12:10 am to 1:00 am
“Integrated Microfluidic Systems: Biomedical Engineering from the Bottom Up”
The basic life components (genes, protein, cells) function at critical length scales and the aggregate of these multi-scale reactions enable precise and complex living operations such as the immune response, regulation and adaptation, repair and maintenance, and hierarchical self-assembly. The rapid advancement of microfluidic technology is beginning to enable large-scale and high throughput processing of molecular and cellular operations. An ultimate vision would be to recapitulate complex biological and physiological processes in integrated microfluidic platforms. These platforms would enable rapid and accurate diagnosis of onset of diseases, monitoring of chronic and high-risk patients, and the development of more effective treatments. The development of microfluidic biological processors would be the key to matching treatments with genomic makeup, and enable personalized medicine, point-of-care diagnostics, and targeted theranostics in wearable, distributable, and field portable platforms.
When: Thursday, June 5 4:10 PM
Where: 1005 GBSF