Welcome to the course Miniaturized analysis systems in biomedical applications or Lab-On-A-Chip in biomedical applications, which will be the name for the course next year.
We start on Monday March 20 at 10.00 in lecture room E:1328 (the seminar room at the dept. of Biomedical Engineering in the E-/D-house).
The course will have a focus on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology in biomedical applications. We will mix lectures on clinical applications and describe state-of-the-art developments in the corresponding microfluidic settings. The lecture series will highlight how microfluidics and bioanalysis can be combined to create completely new opportunities for medical diagnostics and therapy.
Guest lectures from the medical clinic will describe the standard methods for disease biomarker monitoring and outline the currently used miniaturised bioanalytical techniques in the health care system. This is matched with descriptions of fundamental technologies for handling fluids in micro scale and scaling effects as we miniaturized bioanalytical concepts to lab-on-a-chip systems.
Some of the topics in the course are: blood cell analysis, microarray technology, droplet microfluidics, acoustofluidics, point-of-care diagnostics, cell separation, immunoaffinity based analsysis and much more.
The course gives a hands-on experience of some of these techniques in the lab exercises.