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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics: Companies, Technologies and Commercialization

Aaron Wheeler's Biography

Aaron Wheeler, Canada Research Chair of Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Toronto

Aaron Wheeler completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003, working with Dick Zare at Stanford University. After graduating, Aaron spent two years as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. Click here for links to Aaron's pre-Toronto publications. Since 2005, Aaron has been the Canada Research Chair of Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Aaron is fortunate to work with a phenomenal (and prolific) research group -- their success has led to international recognition including the Arthur F. Findeis Award from the American Chemical Society and the Joseph Black Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Digital Microfluidics: A Platform Whose Time Has Come

Monday, 26 September 2016 at 16:00

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Digital microfluidics is a fluid-handling technique in which droplets are manipulated by electrostatic forces on an array of electrodes coated with a hydrophobic insulator. In this talk, I will present recent results from my group’s work with digital microfluidics, with an emphasis on the topics covered in this unique venue. Specifically, I will demonstrate how digital microfluidics is particularly well-suited for Lab on a Chip applications, given its ability to automate diverse laboratory processes on a generic, programmable platform. Likewise, I will report on our work using digital microfluidics for Point of Care Diagnostics and Global Health, reporting on the results of a field trial for measles and rubella diagnostics at refugee sites in Kenya. Finally, I will describe how digital microfluidics is emerging as a useful tool for Single-Cell Analysis and for integration with Mass Spectrometry to answer questions about cell heterogeneity and cell-cell communication. Through these examples, I will make the case that digital microfluidics is emerging as a useful new tool for the next generation of analytical techniques, across a wide range of applications.

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