will again join forces with Corning Incorporated to award the ninth ‘Pioneers of Miniaturisation’ Lectureship at µTAS, including a certificate of recognition and a prize of $5000. The lectureship will be presented at the µTAS 2014 Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Who should you nominate?

The award is for early to mid-career scientists (nominees must be no older than 45 by the closing date for nominations).

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 awardee is required to give a short lecture at the µTAS Conference in the same year.

The 2013 Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship was awarded to Shuichi Takayama, University of Michigan. 

See here for further information, including past winners.

Nominations to Lab on a Chip Executive Editor Harp Minhas by 30th June

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Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture 2013 – deadline extended to 22nd July!

Send your nominations for the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship to Lab on a Chip Managing Editor Harp Minhas by 22nd July!

Miniaturisation plays a significant role in our daily lives as all our handheld devices become smaller and other larger devices become handheld or desktop based and this trend is set to continue. The use of micro and nano fluidic technologies will impact on a diverse range of industries ranging from their use in motor cars, through health improvement applications to their use in protecting national and environmental security needs.

At Lab on a Chip, we strongly believe in this technology and have been willing to show the necessary commitment and financial support to back the development of this research community. It is in this vein we present this award to honour and support the up and coming, next generation pioneers in this field of endeavour. So the Lab on a Chip Journal will again join forces with Corning Incorporated to award the eighth ‘Pioneers of Miniaturisation’ Lectureship at µTAS, including a certificate of recognition and a prize of $5000. The lectureship will be presented at the µTAS 2013 Conference in Freiburg, Germany.

Who should you nominate?

The award is for early to mid-career scientists (nominees must be no older than 45 by the closing date for nominations).
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 awardee is required to give a short lecture at the µTAS Conference in the same year.

The 2012 Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship was awarded to Professor Andrew deMello, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

See here for further information, including past winners.

Nominations to Lab on a Chip Managing Editor Harp Minhas by 22nd July

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Innovative cell culture plate with continuous fluid perfusion

Corning Incorporated have made it possible to automatically feed culturing cells whilst away over a weekend with controlled continuous fluid perfusion for up to 72 hours, allowing frequent changes of medium. It will save researchers money and time and lower contamination risk.

More details into this innovative and highly useful product can be found in their online catalog.

Corning Incorporated is teaming up with Lab on a Chip to award the eighth Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture at the 2013 μTAS Conference in Freiburg, Germany.

Find all you need to know about the Lectureship on the dedicated webpage

Submit your nominations before 27th June to minhash@rsc.org !

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Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture 2013 – deadline 27th June!

Miniaturisation plays a significant role in our daily lives as all our handheld devices become smaller and other larger devices become handheld or desktop based and this trend is set to continue. The use of micro and nano fluidic technologies will impact on a diverse range of industries ranging from their use in motor cars, through health improvement applications to their use in protecting national and environmental security needs.

At Lab on a Chip, we strongly believe in this technology and have been willing to show the necessary commitment and financial support to back the development of this research community. It is in this vein we present this award to honour and support the up and coming, next generation pioneers in this field of endeavour. So the Lab on a Chip Journal will again join forces with Corning Incorporated to award the eighth ‘Pioneers of Miniaturisation’ Lectureship at µTAS, including a certificate of recognition and a prize of $5000. The lectureship will be presented at the µTAS 2013 Conference in Freiburg, Germany.

Who should you nominate?

The award is for early to mid-career scientists (nominees must be no older than 45 by the closing date for nominations).
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 awardee is required to give a short lecture at the µTAS Conference in the same year.

The 2012 Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship was awarded to Professor Andrew deMello, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

See here for further information, including past winners.

Nominations to Lab on a Chip Managing Editor Harp Minhas by 27th June

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Lab on a Chip gives prestigious awards at µTAS 2012

This year’s MicroTAS conference was held in October, at the Okinawa Convention Center in Okinawa, Japan.

