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Xingyu Jiang joins the Lab on a Chip Editorial Board

Xingyu Jiang

Lab on a Chip is pleased to announce that Professor Xingyu Jiang has recently joined our editorial board. Professor Jiang is a Chair Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. He obtained his BS at the University of Chicago (1999) and PhD at Harvard University (Chemistry, 2004). In 2005, he joined the National Center for NanoScience and Technology/the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He moved to the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2018.

Professor Jiang’s research interests include microfluidics and nanomedicine and their applications in diagnostics, screening for therapeutics, as well as engineered tissues. He has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the “Hundred Talents Plan” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation of China’s Distinguished Young Scholars Award, the Scopus Young Researcher Gold Award, and the Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Welcome Xingyu!

 

 


Read some of Professor Jiang’s recent Lab on a Chip publications here*:

Hierarchically structured microchip for point-of-care immunoassays with dynamic detection ranges
Lei Mou, Ruihua Dong, Binfeng Hu, Zulan Li, Jiangjiang Zhang and Xingyu Jiang
Paper
Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 2750-2757

Profiling protein–protein interactions of single cancer cells with in situ lysis and co-immunoprecipitation
Ji Young Ryu, Jihye Kim, Min Ju Shon, Jiashu Sun, Xingyu Jiang, Wonhee Lee and Tae-Young Yoon
Communication
Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 1922-1928

Hand-powered centrifugal microfluidic platform inspired by the spinning top for sample-to-answer diagnostics of nucleic acids
Lu Zhang, Fei Tian, Chao Liu, Qiang Feng, Tingxuan Ma, Zishan Zhao, Tiejun Li, Xingyu Jiang and Jiashu Sun
Paper
Lab Chip, 2018, 18, 610-619


*These articles are free to read for 4 weeks.

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Meet our new Advisory Board members!

Lab on a Chip is excited to introduce the newest additions to our Advisory Board!

Esther Amstad studied material science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she also carried out her PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Marcus Textor (2007-2011). Her thesis was devoted to the steric stabilization of iron oxide nanoparticles. As a Postdoctoral fellow, she joined the experimental soft condensed matter group of David A. Weitz at Harvard University, USA (2011-2014). She developed new microfluidic devices to study early stages of the crystallization of nanoparticles, and to produce drops of well-defined sizes at high throughputs. Since June 2014, she is Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the institute of Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where she heads the Soft Materials Laboratory (SMAL). Inspired by nature, her research team develops drop-based processing routes that offer control over the local composition and structure of materials to fabricate adaptable, self-healing materials.

Esther Amstad

Stephanie Descroix is team leader at Institut Curie, France. Her group is interested in the development of microfluidics for biomedical applications and more recently in organ on chip development for biophysics and biology. She has an initial background in biochemistry and obtained her PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2002. She was hired a CNRS researcher at ESPCI (Paris) in 2004 to develop microfluidic device for bioanalytical application. In 2011, she joined the lab PhysicoChemistry Curie at Institut Curie to benefit from a unique interdisciplinary and clinical environment. Since 2013, she is head of the CNRS French Micro and Nanofluidic Network (GDR MNF) and she is co-founder of INOREVIA company.

Stephanie Descroix

Mei He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas, USA. She received her PhD degree from the University of Alberta with Professor Jed Harrison, and postdoctoral training from the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Amy Herr. Dr. He Received NIH Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA ESI) and LOC Emerging Investigator in 2019. She also received an Lab on Chip Outstanding Reviewer award for the year of 2018. One of her publications received the 2018 SLAS Technology Readers Choice Award. Her research interests include biomedical microfluidic devices and sensing approaches, 3D biomaterials, and nanodelivery, employed in programming and monitoring biomimetic immunity associated with extracellular vesicles.

Mei He

Michelle Khine is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Irvine, USA. Prior to UC Irvine, Khine was an Assistant and Founding professor at UC Merced from 2006-09. At UC Merced, Shrink Nanotechnologies Inc., the first start-up company from youngest UC campus, was spun out of the research developed in Khine’s lab. Her current research projects include: single cell electroporation, shrinky-dink microfluidics, microsystems for stem cell differentiation, canary-on-a-chip and quantitative single-cell analysis of receptor dynamics and chemotactic response on a chip.

