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Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
   

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Tracks & Track chairs

Symposium 1: Fundamentals in Micro and Nanoflows

This symposium will focus on the investigation of fundamentals and applications of micro- and nanofluidics.

Topics:

Fundamental principles of micro- and nanofluidic phenomena

Theoretical models and simulations

New materials for micro- and nanofluidics, such as 2D materials, bioinspired principles

Novel applications of micro- and nanofluidic devices, such as POCT, medicine,

energy

New fabrication techniques for micro- and nanofluidic devices

Novel characterization methods for micro- and nanofluidic platforms

Chair/co-chairs:

Chao Jin, Asso Prof., Department of Environmental Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China.

Email:jinchao3@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Symposium 2: Droplets, Bubbles and Digital Microfluidics

The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working on droplets, bubbles and digital microfluidics in the broad sense: from pure liquids to complex fluids, from experiments to theoretical and numerical works, and from fundamental studies to industrial perspectives.

Topics

Droplet and bubble formation and characteristics

Digital Microfluidics

Drop coalescence

Droplet impact

Phase change in droplets and bubbles

Dynamics of droplets and bubbles

Application of bubbles and droplets in microfluidics

Manipulation of droplets and bubbles

Modelling and simulation of droplets and bubbles

Chair/co-chairs:

Lingling Shui, Prof., South China Academy of Advanced Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, China.

Email:SHUILL@m.scnu.edu.cn

Ning Qin, Dr., Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Email:n4qin@uwaterloo.ca

Symposium 3: Electrokinetic Flows

This symposium welcomes topics related to both fundamentals and interesting applications of electrokinetics and electrohydrodynamics at micro/nanometer scale, as well as comprehensive studies on electrokinetic driven system in the broad context of microfluidics, nanofluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies. The following list provides some example topics, while it is not exhaustive.

Topics

Electrohydrodynamics in single-phase and multiphase microfluidics

Diffuse charge dynamics or polarization at particle/liquid interfaces

Electrokinetic energy conversion

Field- effect control on electrokinetic transport

Electrokinetics due to self- induced electric fields

On-chip manipulation techniques for particles, cells, macromolecules and droplets with electric fields

Chair/co-chairs:

Lin Gui, Prof., Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, China.

Email:lingui@mail.ipc.ac.cn

Caglar Elbuken, Asso Prof., National Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Email:elbuken@unam.bilkent.edu.tr

Symposium 4: Single-cell analysis

The session of “Single-cell analysis” will cover applications of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies in the single-cell analysis, directed evolution, screening and other processes that combine the advantages of exquisite fluid control and single-cell-based technologies. We hope to exchange the latest developments of relevant technologies in these topics, and discuss future trends of the topic.

Topics

 

 Chair/co-chairs: 

Prof.Chaoyong Yang,College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University/ Shanghai Jiao Tong Universtiy, China.

Email:cyyang@xmu.edu.cn

Asso Prof. Anderson Shum,Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, China.

Email:ashum@hku.hk

Symposium 5: Detection and Sensing Techniques

The symposium will share recent advances in the field of Detection and Sensing techniques in Microfluidics, Nanofluidics, and Lab on a Chip. The topics may cover a diverse set of techniques including but not limited to optical, plasmonic, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and acoustic transduction for the detection of a range of analytes from biomolecules to pathogens and cells for applications in diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, environmental and water monitoring, and food and agriculture. More specific topics may feature single-molecule detection, multiplexed detection, nanobiosensors, and smartphone-based sensors.

Topics

Sample detection

Advanced sensor

Related techniques application

Chair/co-chairs:

Shuhuai Yao, Asso Prof., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hong Kong, China

Email:meshyao@ust.hk

Levent Yobas, Asso Prof., Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.

Email:eelyobas@ust.hk

Symposium 6 Lab on a chip

Due to numerous advantages originated from integration, microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices have found tremendous applications in various fields such as biomedical applications and environmental studies. This Track of Lab on a chip will highlight most recent innovations in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices ranging from integration techniques, bioanalysis, point-of-care detection, biomarker detection, food safety inspection, environmental studies, and so on.

Topics:

  Micro- and nano-total analysis system

 Medical devices and treatments

 Cell analysis

 Synthetic biology and medicine

 Environmental and food monitoring

Chair/co-chairs:

Asso Prof.Xiujun (James) Li.Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, USA.

Email:xli4@utep.edu

Asso Prof.Cathy Chen,Department of Materials Science and Engineer,East China University of Science and Technology,China.

Email:chenxi@ecust.edu.cn

Symposium 7:Optofluidics, Acoustic Fluidics, and Magnetic Fluidics

       This symposium aims to provide an overview of various active manipulation and handling methods of microfluids by using externally applied field gradients including optical, acoustic and magnetic fields, and their applications in wide range of areas such as biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, chemical and environmental analysis.

       Topics:

 Optofluidics and application

 Acoustofluidics and application

 Magnetofludics and application

 Others 

Chair/co-chairs:

Huaying Chen,Associate Professor,Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen),China

Email: chenhuaying@hit.edu.cn

Ran Zhou,Assistant Professor,Purdue University Northwest,USA

Email: zhou970@pnw.edu

Symposium 8: Particles, Cells,and Organisms

This symposium focuses on LOC technologies involving particles, cells, and organisms. Such technologies are highly effective in various areas of biology including immunology, microbiology, cancer biology, stem cell biology, pharmacology, and pathology. With the help of LOC technologies, new biological insights and discoveries on particles, cells, and organisms are found, which accelerates the development of precision medicine, point-of-care diagnostics, and drug screening. The symposium will provide a valuable forum where researchers and engineers in both academic and industrial sectors will be able to share and discuss their most recent findings and understandings of basic principles and advanced LOC techniques on particles, cells, and organisms.

