We invite you to a Workshop:

Plastic Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications

August 10-12, 2022 in Lawrence, KS

Purpose: This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about patterning structures across different length scales (nm → µm) in plastics and become familiar with a number of important application areas – microfluidics and nanofluidics for biological/biomedical applications using thermoplastic-based devices. In the mornings, there will be lectures covering relevant technological and application areas. In the afternoons, there will be on-site visits, demonstrations of fabrication equipment, and hands-on experiments focused on making a nanofluidic device and using it.

Intended Audience: Researchers who want to learn more about what plastic-based microfluidics can do, how to design devices for different application areas, and how to make micro-/nanofluidic devices using plastics manufacturing.

Venue: Lectures and demonstrations in the KU Nanofabrication Facility (KUNF) will take place in the Gray-Little Building (aka Integrated Science Building) on the KU campus (1567 Irving Hill Rd., Lawrence, KS 66045)
Lectures: Day 1 (August 10th) – Basic principles on how to produce microstructures and nanostructures in a variety of materials, but primarily in plastics using molding. Day 2 (August 11th) – Strategies for designing a device for different application areas. Lectures from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm followed by demonstrations and laboratory work in the afternoons. Day 3 (August 12th) – Laboratory work and discussion of results.

Lecturers: Steven A. Soper and Maggie A. Witek (University of Kansas); Michael Murphy and Sunggook Park (Louisiana State University), Adam Hall (Wake Forest University School of Medicine), and a keynote lecture by Andrew K. Godwin (University of Kansas Medical School).

The workshop includes morning continental breakfast, lectures, lunch, and the hands-on laboratories in the afternoons. There will be a dinner reception on the night of August 11 with a lecture. Participants will also see demonstrations of the fabrication equipment at KU.

Parking: Parking and transit information can be found here: http://www.parking.ku.edu/.
Registration: Please send an email to Ms. Emma Goodrich (emmagoodrich17@ku.edu) (subject line: CBMM Workshop 2022)

Registration Fee: Covered by Sponsors.

Other Contacts: Maggie A. Witek (mwitek@ku.edu) and Steven A. Soper (ssoper@ku.edu)

Sponsors: National Institutes of Health (CBM2 Precision Medicine, NIBIB and KU COBRE CMADP, NIGMS).

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