The Gordon Research Seminar on Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics 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.
With the maturation of the microfluidics field, miniaturization has impacted the emerging technologies and applications for quantitative sciences. Highlighting both recent innovations and fundamentals of fluid physics, this seminar will showcase the cutting-edge utilization of micro-and nano-fluidic technology to further our understanding of current research problems in chemistry, physics, and biology.
The 2021 GRS provides a platform for talented students and postdocs to share and learn about the latest in microfluidics, foster new connections, and develop professional skills. Topic areas of interest include microscale fluidic phenomena, analyte detection, point-of-care diagnostics, novel measurements, material synthesis, additive manufacturing and more. The seminar includes oral presentations, poster sessions, and a mentorship session during which trainees can engage with a panel of experienced scientists.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 5, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.