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SELECTBIO Conferences Microfluidics, Liquid Handling and LAB-ON-A-CHIP

Microfluidics, Liquid Handling and LAB-ON-A-CHIP Agenda

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Draft Agenda- Subject to Change





Session 1: Handling Flow in Microchannels- I (Session Chair: Yves-Alain Peter, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal)


J Michael KoehlerKeynote Presentation

Micro Segmented Flow in Selection and Characterization of New Heavy Metal-Tolerant Bacterial Strains
J Michael Koehler, Head of Department, Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany


Potential of Flow Modulation for Advanced Functionality in Lab-on-a-Chip systems
Masahiro Motosuke, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Japan


From Laser Driven Microfluidics to Third Generation Lateral Flow Technology & its Applications
Tomas Ussing, Founder & CEO - (Engineer - E), FluimediX, Denmark


Group Photograph


Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 2: Handling Flow in Microchannels- II (Session Chair: C Raman Suri, CSIR- IMTECH)


L Q WangKeynote Presentation

Engineering Droplets with Microfluidics
L Q Wang, Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China

The presentation will report a glass capillary microfluidic system for synthesizing precisely controlled monodisperse multiple emulsions and their applications in synthesizing nanofluids, engineering materials, embolic particles and colloidosome systems.


Pipette-Integrated Droplet-Based Microfluidic Platforms for Cell-Based Drug Assays
Siva A Vanapalli, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, United States of America

In this talk, the speaker will discuss a new microfluidic technology that delivers the functionality of multiwell plates and pipette systems at the nanoliter-scale. Additionally, integration of pipette-based liquid handling systems into this new approach in a facile manner will be presented and the power of this integrated microfluidic technology with demonstrative applications ranging from single cell analysis of drug uptake kinetics to high-resolution dose-response assays of cancer drugs will be highlighted.


Chaotic Micro-Mixing in Microchannels using Electrokinetic Instability
Supreet Singh Bahga, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

The talk will present a parametric experimental investigation of electrokinetic instability (EKI) in a microchannel flow with orthogonal conductivity gradient and electric field, using time-resolved visualization of a passive fluorescent scalar. It will show that EK instability with orthogonal conductivity-gradient and electric field can exhibit chaotic dynamics via the period doubling route, which can be used for rapid micromixing.


Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 3 : Microfluidics based Advanced Systems (Session Chair: Wamadeva Balachandran, Brunel University London)


C Raman SuriKeynote Presentation

Microfluidic Immunosensor Systems: Next Generation Biodiagnostics Tools
C Raman Suri, Head, CSIR- IMTECH, India


The use of Microfluidic Reactors for Advanced Synthetic Processing
Paul Watts, Distinguished Professor and Research Chair, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

In this talk, the speaker will present an overview of chemical reactions conducted in the microfluidic reactors and highlights where the sustainability of processes may be improved. In particle we will highlight dedicated microfluidic systems for pharmaceutical products and nanoparticle synthesis.


Microfluidic Ejection: A Novel Biocompatible Option for Sampling, Biochemical Analysis, and Biomedical Applications
V N Lad, Assistant Professor, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India


Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 4 : Advancements in Microfluidics for Biosystems (Session Chair: H Muthurajan, University of Mumbai)


Kamlesh PatelKeynote Presentation

Nanopore Sequencing for Real-Time Pathogen Identification
Kamlesh Patel, R&D Advanced System Engineering and Deployment Manager, Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America

The Speaker will present their latest results in integrating a microfluidic front-end for rapid sample preparation and a unique bioinformatics strategy for sequencing the entire 16S-to-23S ribosomal DNA locus for identification. Further, he will discuss how they have designed, fabricated, and characterized a digital microfluidic (DMF) platform to function as a central hub for interfacing multiple lab-on-a-chip sample processing modules towards automating the preparation of clinically-derived DNA samples.


Microfabricated Pillar Arrays for Probing Cellular Adhesion and Motility
Feroz M.H. Musthafa, Technology Manager, Microfluidics and Microfabrication Facility, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), India


End of First Day of Conference

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Session 5: Microfluidics Systems- Patent & Cost Aspects (Session Chair: Steve Blair, University of Utah)


Do It Yourself: Low Cost Micro-fabrication Techniques for Academic Research Labs
Abhijit Majumder, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

The speaker will discuss about fabrication methods of low cost micro-structures and microfluidic channels, and their applications in adhesion science, fluid flow studies, and cell biology.


The Patent Landscape of Microfluidic Chips/Labs-on-a-chip/Organs-on-a-Chip
Robert Esmond, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C, United States of America


Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 6 : Current Approaches in Paper based Devices (Session Chair: L Q Wang, The University of Hong Kong)


Wamadeva BalachandranKeynote Presentation

Sequentially Linked Integrated Cassette for Molecular Diagnostics – SLIC MDx
Wamadeva Balachandran, Director, Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Nano Enabled Paper Microfluidics: From Research Lab to Clinics
Priyanka Sabherwal, Scientist C, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, India


Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 7: Devices for Biomedical Applications (Session Chair: Soumyo Mukherji, IIT-Bombay)


Yves-Alain PeterKeynote Presentation

Resonant Optical Devices on Chip for Biomedical Sensing
Yves-Alain Peter, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

The presenter will give an overview of projects exploiting this new avenue (sensors and tunable devices based on different types of optical microresonators). In-plane Fabry-Pérot microcavities integrated on chip will be specifically highlighted through several different applications.


Plasmonic-Enhanced Single- Molecule Detection
Steve Blair, Professor, University of Utah, United States of America

This talk will mention how Plasmonic-enhanced fluorescence can be a key enabling factor in diagnosis and detection of Single- Molecule. Further, it will discuss how Fluorescence is enhanced by combining plasmonic mediated excitation and emission enhancement and how tuning of the relative enhancements can be accomplished by adjusting the shape of the plasmonic structures, opening up the UV spectral range where the native fluorescence of biomolecules can be accessed.


Clinical Utility of Microfluidics based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Advanced Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment Monitoring
Shibichakravarthy Kannan, Founder & CEO, Theranosis Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, India


Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

Session 8 : Academic Innovations in Microfluidics (Judges for Best Paper Award: Wamadeva Balachandran, Brunel University London; Tomas Ussing, FluimediX; Robert Esmond, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C)


Substrate Transfer from Microemulsion into Bacteria-Containing Droplet-Arrays Detected by Metabolic Activity
Charmi Chande, Research Scholar, Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany


Q/A Session


Real-Time Label- Free Detection and Sizing of Protein Molecules using a Deep UV Microfluidic Platform
Pavan Kumar Challa, Research Associate, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Q/A Session


Cancer Cell Separation using Portable RAPID Prototype
Ninad Mehendale, Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India


Q/A Session


Confinement Induced Fibrillar Growth of Human Serum Albumin
Manish Ayushman, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur, India


Q/A Session


Motions of Soft Liquibots under Magnetic Field
Rashid Ali Faridi, Research Scholar, IIT Guwahati, India


Q/A Session


Best Paper Award Presentation


End of Conference

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