Michelle Khine

Wilbur Lam MD, PhD is a physician-scientist-engineer trained in clinical pediatric hematology/oncology as well as bioengineering. He is the W. Paul Bowers Research Chair, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering at Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an attending physician at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His laboratory focuses on developing microfluidic and microfabricated systems to study, diagnose, and even treat hematologic diseases including sickle cell disease, thrombotic/bleeding disorders, and leukemia.

Wilbur Lam

Severine Le Gac is Professor at the University of Twente (The Netherlands), where she leads a group called Applied Microfluidics for BioEngineering Research (AMBER). Séverine Le Gac holds her Engineer degree from the ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles) and her MSc degree from the National Museum of Natural History (both Paris, France). In 2004, she obtained her PhD degree cum laude from the University of Lille (France). After a short visit at the University of Tokushima (Japan), she joined the University of Twente in 2005 as a post-doctoral researcher, before being appointed as a tenure-tracker in the same university. Professor Le Gac is member of the director board of the Chemical Biological Microsystem Society (CBMS). Her research focuses on the use of miniaturized devices for biological and medical applications, and in particular for cancer research and the field of assisted reproductive technologies.

Séverine Le Gac

Xiujun (James) Li is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Prior to University of Texas at El Paso, Professor Li was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley working with Richard A. Mathies and a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University & Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, working with Professor Whitesides. Professor Li has received various awards including the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Dissertation Research Mentoring Award, UTEP, the 2017-2018 Outstanding Efforts Award, UTEP and a 2017 Innovation Center Proof-of-Concept Grant, Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA). Professor Li’s research focusses on bioanalysis, biomedical & environmental applications, and catalysis using microfluidic lab-on-a-chip platforms and nanotechnology.

Xiujun Li

Ian Papautsky is Richard and Loan Hill Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA and Co-Director of the NSF Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics. The Papautsky lab is focused on innovating blood analysis technologies, using microfluidics and sensing, for precision and point-of-care medicine. The Papautsky lab also pioneered the inertial microfluidics technology for label-free isolation and analysis of rare cells. The Papautsky lab has recently focused on capture and molecular profile analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating tumor microemboli (CTM), whose molecular profile can provide a “cancer census” that is more holistic representation of disease state and active pathophysiology.

Ian Papautsky

Weian Zhao is an Associate Professor at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Zhao is also the co-founder of Velox Biosystems Inc, and Amberstone Biosciences Inc, start-up companies that aim to develop technologies for rapid diagnosis and immunotherapeutic discovery, respectively. Dr. Zhao’s research aims to 1) elucidate and eventually control the fate of transplanted stem cells and immune cells to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, and 2) develop novel miniaturized devices for early diagnosis and monitoring for conditions including sepsis, antibiotic resistance and cancer. Dr. Zhao has received several awards including the MIT’s Technology Review TR35 Award: the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 and NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Dr. Zhao completed his BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry at Shandong University and then obtained his PhD in Chemistry at McMaster University in 2008. During 2008-2011, Dr. Zhao was a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT.

Weian Zhao

Recent Publications in Lab on a Chip by our newest Advisory Board members

Simplified Drop-seq workflow with minimized bead loss using a bead capture and processing microfluidic chip

Biočanin, M, Bues, J.Dainese, R. Amstad, E., Deplancke, B.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 1610-1620

 

Scalable production of double emulsion drops with thin shells

Vian, A., Reuse, B., Amstad, E.

Lab Chip, 2018, 18, 1936-1942

 

Controlling the distance of highly confined droplets in a capillary by interfacial tension for merging on-demand

Ferraro, D, Serra, M., Filippi, D., Zago, L., Guglielmin, E., Pierno, M., Descroix, S., Viovy, J.-L., Mistura, G.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 136-146

 

3D-printing enabled micro-assembly of a microfluidic electroporation system for 3D tissue engineering

Zhu, Q., Hamilton, M., Vasquez, B., He, M.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 2362-2372

 

Microfluidic on-demand engineering of exosomes towards cancer immunotherapy

Zheng Zhao, Jodi McGill, Pamela Gamero-Kubotac and Mei He.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 1877-1886

 

Wearable sensors: Modalities, challenges, and prospects

Heikenfeld, J., Jajack, A., Rogers, J., Gutruf, P., Tian, L., Pan, T., Li, R., Khine, M., Kim, J., Wang, J., Kim, J.

