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SELECTBIO Conferences Innovations in Microfluidics & 3D-Printing Europe 2024

Burcu Gumuscu's Biography

Burcu Gumuscu, Assistant Professor Biosensors and Devices Lab, Eindhoven University of Technology

Dr. Burcu Gumuscu-Sefunc is an assistant professor at the Biomedical Engineering department in Eindhoven University of Technology, where she leads Biosensors and Devices group. She is a pioneer of hydrogel micropatterned surfaces via capillary pinning and protein-barcoded hydrogel microparticles for single cell analysis. More recently she focuses on developing digital microfluidic platforms to study cell-biomaterial interactions for long-term experiments. Gumuscu-Sefunc received prestigious Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KHMW) Pieter Langerhuizen grant in 2019, Irene Curie fellowship grant in 2020, NWO Gravitation grant in 2022. She is an editorial board member at Micromachines, Frontiers in Digital Health and Frontiers in Lab on a Chip Technologies Journals.

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Exploring the Potential of Microfluidics for Lab Automation

Monday, 25 March 2024 at 09:30

Add to Calendar ▼2024-03-25 09:30:002024-03-25 10:30:00Europe/LondonExploring the Potential of Microfluidics for Lab AutomationInnovations in Microfluidics and 3D-Printing Europe 2024 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

Digital microfluidics (DMF) chips have garnered increasing attention over the past decade thanks to their ability to address individual droplets. These chips consist of an array of mm-sized electrodes to manipulate liquid-based, individually addressable droplets through applied voltages. Programmed sub-microliter scale droplets performing basic pipetting operations paved the way for the automation of laborious assays. Automated biological assays are an exciting application of DMF, including DNA-based analysis, electroanalysis, and short-term cell culture experiments. However, there are still limitations to be overcome. DMF chips are not yet able to excel in (1) multiplexed operations due to the 2D planar fabrication of operational units, limiting the number of operation units per chip, (2) long-term cell studies due to the typical mismatch of electronics devices and high humidity conditions in typical cell-culture incubators. In this talk, I will discuss these challenges and propose potential solutions to enhance the capabilities of DMF chips for automated biological assays.

Add to Calendar ▼2024-03-25 00:00:002024-03-26 00:00:00Europe/LondonInnovations in Microfluidics and 3D-Printing Europe 2024Innovations in Microfluidics and 3D-Printing Europe 2024 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The