Conference organizers
Adrian Nightingale
Mechanical Engineering
Southampton University, GB
Darius Rackus
Chemistry and Biology
Ryerson University, CA
Claire Stanley
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London, GB
Conference editor

Katherine Elvira
Department of Chemistry
University of Victoria, CA

Invited Speakers
Robbyn Anand
Iowa State University, US
Yuval Elani
Imperial College London, GB
Fabrice Gielen
University of Exeter, GB
Jacqueline Linnes
Purdue University, US
Ayokunle Olanrewaju
University of Washington, US, US
Tom Robinson
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces - Potsdam, DE



Online Conference

The Online conference on Emerging Investigators in Microfluidics (EIMC) took place from Tuesday 20th to Wednesday 21st of July 2021.

In the last 30 years, the field of microfluidics has transitioned from infancy to an established discipline with diverse applications being explored by an equally diverse community of scientists and engineers. The field has matured to a state where researchers can buy off-the-shelf microfluidic equipment (chips, pumps, flow meters etc.) and microfluidic componentry is standard within numerous different commercialized analytical and diagnostic devices. However, the continued development of the field depends on the supply of fresh innovative ideas and the nurturing of new leaders within the field.

This meeting showcased work from the next generation of microfluidics researchers (specifically academics/researchers in permanent positions of less than ~6 years, and earlier career stages). The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the field and develop future research opportunities as part of an overall aim to nurture and promote the careers of emerging researchers within the international microfluidic community.

During two days we featured sessions focusing on three “hot” areas of microfluidics: synthetic biology (artificial cells, organ on a chip), portable devices (point-of-care diagnostics, in-the-field analysis), and bioanalysis (single cell analysis, nucleic acid analysis). We had Oral sessions presented by invited speakers, and also presentations selected from submission of abstracts. We also had the chance to interact during the ePoster session and the Happy Hour. 

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Other areas of microfluidics
  • Single cell analysis
  • Diagnostics
  • Analytical chemistry/biochemistry
  • Synthetic biology
  • Artificial cells
  • Organs on a chip

🏅 Best ePoster prize supported by RSC that consist of a book voucher to the value of 115€.

🏅 Best ePoster prize supported by RSC that consist of a book voucher to the value of 115€.

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