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SLAS2015 Short Courses

Lab-on-a-Chip: Biomedical Case Studies (NEW!)

This course is aimed at researchers who already have a good basis in lab-chip technologies and are interested in exploring biomedical applications, in particular how lab-chip systems have been or could be developed for researchers in cutting-edge drug development and the life sciences. Lectures will be presented using a case-study approach, using a number of selected examples to emphasize which aspects and issues play a deciding role in how a particular system is developed.

Who Should Attend:

All those who want to delve deeper into understanding the challenges and cross-disciplinary aspects of developing lab-on-a-chip devices for applications in the life sciences:

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Instructors:

Sabeth Verpoorte

Sabeth Verpoorte, Ph.D.
Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands

Sabeth Verpoorte has more than 20 years of research experience in the lab-on-a-chip field, and has been head of the Pharmaceutical Analysis Group in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen since 2003. Her present research has taken on a strong cell biological / pharmacological focus, and includes innovative joint projects with colleagues in pharmacokinetics and medical biology. Efforts have also concentrated on continuous-flow particle separation strategies, as well as miniaturized analytical instrumentation (paper spray ionization, multidimensional chromatography). Verpoorte has published papers in top analytical chemistry journals. She is or has been involved in several international conference organizations and journal editorial boards.

Sabeth Verpoorte

Johan Nilsson, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Johan Nilsson obtained his Ph.D. in 1993 in Electrical Measurements on the topic Ink Jet and Droplet Technology at the Department of Electrical Measurements, Lund University, Sweden. Following the Ph.D., he got a post-doc employment at the same department where he headed the research in droplet formation characterizations, silicon nozzle development and flow-through microdispensing. He currently holds a position as Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His current research interests are microfluidics and microstructures with a focus on particle handling using acoustic forces for biomedical analysis.

Jorg P. Kutter

Jörg P. Kutter, PhD
Dept. of Pharmacy
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jörg P. Kutter received his his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1995 from the University of Ulm, Germany, focusing on chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques. After graduation, he worked with J. Michael Ramsey as a postdoctoral research fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developing microchip-based analytical tools. In June 1998, he joined the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology of the Technical University of Denmark, before he moved to the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen in September 2013. He holds the position of professor in analytical biosciences and his research interests include liquid phase separations and sample pretreatment techniques and the development of microfluidic systems for applications in the life sciences.