Lab Chip, 2018, 18, 217-248

 

Interdigitated microelectronic bandage augments hemostasis and clot formation at low applied voltage: In vitro and in vivo

Hardy, E.T., Wang, Y.J., Iyer, S., Mannino, R.G., Sakurai, Y., Barker, T.H., Chi, T., Youn, Y., Wang, H., Brown, A.C., Lam, W.A.

Lab Chip, 2018, 18, 2985-2993

 

Immuno-capture of extracellular vesicles for individual multi-modal characterization using AFM, SEM and Raman spectroscopy

Beekman, P., Enciso-Martinez, A., Rho, H.S., Pujari, S.P., Lenferink, A., Zuilhof, H., Terstappen, L.W.M.M., Otto, C., Le Gac, S.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 2526-2536

 

Size-dependent enrichment of leukocytes from undiluted whole blood using shear-induced diffusion

Zhou, J., Papautsky, I.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 3416-3426

 

Single stream inertial focusing in low aspect-ratio triangular microchannels

Mukherjee, P., Wang, X., Zhou, J., Papautsky, I.

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 147-157

 

An ultrasensitive test for profiling circulating tumor DNA using integrated comprehensive droplet digital detection

Chen-Yin Ou, Tam Vu, Jonathan T. Grunwald, Michael Toledano, Jan Zimak, Melody Toosky, Byron Shen, Jason A. Zell, Enrico Gratton, Timothy J. Abram and Weian Zhao

Lab Chip, 2019, 19, 993-1005

 

Functional TCR T cell screening using single-cell droplet microfluidics

Aude I. Segaliny, Guideng Li, Lingshun Kong, Ci Ren, Xiaoming Chen, Jessica K. Wang, David Baltimore, Guikai Wu and Weian Zhao

Lab Chip, 2018, 18, 3733-3749

We hope you enjoy reading this collection, which we have made free to access until the 15th March 2020 with an RSC Publishing Account.

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New Associate Editor: Yoon-Kyoung Cho

We are delighted to announce that Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho (UNIST, South Korea) has been appointed Associate Editor for Lab on a Chip.

Professor Cho joined Lab on a Chip in 2013 as an Editorial Board member and now joins Petra Dittrich, Hang Lu, Jianhua Qin, Manabu Tokeshi, Joel Voldman and Aaron Wheeler as Associate Editors handling the peer review of submissions to the journal.

Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho is a Full Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute for Science and Technology (UNIST) and a group leader in the Center for Soft and Living Matter at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, having obtained her M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from POSTECH in South Korea in 1994 and 1992, respectively. She worked as a senior researcher (1999–2008) at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), where she participated in the development of in vitro diagnostic devices for biomedical applications.

Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho’s research interests range from basic sciences to translational research in microfluidics and nanomedicine. Current research topics include a lab-on-a-disc for the detection of rare cells and extracellular biomarkers, quantitative analysis of single cells, and system analysis of cellular communication. Learn more about the Cho group at http://fruits.unist.ac.kr.

Some recent publications by Professor Cho in Lab on a Chip are shown below:

Cell migration in microengineered tumor environments Eujin Um, Jung Min Oh, Steve Granick and Yoon-Kyoung Cho

Fully automated, on-site isolation of cfDNA from whole blood for cancer therapy monitoring Chi-Ju Kim, Juhee Park, Vijaya Sunkara, Tae-Hyeong Kim, Yongjin Lee, Kyusang Lee, Mi-Hyun Kim and Yoon-Kyoung Cho

Urine-based liquid biopsy: non-invasive and sensitive AR-V7 detection in urinary EVs from patients with prostate cancer Hyun-Kyung Woo, Juhee Park, Ja Yoon Ku, Chan Ho Lee, Vijaya Sunkara, Hong Koo Ha and Yoon-Kyoung Cho

Professor Cho is also a Series Editor for Lab on a Chip’s Emerging Investigator Series alongside Dino Di Carlo and Piotr Garstecki. More details about the series and how to apply are available at rsc.li/loc-emerging

Please join us in welcoming Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho to Lab on a Chip.

