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Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of
Gordon Research Conference

Forces, Fields, and Flows in Biological, Energy, and Manufacturing Applications of Microfluidics

Dates

June 4-9, 2017

Location

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Catherine M. Klapperich & Dino DiCarlo

Vice Chairs:
Cullen R. Buie & Hang Lu

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 7, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The conference brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians to discuss and advance cutting edge knowledge of microfluidics. Microfluidics are small scale systems that could be used to diagnose disease, enable unique physical and biological experiments and create new materials. The goal of the 2017 meeting is to bridge the gap between scientists and engineers focused on fundamentals and those translating fundamental work into new applications. The conference is sure to spark animated discussion, new interactions and fruitful collaborations!

The conference will consist of 9 topical sessions and active poster sessions. The conference will be held in conjunction with an associated GRS. We will also host a "Power Hour", committed to inclusion and the professional development of women in science. This program was created to help address the challenges that women face in science and provides a forum for discussion and mentoring.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmPoint of Care Technologies
Discussion Leader: Richard Crooks (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmRebecca Richards-Kortum (Rice University, USA)
"Point-of-Care Tools to Improve Health in Low-Resource Settings"
8:10 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:05 pmDavid Issadore (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Hybrid Microelectronic/Microfluidic Chips for Rare Cell and Rare Exosome Detection Directly in Blood"
9:05 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNucleic Acid Analysis and Next Generation Sequencing
Discussion Leader: Nicole Pamme (University of Hull, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:30 amAdam Abate (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Quantitative Biology with High Throughput Droplet Microfluidics"
9:30 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amRajiv Bharadwaj (10x Genomics, USA)
"Changing the Definition of Sequencing Drop by Drop"
11:00 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmYanyi Huang (Peking University, China)
"Microfluidic Single Cell Sequencing"
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Maribel Vazquez (City College of New York, USA) and Catherine Klapperich (Boston University, USA)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFields, Forces, and Flows
Discussion Leader: Jonathan Posner (University of Washington, USA)
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmMinami Yoda (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Near-Wall Dynamics of Suspended Colloidal Particles in Microscale Shear and Electrokinetic Flow"
6:30 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmTony Huang (Duke University, USA)
"Acoustic Tweezers: Manipulating Cells and Other Tiny Objects Using Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW)"
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmField-Structure Interactions
Discussion Leader: David Sinton (University of Toronto, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:25 amChang-Jin Kim (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Drag Reduction: Microfluidics for Macro Application"
9:25 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:10 amPier-Luca Maffetone (Universita degli Studi di Napoli, Italy)
"An Open Issue in Viscoelastic Microfluidics: Multiparticle Dynamics"
10:10 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:25 amCarolyn Ren (University of Waterloo, Canada)
"Microwave Assisted Droplet Sensing, Heating and Mixing and Image Analysis Assisted Droplet Manipulation"
11:25 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:10 pmAmy Shen (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
"Elastic and Inertial Instabilities in Microfluidic Flows"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWearable and Implantable Systems
Discussion Leader: Jeff Tza-Huei Wang (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
6:00 pm - 6:40 pmEllis Meng (University of Southern California, USA)
"Wet Implantable Microsensors"
6:40 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:40 pmSumita Pennathur (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Untethering Diabetes Through Innovative Engineering"
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCell Mechanics
Discussion Leader: John Oakey (University of Wyoming, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJianping Fu (University of Michigan, USA)
"Mechanobiology, Pluripotent Stem Cells, and Early Embryonic Development"
9:30 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amJochen Guck (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
"Feeling for Cell Function: Morpho-Rheological Phenotyping at 1,000 Cells/Sec"
11:00 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmWilbur Lam (Emory University / Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Cellular Mechanics of Hematologic Processes and Diseases"
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmLogic and Computational Design
Discussion Leader: Frances Ligler (North Carolina State University / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmDouglas Densmore (Boston University, USA)
"Fluigi: Hardware, Software, and Wetware Automated Design for Synthetic Biology"
6:30 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmElliot Hui (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Computation and Control by Microfluidic Logic"
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLiving Systems
Discussion Leader: Elain Fu (Oregon State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amRoman Stocker (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Microbe-Fluidics"
9:30 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:00 amMaribel Vazquez (City College of New York, USA)
"Microfluidics for the Visual System"
11:00 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:00 pmJulia Yeomans (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Active Matter in Microchannels"
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree Time
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm3D Printing
Discussion Leader: James Sterling (Keck Graduate Institute, USA)
6:00 pm - 6:40 pmAlbert Folch (University of Washington, USA)
"Microfluidics: The Gap Betweeen Academia and Manufacturing"
6:40 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:40 pmNoah Malmstadt (University of Southern California, USA)
"Applications of 3D-Printed Microfluidics: Nanomanufacturing and Biomarker Detection"
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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