Topics:

This symposium focuses on fundamental and applied research on particles, cells, and organisms. The research topics covered in this symposium include, but not limited to:

Particle Manipulation and Synthesis

Cell Capture, Counting & Sorting

Circulating Tumor Cells

Single-Cell Analysis

Liposomes/ Vesicles Analysis and Manipulation

Stem Cells

Cell-Culturing & Perfusion (2D & 3D)

Inter- & Intracellular Signaling, Cell Migration

Organisms on Chip (C. elegans, Zebrafish, Arabidopsis, etc.)

Chair/co-chairs: 

Prof.Zhengchun Peng,College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University,China.

Email:zcpeng@szu.edu.cn

Asst Prof.Sheng Yan,Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University,China.

Email:shengyan@szu.edu.cn

Symposium 9: Sample Processing and Separation

Processing and separation of biological samples are indispensable in disease diagnostics, chemical and biological assays. For instance, malaria diagnosis relies on the separation of parasite-infected red blood cells (RBCs) from the uninfected counterparts. Separation of neuronal cells has gained a great deal of interest due to its potential applications in cell replacement therapy of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Cell separation is also vital for the isolation of nucleated RBCs (NRBCs) from the peripheral blood of pregnant women to monitor maternal, foetal, and neonatal health. Sorting blood cells into different subpopulations is a crucial step for blood storage and transfusion. Besides, isolation of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from peripheral blood of cancer patients has been emerging as a real-time non-invasive “liquid biopsy” approach for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, drug screening and personalized therapy. This symposium will gather domestic and international experts to talk about their recent study in the field of sample processing and separation.

Topics

This symposium consists of fundamental and applied research on sample processing and separation using the label or label-free, active or passive force field, as well as in the platform of polymer-based (such as PDMS) or non-polymer based (such as paper), which includes but not limited to:

Electrophoresis

Dielectrophoresis

Magnetophoresis

Optofluidics

Acoustophoresis

Thermophoresis

Centrifugal Microfluidics

Inertial microfluidics

Viscoelastic microfluidics

Deterministic lateral displacement

Pinched flow fractionation

Hydrophoresis

Affinity-based separation techniques

Chair/co-chairs:

Prof. Chuanpin Chen,Xiangya School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Central South University, China.

Email: ccpin2000@hotmail.com

Dr. Jun Zhang,Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Australia.

Email:jun.zhang@griffith.edu.au

  Symposium 10: Heat and Mass Transfer at Micro and Nano Scales

  Investigation on heat and mass transfer a, t micro and nano scales has been a hot research area in recent years. The symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers, en, gineers a, nd p, rac, titioners from different disciplines across the world to exchange novel ideas and new findings on the state-of-the-art achievements and future development in this emerging area. Professor Zuankai Wang from CityU and Changjiang Scholar Yu, rong He from HIT will give keynote speech in the symposium. Profess, or Yu-Bin Chen fro, m NTHU, Zhiguo Qu from XJTU, and Yinshi Li from XJTU will deliver invited talks. The symposium will also include oral presentations and posters from delegates.

Topics

 

Chair/co-chairs:

Prof.Fengchen Li,Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering&Technology, Sun Yat-sen University,China.

Email:lifch6@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Asso Prof.Xinhai Xu,Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen),China.

Email:xuxinhai@hit.edu.cn

Symposium 11 Organ on a chip and drug screening

 The aim of this symposium is to give an overview of the current status of organ-on-a-chip systems and drug screening platforms, with topic areas including but not restricted to: advanced manufacturing techniques for the cell culture microchips containing intricate channel designs, recapitulating physicochemical microenvironments at multi-cellular and tissue levels, real-time imaging and bio(-chemical) analysis, as well as efficacy and toxicity screening for drug discovery.

Topics

3D Cultures and Organoids

Microfluidic Bioreactor Designs

Organ-on-a-Chip Devices

3D-Printing/Bioprinting of Tissue Models

General Biofabrication of Tissue Models

Phenotypic Screening of 3D Tissue Model Systems

Bioanalysis of Tissue Model Behaviors

Chair/co-chairs:

Yuanjin Zhao, Prof., School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, China.

Email:yjzhao@seu.edu.cn

Yu Shrike Zhang, Asso Prof., Division of Engineering in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,USA.

Email:yszhang@mit.edu

Sym12Micro/Nanoengineering and Translational Micro/Nanofluidics

Chair/co-chairs:

Prof. Tingrui Pan,Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, USA.

Email:trpan@ucdavis.edu

Asso Prof. Yan Xu,Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University,Japan.

Email:xu@chemeng.osakafu-u.ac.jp


Scopes:


In this symposium, academic and industrial opinion leaders and rising young scholars in the fields of micro/nanoengineering and translational micro/nanofluidics are welcomed to discuss the state of art and the future trends focusing on the topics include, but not limited to,

?  Micro/Nanoscale Fabrication and Integration

?  Nanofluidics, Nanochannels, Nanopores, Nanotubes

?  Micro/Nanoscale Patterning, Surface Modification, and Interfaces

?  Micro/Nanoscale Sensors, Actuators, and Transducers

?  Point-of-Care Technologies (POCT)

?  Translational Digital Micro/Nanofluidics (Digital PCR, Digital ELISA)

?  Translational Single-Molecular Detection, and Single-Molecular DNA Sequencing

?  Translational Single-Cell Analysis for Precision Medicine

?  Translational Organ-on-Chip for Pharmaceutical Exploration

?  Others


Keynote Speakers

Kun Zhang     UCSD                   Professor and Chair

Peter Wang     UCSD                   Professor

Zongze Gu      Southeast University      Professor and Dean

Xianqiang Mi  SARI@CAS          Professor and Director


Invited Speakers