Submit to Professor Cho’s Editorial Office 

Interested in the latest news, research and events of Lab on a Chip journal? Find us on Twitter:@LabonaChip

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Manabu Tokeshi – Our new Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce our new Associate Editor – Manabu Tokeshi!

“I am excited to join the editorial team of Lab on a Chip, my favorite Journal ever since its inception.  I am looking forward to seeing your excellent research in this Journal.”

Manabu Tokeshi is a Professor at the Division of Applied Chemistry at Hokkaido University, Japan and a visiting Professor at the ImPACT Research Center for Advanced Nanobiodevice, Innovative Research Center for Preventive Medical Engineering, and Institute of Innovation for Future Society at Nagoya University.

He received his PhD degree from Kyushu University, Japan. After a research fellowship of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science at The University of Tokyo, he worked at Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology as a researcher, group subleader and group leader. Before joining Hokkaido University as Professor in 2011, Manabu worked at the Institute of Microchemistry Technology Co. Ltd. as President and at Nagoya University as an Associate Professor.

Professor Tokeshi is a board member of the Chemical & Biological Microsystem Society (CBMS) which oversees the International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemical and Life Sciences (mTAS). He has received various awards for his work, including the Outstanding Researcher Award on Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems from the Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (2007), the Lab on a Chip/Corning Inc Pioneers in Miniaturization Lectureship (2007) and the Masao Horiba Award from HORIBA, Ltd. (2011).

His research interests are in the development of micro- and nano-systems for chemical, biochemical, and clinical applications. You can find out more about Manabu’s research on his homepage.

Manabu will be handling papers from 1st January 2017, so submit your best work to him!

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Meet our new Advisory Board members!

Oscar Ces is a Professor in Chemistry at Imperial College London, UK. He is a leading specialist in soft condensed matter, chemical biology, microfluidics, artificial cells, single cell analysis and lipid membrane mechanics.
 Daniel Irimia is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Deputy Director of the BioMEMS Resource Center at the Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM) at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in bioengineered microsystems for cellular chemotaxis and other functional assays.
  Sunghoon Kwon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University, South Korea. His research interests include optofluidic nanofabrication, BioMEMS, bioengineering, biophotonics, ultrasmall laser projection display, and human computer interfaces.
   Weihua Li is a Senior Professor for the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering at Wollongong University, Australia. His research focuses on magnetorheological (MR) fluids and MR elastomers and their applications, dynamics and vibration control, microfluidics and nanofluidics and lab on a chip.
  Chwee Teck Lim is a NUSS professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on human disease biomechanics & mechanobiology, microfluidic technologies for disease detection, diagnosis and therapy and 2D materials for biomedical applications.
Nam-Trung Nguyen is Director of the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre at Griffith University, Australia. His research is focused on microfluidics, nanofluidics, micro/nanomachining technologies, micro/nanoscale science, and instrumentation for biomedical applications.
David Sinton is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and Energy at the University of Toronto. His research involves the study and application of small scale fluid mechanics (microfluidics, nanofluidics, and optofluidics) for use in energy systems and analysis.
  Hongkai Wu is Associate Professor for the Microfluidics Group at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on the interdisciplinary frontiers of microfluidics, bioanalytical science and materials chemistry.
  Chaoyong James Yang is a Professor in Chemical Biology at Xaimen University, China. His current research centers on microfluidics, molecular recognitions, DNA self-assembly and early diagnosis of cancer.
  Roland Zengerle is the Head of Laboratory for MEMS Applications and co-director of Hahn-Schickard at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He specializes in lab-on-a-chip systems, contact-free microdosage technologies and applications, miniaturized and implantable drug delivery systems, analysis and modeling of porous electrodes in batteries and fuel cells and biofuel cells.
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Amy E. Herr – Our New Advisory Board Member!

