The meeting will begin at 11:00 on June 1st and end by 15:00 on June 2nd. There will be a conference dinner on the evening of June 1st at Villa Anna.
The full programme can be downloaded here.
You can find the e-abstact book here.
Petra is a Professor of bioanalytics in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETHZ, Switzerland. Her research group develops miniaturized devices (so-called lab-on-chip technology or microfluidics) for applications in the life sciences using an interdisciplinary approach combining chemical, physical, biological and engineering aspects of microfluidics-based technology.
Learn more about Prof. Dittrich and the Bioanalytics Group on their homepage here.
Fredrik is a Professor of Nano and Biophysics at Chalmers and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of cell-membrane mimics but also for use in diagnostic and drug-screening applications. Efforts are presently focused on (i) new methods with single molecule sensitivity for studies of membrane proteins and virus infection, (ii) microfluidic platforms for cell-membrane chromatography and (iii) sophisticated surface modifications and nanofabrication schemes to facilitate improved analysis of supported cell-membrane mimics, membrane proteins and virus binding and infection. He is also co-founder of Q-Sense, a lead developer of QCM-D instruments.
Learn more about Prof. Höök on his Chalmers University of Technology profile page here.
Kerstin is a Professor of experimental mechanics at Luleå Technical University. Her research involves the development of new optical tools to study biological cells or tissue under hypoxic conditions and the development of a optical sensors for cancer detection. Her special interest lies in optical spectroscopy, optical manipulation and microfluidics.
Learn more about Prof. Ramser on her Luleå University of Technology profile page here.
Assistant Professor Lars Behrendt at Uppsala University explores the structure, function and assembly of microbial communities in relationship to microenvironmental landscapes. He is interested in a diverse array of organisms with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems and has a research approach that is highly interdisciplinary and integrative, bridging discrete research fields in order to elucidate problems from neglected perspectives. Within the rigorous application of the scientific method, he employs unconventional problem-solving strategies with the aim of answering questions central to microbiology.
Learn more about Prof. Behrendt and the Behrendt Lab on their homepage here.
Meeting Chair: Maria Tenje
Professor Maria Tenje (Uppsala Univesity) leads the research group EMBLA - Enabling Microtechnologies for Biomedical and Life science Applications. The main goal of the lab is to develop microsystems for applications within the life sciences with a special interest on research related to micro/nano fabrication and processing of new materials.
Learn more about Prof Tenje and the EMBLA group on their webpage here.
Professor Fredrik Westerlund (Chalmers) is devoted to studying single DNA molecules in nanofluidic channels using fluorescence microscopy. Focus is directed both towards developing new techniques to map DNA sequences as well as for studying DNA-protein interactions.
Learn more about Prof. Westerlund and the Westerlund's BioNanoFluidics Lab on their homepage here.
Dr Per Augustsson (Lund University) studies fields and flows at the microscale with primary focus on sound that interacts with liquids and suspended objects. By combining acoustic fields and liquid flows in a microchannel he develops new tools to analyze the bio-mechanical properties of individual cells. Based on this he builds and explores new methods to isolate sub-groups of cells from mixed populations such as blood.
Learn more about Dr Augustsson on his Lund University profile page here.
Associate Professor Håkan Jönsson (KTH) is focused on combining high throughput droplet microfluidics with automation for applications in pharmaceuticals development, tissue engineering and high thoughput cell factory screening. He holds a PhD in Biotechnology from KTH and an MSc in Engineering Physics from Lund University.
Learn more about Assoc. Prof. Jönsson on his KTH profile page here.