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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020

Govind V Kaigala's Biography



Govind V Kaigala, Research Staff Member, IBM Research Laboratory-Zurich

Dr. Govind Kaigala is a Research Staff Member at the Laboratory of IBM in Zurich. He is currently leading activities on liquid-based non-contact scanning probe technologies – microfluidic probe – and is championing concepts on “open space” microfluidics and “tissue microprocessing”. These research activities are driven by specific needs in the fields of pathology and personalized medicine. He is passionate about translational clinical/medical research and strives to bring in quantitation in biology.

Previously, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the microfluidics laboratory in Mechanical Engineering and Urology at Stanford University, USA. Dr. Kaigala received his Ph.D (Electrical Engineering and Oncology) and M.Eng from the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Kaigala has authored and co-authored 52 scientific publications, 90 conference papers/abstracts, 1 book, and 35 patent families. In addition to IBM and other industrial entities, his work is supported by the European Research Council (ERC), the European Union and Swiss National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of several IBM recognitions, Research Division Accomplishment Award in 2014 & 2017, named as IBM “master inventor” in 2018, the Horizon Alumni Award from the University of Alberta, and he is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Hydrodynamic Confinements: An Enabling Bioanalytical Technology for Tumor Profiling

Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 16:45

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-10 16:45:002020-09-10 17:45:00Europe/LondonHydrodynamic Confinements: An Enabling Bioanalytical Technology for Tumor ProfilingLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Traditionally, compartments are formed with hydrogels, multi-phase systems (droplets), or inkjets for interrogating biological systems. In contrast, we are developing ‘flow confinements’ which comprise compartments formed on a surface by the flow of a shaping liquid around a processing liquid. We termed these implementations collectively as tunable flow confinements (TFC). In contrast to standard microfluidics, which are typically closed, we are developing scanning, non-contact microfluidic technologies that can dynamically shape liquids in the "open space" over surfaces. TFCs are implemented using a liquid scanning probe called the microfluidic probe and function on standard biological substrates such as Petri dishes, slides, and tissue sections when the substrate is kept wet. In this talk, I will show how this family of liquid scanning probe devices is evolving as a versatile bioanalytical tool. I will also propose concepts pertaining to tissue microprocessing encompassing local phenotyping and molecular profiling, which may contribute to the multi-modal analysis of critical biopsy samples and conclude with a few possibilities beyond medical applications.


Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 00:00:002020-09-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com