This conference brings together physical scientists, engineers, biologists, and clinicians to discuss fundamentals and applications of microfluidics. Microfluidic systems afford controlled manipulation of fluids at small length scales, opening up unique approaches to studying complex systems. Selected topics include diagnostics, systems biology, organ and tissue models, novel analytical methods, sensors, multiphase and droplet-based microfluidics, open microfluidics, capillary flow, and new materials.
The conference will consist of topical sessions and active poster sessions. The conference will be held in conjunction with an associated GRS for students and postdocs. We will also host a "Power Hour", committed to inclusion and the professional development of all people in science. This program was created to help address the challenges that people face in science careers and provides a forum for discussion, mentoring, and collaboration.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- New Materials and Biosensing
- Fundamental Technologies for Chemical and Biological Applications
- Single Cell Analysis
- Open Microfluidics
- Fundamentals of Flow
- Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Capillary Microfluidics
- Cell Microenvironment
- Droplet and Multiphase Microfluidics