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

Charles Henry's Biography

Charles Henry, Professor and Chair, Colorado State University

Charles Henry is a Professor in and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University. He also holds appointments in Chemical & Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Work in the Henry group focuses on the application of microfluidics to environmental and occupational exposure monitoring, measurement of chemical gradients in biology, and development of low cost, point of need measurement systems.

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Biological Imaging Using Microfluidics and Electrochemistry

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 09:30

Add to Calendar ▼2016-09-28 09:30:002016-09-28 10:30:00Europe/LondonBiological Imaging Using Microfluidics and ElectrochemistryLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarrays World Congress 2016 in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California,

Chemical gradients drive many processes in biology, ranging from nerve signal transduction to ovulation to cancer metastasis. At present, microscopy is the primary tool used to understand these gradients by imaging both the gradients and the resulting cell motion. Microscopy has provided many important breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental biology, but is limited due to the need to incorporate fluorescent molecules into biological systems through either labeling or genetic manipulations. To better understand some processes, there is a need to develop tools that can measure chemical gradient formation in biological systems that do not require fluorescent modification of the targets, can be multiplexed to measure more than one molecule, and are compatible with a variety of biological sample types, including in vitro cell cultures and ex vivo tissue slices. In response to this need, we have developed a high-density electrode array containing 8,192 individual electrodes to image release of electrochemically active metabolites like nitric oxide and norepinephrine from live tissue slices. The electrode array has a resolution of 30 ┬Ám and covers and area of 2 mm by 2 mm, easily large enough to image release of neurotransmitters across an ex vivo tissue slice from a mouse model. In this talk, electrochemical characterization of this system will be discussed first using simple chemical models. Then use of the system in combination with microfluidics, for imaging spatiotemporal resolution of neurotransmitter release at the organ scale will be presented. Use of microfluidics to deliver stimulants that induce changes in release profile will be shown.

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,