I had a great time presenting our work on microfluidics for bioprocessing at the Laboratory of Biological Systems and Chemical Engineering (LISBP) in Toulouse (France).
Ewa presented our research on deformability induced lift force for purifying stem cell derived products using microfluidics at the microTAS conference in Taiwan... with a little bit of sightseeing too :-) More about her project here.
Honoured to have been invited by the Royal Academy of Engineering for the 6th Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium. I spent a couple of days in Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam - discussing the place of engineering in healthcare. Lots of exciting discussions around medical diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance.
I was invited by Prof. Lucy Robertson from the veterinary faculty of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo to evaluate the PhD thesis of her student, Birgitte Honsvall.
The work of Birgitte was dedicated to on-site analysis of microorganisms; using microfluidics and total analysis systems to separate and detect pathogens/algae. More about her work in the following publications:
Room packed with students during the first outreach event at the world-leading conference microTAS in Dublin. I presented to delegates our work on blood clotting using surface acoustic waves and to students how sound can be used to detect malaria. Our Lego DLD for particle separation was also here presented by Timm Krueger and Ewa Guzniczak (cf. outreach for further details).
Really interesting talks and posters about microfluidics from laboratory tools to process development at IFPEN