Symposium Latsis EPFL, Nov. 14-16, 2016

The “Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016” on the topic “Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems” will be held at the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), November 14-16, 2016. Studies of living organisms like nematodes and invertebrate embryos in controlled spatio-temporal chemical environments on microfluidic chips are gaining momentum, as these animals offer genetic amenability, low-cost, and culture conditions that are compatible with large-scale screens, while not raising ethical issues.

The 2.5-day Latsis Symposium wants to bridge the gap between microfluidic systems and biological model organism research, by providing an interdisciplinary forum on the technology and applications of microfluidic systems for studies of multicellular organisms in medicine and biology. Invited and Contributed Presentations cover the topics of microfluidic technologies, organism (neuro-)biology, on-chip manipulation and imaging, development studies, screening, and in vivo diagnostic applications.

Please pay attention to following important deadline for registration:  31 October 2016

Invited Speakers:

Adela Ben-Yakar, University of Texas, Austin, USA

David Biron, Department of Physics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Henrik Bringmann, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Sreekanth Chalasani, Salk Institute, California, USA

Nikos Chronis, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

Matteo Cornaglia, Laboratory of Microsystems, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Andrew deMello, Institute for Chemical & Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry & Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Andrew Dillin, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Christopher Fang-Yen, Dept. of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bhagwati Gupta, Dept. Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Erel Levine, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Shawn Lockery, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, USA

Hang Lu, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia, USA

Coleen T. Murphy, Professor, Lewis-Sigler Institute of Integrative Genomics and Dept. of Molecular Biology & Director, Glenn Center for Quantitative Aging Research at Princeton, NJ, USA

Aravinthan Samuel, Department of Physics & Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Michael Unser, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Biomedical Imaging Group, Switzerland

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