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

Yoon-Kyoung Cho's Biography

Yoon-Kyoung Cho, Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology; Group leader, IBS

Yoon-Kyoung Cho is currently Professor in 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 received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 participated in the development of in vitro diagnostic devices for biomedical applications. Since she joined UNIST in 2008, she has been the chair of the school of Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering (2008–2014) and the school of Life Sciences (2014–2015) and the director of World Class University (2009–2013) and BK21 (2013–2015) programs. She named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. Her research interests range from basic sciences to translational research in microfluidics and nanomedicine. Current research topics include a lab-on-a-disc for the detection of rare cells and biomarkers, quantitative analysis of single cells, and systems analysis of cellular communication.

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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,