Workshop, 5-6 Sept 2017
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Prof. Mehmet Toner, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Jochen Guck, TU Dresden, Germany
Henric Bergman, National Forensic Centre, Linköping, Sweden
Prof. Joseph Ndung'u, FIND, Switzerland
Dr. Mark Sutton, Public Health England, UK
Prof. Henrik Bruus, DTU, Denmark
Microfluidic label-free particle fractionation based on the inherent properties of
particles (e.g. cells, microorganisms, organelles) offers significant advantages over conventional techniques in terms of ease of
handling and usage, speed, and reduction in cost. We aim here to utilise our comprehensive network and solid experience to put to
use several microfluidics technologies to address important biomedical problems.
This workshop has three interdisciplinary and inter-related themes based on understanding and exploiting label-free particle analysis:
|Parasites – improve diagnosis by enriching parasites that occur at low concentrations;|
|Bacteria: sorting of bacteria in different subpopulations based on morphology that is connected to pathogenicity;|
|Rare cells: enrich rare stem cells for therapeutic use;|
To tackle these challenges we will cover a wide range of technologies such as:
|Materials, processing and simulation of micro- and nanosystem components|
|Integrated optics and electronics|
Oral presentations may be given by invited international experts, researchers, successful entrepreneurs,
and experienced industry people.
Poster sessions are planned in connection to the presentations where researchers and companies can present their scientific work in the respective areas.
Jonas Tegenfeldt, Lund University
Hywel Morgan, University of Southampton
Lisa Ranford-Cartwright, University of Glasgow
Michael Barrett, University of Glasgow
Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Karolinska Institutet
Thomas Laurell, Lund University
Jochen Guck, TU Dresden
Gerhard Gompper, FZ Juelich
Microfluidic particle fractionation based on the inherent properties of e.g. cells, microorganisms and organelles offers significant improvements over conventional techniques in terms of ease of handling and usage, speed and reductions in cost. We will consolidate the field at the European level and create a unique comprehensive training program that rests on solid experimental and theoretical foundations.
LAPASO provides a unique training opportunity for 15 fellows in a highly interdisciplinary and intersectorial environment with the overarching scientific objective of advancing diagnostics for a wide range of critical medical conditions using advanced microfluidics and nanobiotechnology integration.
The project is funded by the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement n° 607350. It runs for four years with start 1 OCT 2013.
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