As in previous years, Harp Minhas, Editor of Lab on a Chip, was in attendance at the conference to announce the prestigious Lab on a Chip awards, which include the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship (supported by Corning Inc), the Widmer Young Researcher Poster Prize, and the Art in Science Award (co-sponsored by NIST).

The Widmer Young Researcher Poster Prize

This year’s winner of the Widmer Young Researcher Poster Prize was Klaus Eyer from Professor Petra Dittrich’s lab at ETH Zürich, with his poster entitled ‘Single Cell ELISA’.

Left to right: David Juncker (Poster award chair), Klaus Eyer (winner), Harp Minhas (Lab on a Chip)

Art in Science Award

The Art in Science Award is given each year “to draw attention to the aesthetic value in scientific illustrations while still conveying scientific merit.” This year’s award was presented to Yi Zhang, a PhD student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.

Left to right: Michael Gaitan (NIST), Yi Zhang (winner), Harp Minhas (Lab on a Chip)

The image, entitled ‘Stretching the Rainbow‘, shows a droplet with multiple rainbow stripes being stretched by the magnetic particle on a surface energy traps (SETs)-enabled magnetic digital microfluidic platform. In this particular scenario, the droplet is immobilized by the SET while the magnetic particles are trying to split from the droplet. The rainbow is the natural colour resulting from the diffraction pattern caused by a DVD disc, on which the droplet sits.

Stretching the Rainbow

Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship

The Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship recognises outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the understanding and advancement of micro- and nano-scale science. This year, the Lectureship was awarded to Professor Andrew deMello at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Among his many achievements and awards, Andrew first demonstrated combinatorial chemistry and controlled nanoparticle synthesis in continuous flow microfluidic devices; co-authored the first demonstration of continuous flow PCR, which has over 750 citations to date; pioneered the application of high-contract fluorescence lifetime imaging to microfluidic environments; founded Molecular Vision Ltd, an in vitro diagnostic company, providing point of care tests for cardiovascular and kidney disease; and has published over 40 articles on droplet-based microfluidics since 2007.

Left to right: Harp Minhas (Lab on a Chip), Andrew deMello (winner), Po Ki Yuen (Corning Inc)

Please join us at Lab on a Chip in congratulating all of our prize winners!

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Under a month left to submit your nominations for the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship

Pioneers of Miniaturisation 2011 winner Professor Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard-MIT, USA) with LOC Editor HArp Minhas and Po-Ki Yuen (Corning Inc).

Last year's winner Professor Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard-MIT, USA) with LOC Editor HArp Minhas and Po-Ki Yuen (Corning Inc).

There is just under a month left for you to submit your nominations for the Lab on a Chip/Corning Inc Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture – the deadline is 28th May 2012.

The Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture is awarded annually to an early to mid-career scientist for contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems, so if you have an outstanding post-doc in your group or know an extraordinary Assistant Professor, put their names forward today!

The Lectureship will be jointly awarded by Lab on a Chip and Corning Incorporated at the annual µTAS Conference, to be held in Okinawa, Japan, this year and includes $5000 ($2000 of which may be used to attend µTAS).

Please see the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture page for full details on how to make a nomination.

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Have you made your nominations for a Pioneer of Miniaturisation?

Pioneers of Miniaturisation 2011

Editor Harp Minhas and Editorial Board member Po Ki Yuen (Corning Inc) with Ali Khademhosseini (2011 Lectureship winner)

The Lab on a Chip/Corning Inc Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture is awarded annually to an early to mid-career scientist for extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems.

The Lectureship is jointly awarded by Lab on a Chip and Corning Incorporated at the annual µTAS Conference, to be held this year in Okinawa, Japan, and includes $5000 ($2000 of which may be used to attend µTAS).

Previous winners include Professor Stephen Quake (Stanford, California, USA) and Professor Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard-MIT, USA).

