Events

SIMTech Microfluidics Seminar 2013

Date: 06 Mar 2013 - 06 Mar 2013

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

Objectives
This seminar will provide an excellent forum to interact and share ideas on the latest technological advances and emerging applications related to the microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip. We invite leading scientists to share their cutting-edge research projects and breakthroughs on this emerging technology domain.

This seminar is jointly organised by SIMTech and A*STAR Healthcare & Lifestyle (H&L) Programme. 

This seminar is free of charge and is also qualified for 7 PDUs (Professional Development Units) by PEB (Professional Engineers Board).

Date: 6 March 2013

Time: 9am to 5.35pm

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

Programme

Time

Event

8:30

Registration

9:00

Opening Address by Dr Tan Sze Wee, Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), A*STAR

9:05

Welcome speech by Dr Wang Zhiping, Director, SIMTech Microfluidics Foundry & SIMTech Research Programmes

9:15

Optofluidics and applications by Professor Liu Aiqun, NTU School of EEE

9:40

Microfluidics synthesis of structured functional materials by Assistant Professor Saif Khan, NUS, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

10:05

Acoustophoresis: manipulation and charaterisation of cells using ultrasound by Associate Professor Lim Kian Meng, NUS Dept of Mechanical Engineering

10:30

Dynamic aero/hydro-elasticity and its applications in lab-on-a-chip by Dr Xia Huanming, SIMTech Scientist

10:55

Tea Break

11:10

Microfabricated sensor arrays for life science applications by Professor Nico de Rooij, CSEM, EPFL, Switzerland

11:35

Precise Mould fabrication using proton beam writing for single molecule manipulation in nanofluidic lab-on-a-chip by A/Professor Jeroen van Kan, NUS Dept of Physics

12:00

Microfluidics in glass and silicon by Dr Ciprian lliescu, IBN, A*STAR

12:25

Leveraging silicon microelectronics and microfluidics for diagnostics by Dr Abdul Rahman, IME, A*STAR

12:50

Lunch

13:35

Microfluidic CTChips for cancer detection and non invasive liquid biopsy by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, NUS Dept of Bioengineering & Dept of Mechanical Engineering

14:00

Plasma extracellular vesicles for diagnostics by A/Professor Lim Sai Kiang, IMB, A*STAR

14:25

Electronic sensor arrays for label-free detection of DNA by A/Professor Gao Zhiqiang, NUS Dept of Chemistry

14:50

Microfluidic devices for DNA amplification, separation and collection by Dr Wu Ruige, SIMTech Scientist

15:15

Simulation of microfluidics for droplets, cells and particles by Dr Le Duc Vinh, IHPC, A*STAR

15:40

Tea Break & Networking

15:55

Organ-on-a-chip: A Scientist's Perspective by Professor Hanry Yu, NUS, IBN

16:20

MEMBWELL tecnology: from microdishes to microniches by A/Professor Virgile Viasnoff, NUS ESPCI Paris Tech, France

16:45

Microfluidic platforms for Epigenetic analysis of low cell number samples by Dr Bill Burkholder, IMCB, A*STAR

17:10

Bioinformatics and statistics approaches to sensitive and reproducible cancer biomarker discovery by Dr Vladimir Kuznetsov, BII, A*STAR

17:35

End of Seminar

 

Who Should Attend

Executives, managers, engineers, researchers and students interested in cutting-edge research in microfluidics technologies and Lab-on-a-chip applications.

Registration
This complimentary seminar is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please registeronline.

Contact Us
For more details, please contact Dr Wang Zhenfeng, Email: zfwang@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg, Tel: 6793 8596

For enquiries on SIMTech Microfluidics Membership, please contact Dr Jeffery Chen, Email: jfchen@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg, Tel: 6793 8259

For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email: kohth@scei.a-star.edu.sg