Sunday Short Courses
Additional fees apply. Visit https://www.slas2020.org/program/short-course-program/ for registration fees.
This course is aimed at researchers interested in learning more about the technology behind lab-on-a-chip systems and its application in the life sciences. It is the intention to make this course a "how-to" primer that could form the basis for the development of prototypes having integrated functions for a variety of purposes.
Who Should Attend
• All those who are interested in getting a better understanding of how miniaturization and microfluidics enable novel applications in a number of fields (analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biomedicine), including scientists, engineers, lab managers and students.
o Lab Managers
• Learn to understand the basic advantages and limitations of miniaturization and microfluidics
• Learn about technologies, materials and fabrication approaches
• Understand the basic design rationales and processes
• Develop an understanding of the added challenges when integrating multiple functions into a single device
• Gain practical pointers on how to design and make (simple) prototypes
• Microfluidic unit operations
• Current and novel materials and fabrication techniques
• How to integrate multiple liquid handling functions into microsystems for (bio)analytical applications
• Miniaturized instrumentation based on microfluidic separation and detection technologies
• Microdroplet versus continuous-flow technologies
• Macro-to-micro interfaces