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MyoChip Microfabrication and Microfluidics Symposium

This COLife Symposium aims to introduce how these technologies can be applied to answer different biological questions. From cutting-edge single-molecule detection to cellular or "organ-on-chip" studies - learn how these technologies are already being used at COLife and get inspired to use them on your own projects too.

When 06 May, 2021 from
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Where Online
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Microfluidics” became one of the most popular keywords being considered a disruptive toolbox to develop innovative products for a diversity of applications in biotech, medical diagnostics, or pharmaceutical industry. Microfluidics consists of the manipulation of small volumes (from microliters down to attoliters) using channels with dimensions of hundreds of nanometers to micrometers. Microfluidic technologies started emerging in the 1980s with the development of specific fabrication methods and device-oriented research but more recently moved towards integrated technological platforms bringing new perspectives to both the academic and industrial sectors. This progress required the synergistic convergence of technologies and principles from chemistry, physics, biology, material science, fluid dynamics, and microelectronics. Integrated systems can be built based on validated elements without the requirement to start always from scratch for nearly every new application, as is still often the case today. Therefore, the existence of microfluidic platforms will allow entering into the next challenge: the flexible and cost-efficient development of hundreds of different applications by following a system-oriented approach. This revolution is happening and changing the way we do Science, breaking several limitations of conventional methods.
 



 

Speakers:

William Roman, iMM/MyoChip: "Complexifying in vitro systems with microfabrication and stem cells";

Stephanie Descroix, Institut Curie/MyoChip: "Microfluidic and microfabrication to develop new in vitro models of gut on chip.";

Abel Oliva, ITQB-NOVA: “Microfluidics for biosensors and cell handling applications: our experience”;

Ricardo Henriques, IGC: “Open-source fluidics to enhance super and non-super fluorescence microscopy”;

James Yates, ITQB-NOVA: “Nanopores: Fundamentals and applications”

Elias Barriga, IGC: "Simplifying ex vivo cell migration analyses with microfluidic and PDMS-based devices.";

Jorge Carvalho, Bioengineering & Microfabrication service @ IGC: "BEµFAB - A new IGC service dedicated to microfluidics and microfabrication for applications in life sciences".

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