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Posted: Mar 06, 2012
EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2012
(Nanowerk News) The EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2012 (on July 25-27, 2012 in Heidelberg, Germany) will bring together top researchers in the field, sparking scientific exchange across different disciplines. The latest Lab-on-a-Chip technologies and applications will be presented, alongside discussions of developments in the field.
Microfluidics is a rapidly growing, highly interdisciplinary field at the interface of physics, engineering, chemistry and biology. Over the past years microfluidic approaches have been used for a variety of applications, including chemical synthesis, nucleotide sequencing, functional genomics and single molecule/ single cell/ single organism studies. Many of these applications, including next-generation sequencing devices, have been revolutionized by miniaturization, paving the way for global gene analysis and hence transforming biology.
Moreover, working on the pico- to nanoliter scale not only allows a high degree of parallelisation, but also offers superb control. Small objects such as cells or even discrete parts thereof can be exposed to unique conditions, facilitating entirely novel approaches in modern biology and chemistry, which will be discussed at the conference.
Norman Dovichi, Analytical Chemistry (Editor), USA
Jonathan Faiz, Angewandte Chemie (Associate Editor), Germany
Harp Minhas, Lab on a Chip (Editor), United Kingdom