 

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:

 

High-selectivity cytology via lab-on-a-disc western blotting of individual cells

John J. Kim, Elly Sinkala and Amy E. Herr

A lateral electrophoretic flow diagnostic assay

Robert Lin, Arunan Skandarajah, Rachel E. Gerver, Hector D. Neira, Daniel A. Fletcher and Amy E. Herr

 

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Hang Lu- Our new Associate Editor


We are delighted to announce our new Associate Editor – Hang Lu!

Hang Lu is the Love Family Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. She graduated summa cum laude from UIUC with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2003 from MIT working with Klavs Jensen and Martin Schmidt. Before starting at Georgia Tech in 2005, she was a postdoc with neurogeneticist Cori Bargmann at UCSF and Rockefeller U. Her current research interests are microfluidics and its applications in neurobiology, systems biology, cancer, and biotechnology.

Hang has previously been a member of the Lab on a Chip Advisory Board. You can read some of her recent publications in the Journal below.

 

Hang will be handling papers from 1st February 2017, so submit your best work to her!

 

Hydrogel-droplet microfluidic platform for high-resolution imaging and sorting of early larval Caenorhabditis elegans

Auillaume Aubry, Mei Zhan and Hang Lu

An automated programmable platform enabling multiplex dynamic stimuli delivery and cellular response monitoring for high-throughput suspension single-cell signaling studies

Luye He, Ariel Kniss, Adriana San-Miguel, Tel Rouse, Melissa L. Kemp and Hang Lu

 

 

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New Lab on a Chip Associate Editor: Joel Voldman

We are very pleased to announce our newest Associate Editor – Joel Voldman!

Joel is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. His research is at the intersection of biology and microtechnology, applying microfabrication technology to illuminate biological systems, especially at the cellular level. His group develops technologies that enhance or enable the acquisition of information from cells. Joel’s work builds upon various disciplines: electrical engineering, microfabrication, bioengineering, surface science, fluid mechanics and mass transport. He takes a quantitative approach to designing  technology, using both analytical and numerical modelling to gain fundamental understanding of the technologies.  You can find out more about Joel’s research on his homepageJoel adds “Having been a reader of and contributor to Lab on a Chip since its inception, I am looking forward to helping the journal and the microfluidics community to publish the best microfluidics research here.

Joel will be handling papers from 1 January 2017, so submit your best work to him!

Read Joel’s recent Lab on a Chip paper which was also featured in Chemistry World:

Monitoring sepsis using electrical cell profiling
Javier Prieto, Hao-Wei Su, Han Wei Hou, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Bruce Levy, Rebecca Baron, Jongyoon Han and Joel Voldman
Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 4333-4340
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00940A

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Abraham (Abe) Lee – Our new Editor-in-Chief

Lab on a Chip is delighted to announce Professor Abe Lee as its new Editor-in-Chief.

Abraham (Abe) Lee is the William J. Link Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department with an appointment also in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Irvine in the USA.  He also serves as the Director of the “Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics” (CADMIM), an NSF I/UCRC currently with more than 10 industrial members.  Over his career, Abe has developed a series of lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical and biotechnological applications.  His current research focuses on the development of active integrated microfluidics and droplet microfluidic platforms for the following applications:  point-of-care and molecular diagnostics, “smart” theranostic microparticles for early detection and treatment, sample preparation for cell sorting and enrichment, single cell processing and analysis, and organ-on-chip devices for drug screening.  His research has also contributed to the founding of several start-up companies.

