Microfluidics devices and systems have become essential elements for modern biochemistry, bioanalytics and analytical chemistry. In particular, microfluidics represents the new platform for high-throughput experimentation and analysis. It is considered one of the most promising, but also divers, application areas of MST or MEMS. It is the aim of this course to present the technological state of the art in microfluidics to users from areas such as life sciences, (bio)chemistry, pharmacology and biomedicine on the one hand, and on the other hand to make micromechanics and microfluidics engineers familiar with potential application areas and requirements.
The course addresses engineers and researchers from companies or institutes active in analytical chemistry, manufacturing of analytical and medical instruments, pharmaceutical sector and bio sciences or in the manufacturing processes of micro devices. Biochemists, analytical chemists that want an entry or update in the field of microfluidics.
Aman Russom is Associate Professor at the division of Nanobiotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he leads the Clinical Microfluidics Lab. He received his M. Sc. degree in Chemical Engineer in 2000 and his PhD in 2005 from the Microsystem Technology lab at KTH. He then did his postdoc fellowship at Mehmet Toner’s lab at Harvard Medical School. In 2008 he returned back to KTH, first at the Department of Applied Physics and currently at the division of Nanobiotechnology. His research focuses on microfluidics with emphasis on sample preparation for clinical diagnostics. He is involved with several EU projects and currently coordinating one FP7 project. The clinical microfluidics lab consists currently of 4 PhD students, one postdoc and one senior researcher.
Dr Loes Segerink is Postdoc at the BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip group at the University of Twente, Enschede (NL). The focus of her work is on the development of microfluidic systems for (bio)‐medical applications, such as further development of the fertility chip and participating in the Nanopil project for detection of intestinal cancer. In March 2013 she got her University teaching qualification (UTQ). She is superving several PhD, bachelor and master students.