We would like to invite you to nominate your outstanding colleagues for this lectureship – the deadline for nominations is 28th May 2012. Full details of the criteria and how to submit the nominations are to be found on the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture webpage.

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Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture 2012: call for nominations

microTAS 2012The Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture is awarded annually to an early to mid-career scientist for extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems. This year’s presentation of the award will take place during the µTAS 2012 Conference in Okinawa, Japan, in October 2012. The Lectureship is jointly awarded by the Lab on a Chip and Corning Incorporated and includes $5000 ($2000 of which may be used to attend the µTAS Symposium).

Nominations are now invited for this award – the deadline for nominations is 28th May 2012. Full details of the criteria and how to submit the nominations are to be found on the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture webpage.

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Lab on a Chip awards prizes at µTAS 2011

Lab on a Chip awarded some of the most prestigious awards in the miniaturisation sector at the recent µTAS 2011 conference in Seattle, USA .

Editor of the journal Harp Minhas was delighted to announce the winners of the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Prize (supported by Corning Inc), the Widmer Young Researcher Poster Prize and the Art in Science Award (co-sponsored by NIST).

Professor Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard-MIT, USA) received the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Prize, which recognises outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the understanding and advancement of micro- and nano-scale science.

For more details about the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Prize and how to nominate a fellow scientist for next year’s award, please see here.

From left: Harp Minhas (Editor Lab on a Chip), Ali Khademhosseini (2011 prize winner), Po Ki Yuen (Corning Inc)

This year’s Widmer Young Researcher Poster Prize went to Akwasi Apori from Professor Amy Herr’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley, for his poster entitled ‘Brain injury screening diagnostics for emergency medicine: quantitation of cerebrospinal fluid specific proteins in human nasal discharge’.

Dong Jin Shin (Johns Hopkins University, USA) received the Art in Science Award for the submission of the best scientific image titled ‘Yin and Yang in a Droplet’.

The fluorescence image is a snapshot of the mixing of two types of quantum dots inside a sessile droplet with the assistances of a micro magnetic gyromixer. The micro magnetic gyromixer spins on the curved droplet surface to balance itself through gyroscopic effect and to improve the mixing rate. Two small drips of quantum dot solution are added to a sessile droplet, the patterns of QD streamlines during mixing resemble the Yin and Yang pattern. (Image by Yi Zhang)

Yin and Yang in a Droplet

Congratulation to all winners!

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Lab on a Chip author and Pioneer Lectureship winner Ali Khademhosseini to receive US Presidential Early Career Award

Congratulations are in order for Lab on a Chip author Ali Khademhosseini, who is to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers it was announced by The White House last month.  This is the highest honour bestowed by the US government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Professor Khademhosseini writes a regular Research Highlights feature for Lab on a Chip, covering exemplary research in recent literature and also received the 2011 Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lecture at the 2011 MicroTAS meeting in Seattle earlier this month.  The Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship is awarded by Lab on a Chip and Corning Inc. to early to mid-career scientists for extraordinary or outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems.

Why not take a look at some recent work in Lab on a Chip from Professor Khademhosseini:

An integrated microfluidic device for two-dimensional combinatorial dilution
Yun-Ho Jang, Matthew J. Hancock, Sang Bok Kim, Šeila Selimović, Woo Young Sim, Hojae Bae and Ali Khademhosseini

Microfabricated polyester conical microwells for cell culture applications
Šeila Selimović, Francesco Piraino, Hojae Bae, Marco Rasponi, Alberto Redaelli and Ali Khademhosseini

A cell-based biosensor for real-time detection of cardiotoxicity using lensfree imaging
Sang Bok Kim, Hojae Bae, Jae Min Cha, Sang Jun Moon, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Donald M. Cropek and Ali Khademhosseini

We are now accepting nominations for the 2012 Lab on a Chip/Corning Inc. Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship. Nominations should be sent to Harp Minhas, Editor, Lab on a Chip.

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