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Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Interfaces, Molecules, and Assays at the Microscale


May 30-31, 2015


Mount Snow
West Dover, VT


Mark D. Borysiak

Associate Chair:
Christopher W. Nelson

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This seminar will focus on recent fundamental and applied microfluidic discoveries, exploring topics such as nano and microscale fluid physics, analyte separation and sensing, point-of-care diagnostics, and cell isolation and characterization, among others. The meeting will also include a mentorship session during which students can engage with a small panel of experienced scientists about professional development and related topics of interest.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Soft Matter Microfluidics
Discussion Leader: Lynn Walker (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmPatrick Doyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Controlling Light and Microflows to Create Functional Microparticles"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmParticle and Fluid Manipulation
Discussion Leaders: Brian Kirby (Cornell University, USA) and Tyler Ray (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmAlexander Barbati (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Elasticity-Driven Particle Accumulation Within a Microfluidic Device"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmRachel Collino (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Patterning and Filtration of Anisotropic Particles via Acoustophoresis"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmDileep Mampallil Augustine (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)
"Acoustic Suppression of the Coffee Ring Effect"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmShimon Rubin (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
"Elastic Surface Deformations Driven by Non-Uniform Electro-Osmotic Flow in a Hele-Shaw Cell"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amBiological and Environmental Microfluidics
Discussion Leaders: Daniel Laser (Wave 80 Biosciences, USA) and Fredrik Thege (Cornell University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amJulea Vlassakis (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Hydrogel Swelling as an Efficient Mechanism for Antibody Probing of Single-Cell Western Blots"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amOliver Otto (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
"Real-Time Deformability Cytometry: On the Fly Mechanical Phenotyping for Label-Free Cell Functional Assays"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAndrew Metcalf (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Probing Aerosol Particle Interfaces with Droplet Microfluidics"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amDerek Vallejo (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Microfluidic Generation of Double Emulsion Templates Suitable for Long-Term Storage and On-Demand Conversion into Giant Unilamellar Vesicles"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Life After Graduate Studies
Open discussion about professional development and career advice with panel of experienced scientists.
Discussion Leaders: Vanessa Velasco (University of Louisville, USA) and Philippa Reutersward (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Professional Development and Career Advice"
  • Brian Kirby (Cornell University, USA)
  • Daniel Laser (Wave 80 Biosciences, USA)
  • Lynn Walker (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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