Abe takes on the he role from Professor George Whitesides, our previous Editor-in-Chief to whom we are extremely grateful for his vision and leadership throughout a period of continued success for the journal. Abe was the first Lab on a Chip Associate Editor who started handling papers in 2011 and now we look forward to working with him as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal towards an even more dynamic and exciting future for Lab on a Chip! Abe adds “I am humbled and honoured to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for Lab on a Chip.  Now in its 16th year, Lab on a Chip is built on the pioneering visions of “giants of miniaturization”, most notably the founding Managing Editor Harp Minhas and Editor-in-Chief Andreas Manz, followed by George Whitesides’ leadership the last 5 years. The journal has soundly established itself as the leading journal for micro- and nano-scale science and technologies towards the ultimate goal of miniaturizing, accelerating and automating chemical and biological laboratory processes on a “chip-scale” platform. As I assume my new position and announce our new scope, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a most fulfilling New Year in 2017. ” More details on the revised scope of Lab on a Chip are on the journal webpage.

 

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Introducing our new Lab on a Chip Advisory Board members

We are delighted to welcome our new Advisory Board members!

Yoshinobu Baba – Nagoya University

Yoshinobu is a Professor in the Department of Advanced Medical Science Graduate School of Medicine at Nagoya University. His major area of interest is nanobiosicence and nanobiotechnology for omics, systems biology, cancer diagnosis, cancer therapy regenerative medicine, and molecular in vivo imaging.

Jean-Christophe Baret – University of Bordeaux, France

Jean-Christophe is a Professor at the University of Bordeaux. His research group focuses on the fundamental study of interfaces in liquid systems through the dynamics of droplets, bubbles and emulsions.

Anja Boisen – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Anja is a Professor in the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark.  Her research group focuses on development and application of micro and nano mechanical sensors and microfabricated solutions for oral drug delivery. The group also explores integration of micro and nano sensors onto centrifugal microfluidic platforms.

Qun Fang – Zhejiang University

Qun is a Qiushi Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Zhejiang University, and the Director of Institute of Microanalytical Systems at Zhejiang University. His research interests include microfluidic analysis, capillary electrophoresis, flow injection analysis, and miniaturization of analytical instruments, especially the development of automated and high-throughput droplet-based microfluidic analysis and screening techniques.

Martin A. M Gijs – EPFL, Switzerland

Martin is Professor in the School of Engineering at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory of Microsystems. His present interests are in developing technologies for novel magnetic devices, new microfabrication technologies for microsystems fabrication in general and the development and use of microsystems technologies for microfluidic and biomedical applications in particular.

Noo Li Jeon – Seoul National University, South Korea

Noo Li is a Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University. His research group use cell culture and microfluidic techniques to investigate biological processes.

Gwo-Bin Lee – National Tsing Hua University

Gwo-Bin is a Professor at the National Tsing Hua University. His research interests are on nano-biotechnology, micro/nanofluidics and their biomedical applications. He is currently developing integrated micro/nano systems incorporated with nano/biotechnology for a variety of applications, including fast diagnosis of infectious diseases, screening of biomarkers for cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and optofluidics.

Hang Lu – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Hang is a Professor at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research group work at the interface of engineering and biology. They engineer BioMEMS and microfluidic devices to address questions across a variety of disciplines.

Adrian Neild – Monash University, Australia

Adrian is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Monash University. His research interest are focused on non-linear ultrasound including acoustic radiation forces and acoustic streaming as well as viscosity, microfluidic systems, micron-scale particle and biological cell handling, air-coupled ultrasound, transducer design, non-destructive testing, and finite-element analysis.

Nicole Pamme – University of Hull, UK

Nicole is a Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull. Following her PhD, where she worked on single particle analysis in microfluidic chips, Nicole spent a year in Japan, working as an independent research fellow in the International Centre for Young Scientists (ICYS) at the National Institute for Materials Science. She has been at the University of Hull since 2005 and is currently Director of Research.

Sámuel Sánchez – Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Sámuel leads the lab-in-a-tube and nanorobotic biosensors research group at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia. His research focuses on the design of miniaturized devices that bridge multidisciplinary fields from material science, chemistry and biology. His research group studies a broad range of phenomena occurring at the interface between materials and biology, from fundamental studies to applications.

Anderson Shum – University of Hong Kong, China

Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Hong Kong. His research area covers microscaled fluid dynamics, biomedical applications of microfluidics, eye-on-a-chip, and all-aqueous microfluidics; and his  main area of expertise include droplet microfluidics, emulsion-templated materials and microscaled interfacial phenomena.

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