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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics & Microarrays World Congress 2016

Yoon-Kyoung Cho's Biography

Yoon-Kyoung Cho, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology; Group leader, IBS; FRSC, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Yoon-Kyoung Cho is a full professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNIST and a group leader in the Center for Soft and Living Matter at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Republic of Korea. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). She serves as a director at the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) and an associate editor for Lab on a chip. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1999, having obtained her M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from POSTECH in 1994 and 1992, respectively. She worked as a senior researcher (1999–2008) at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), where she helped create biomedical in vitro diagnostic instruments. Her research spans a broad spectrum from fundamental scientific exploration to translational efforts, focusing primarily on microfluidics and nanomedicine. Her current research topics include a lab-on-a-disc for the detection of rare cells and biomarkers, quantitative analysis of single cells, and system analysis of cellular communication. She published over 135 journal papers and over 205 issued patents, many of which helped Samsung Electronics and two start-ups (Clinomics and LabSpinner) build commercial products. Discover more at

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Centrifugal Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2016-09-27 09:00:002016-09-27 10:00:00Europe/LondonCentrifugal Microfluidics for Biomedical ApplicationsLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarrays World Congress 2016 in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California,

In this presentation, we will discuss our on-going research on “Lab-on-a-disc”, which applies centrifugal force to pump fluid for biochemical analysis. It is advantageous because of the capability to integrate and automate the analysis protocols into a disc-shaped device with simple, size-reduced, and cost-efficient instrumentation. We report various examples of fully integrated "lab-on-a-disc" for biomedical applications such as pathogen specific DNA extraction to test infectious diseases, multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and isolation and analysis of circulating tumor cells starting from whole blood. Integration with centrifugal microfluidic technology allows us precise control of fluids while also reducing the expensive reagent consumption, the required analysis time and possible handling errors. We believe the presented result will not only improve the performance of the point-of-care-diagnostic devices but also potentially have great impact on global healthcare.

Add to Calendar ▼2016-09-26 00:00:002016-09-28 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarrays World Congress 2016Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarrays World Congress 2016 in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California,