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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023

David Juncker's Biography

David Juncker, Professor and Chair, McGill University

David Juncker stayed as a visiting scientist at the National Metrology Institute of Japan in Tsukuba from 1997-98. He conducted his PhD research at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1999-2002. He then pursued his studies as a Post-doc first at IBM Zurich until 2004, and then one year at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). David started as an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department of McGill University in 2005, was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2011, and became a full professor in 2016. As of early 2018, David serves as departmental chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at McGill University.

Dr. Juncker's current interests are in the miniaturization and integration in biology and medicine, which includes the engineering and utilization of novel micro and nanotechnologies for manipulating, stimulating and studying oligonucleotides, proteins, cells, and tissues. The emerging field of nanobiotechnology, in a broad sense, is the most exciting to him, and is also key to tackle some of the major challenges in biology and medicine, for example identifying novel biomarkers for early disease diagnosis and developing low-cost point-of-care diagnostics.

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Digital Manufacturing of Functional Microfluidic Systems: Autonomous Capillaric Circuit

Monday, 19 June 2023 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2023-06-19 09:00:002023-06-19 10:00:00Europe/LondonDigital Manufacturing of Functional Microfluidic Systems: Autonomous Capillaric CircuitLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

The culmination of digital manufacturing is the seamless manufacture of a functional device from a digital design. Additive manufacturing is now used for making microfluidic chips, but microfluidics digital manufacturing is lagging, notably because functional systems depend on proprietary peripherals and a computer, and rely on generic, mass manufactured chips. Here I will discuss capillaric circuits (CCs) which are capillary-driven microfluidics that structurally encode simple algorithms of flow events into the circuit microarchitecture, and illustrate how application-specific CCs can be 3D printed using common, widely available stereolithography 3D printers. By encoding so-called microfluidic chain reactions, CCs can be programmed to execute step-by-step hundreds of sequential fluidic operations powered by a paper only, without electricity of peripheral connections. CCs have notably been used for automating an ELISA-on-a-chip for COVID19 antibody and antigen assays, and for the first microfluidic thrombin generation assay. Thanks to a new hydrophilic resin formulation, it is now possible to download a CC design, 3D-print it – which we demonstrate using ultra low-cost (US$300) LCD printers – clean it and use it within 30 minutes. These advances open the door for distributed and digital manufacturing of functional microfluidic CCs and systems by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Add to Calendar ▼2023-06-19 00:00:002023-06-20 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The