Workshop Program:

Recent Trends in Microrheology and Microfluidics


Day 1: 10th January 2023 (location: OIST Center Building Room C209)


9:00-9:30 Opening remarks by Prof. Amy Q. Shen


Session 1 (chair: Amy Shen, OIST)


9:30-10:20 Frank Scheffold, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Title: “Linear and Non-Linear Microrheology of Soft Particle Suspensions”


10:20-10:40 Coffee break


10:40-11:30 Atsushi Matsumoto, University of Fukui, Japan

Title: Microrheological Analysis on the Entanglement Properties of Polyelectrolyte Semidilute Solutions


11:30-12:20 Erika Eiser, University of Cambridge, UK

Title: Passive Microrheology in DNA-Hydrogels


12:20-14:20 Lunch (closed) and campus tour


Session 2 (chair: Simon Haward, OIST)


14:20-15:10 Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, Hokkaido University, Japan

Title: Construction of Three-Dimensional Structures of Cells using Combinations of Micro/nano Process, Computational Origami and Cell Origami Techniques


15:10-16:00 Mahesh Bandi, OIST

Title: “Masking it all up: Two Soft Matter solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic


16:00-16:30 Break and transfer to OIST Conference Center


16:30-18:00 Poster Session at OIST Conference Center


18:15-20:30 Dinner (closed) at OIST Conference Center



Day 2: 11th January 2023 (location: Seaside House)


Session 1 (chair: Eric Furst)


9:00-9:50 Irmgard Bischofberger, MIT, USA

Title: Instabilities and Flow-Induced Structures in Nematic Liquid Crystals


9:50-10:40 Patrick Spicer, University of New South Wales, Australia

Title: Multiple Length Scale Flow and Mechanics of Complex Bacterial Nanocellulose Structures


10:40-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-11:30 Tatiana Porto dos Santos, OIST, Japan

Title: “Flow and Alignment of Protein Nanofibril Suspensions”


11:30-12:20 Anderson Shum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Droplets and Microfluidics: What’s Next?


12:20-13:30 Lunch (closed)


Session 2 (chair: Irmgard Bischofberger)


13:30-14:20 Katsuhiko Sato, Hokkaido University, Japan

Title: “Cortical Flow Beneath the Plasma Membrane Induces Cluster Cell Migration”


14:20-15:10 Eliot Fried, OIST, Japan

Title: Impact of Peplomer Charge Heterogeneity on the Rotational Diffusivity of a Suspension of Coronavirions


15:10-18:30 Free time/excursion (Okashi Goten Sweet Factory, Busena Marine Park Underwater Observatory, Cape Manzamo).


19:00-21:00 Dinner (closed) at Chura Hall, Seaside House



Day 3: 12th January 2023 (location: Seaside House)


Session 1 (chair : Erika Eiser)


9:10-10:00 Eric Furst, University of Delaware, USA

Title: Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy of Colloidal Dispersions


10:00-10:30 Vincenzo Calabrese, OIST, Japan

Title: A Unified Framework to Describe Shear- and Extension-Induced Alignment of Macromolecules of Various Flexibility


10:30-10:50 Coffee break


10:50-11:40 Jun Dong Park, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea

Title: “Exploring Complex Rheological Behavior of Soft Materials with Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS)”


11:40-12:10 Simon Haward, OIST, Japan

Title: “Optimized Microfluidic Device for Homogeneous Uniaxial and Biaxial Extension of Mobile Fluids”


12:10-13:10 Lunch (closed)


Session 2 (chair: Vincenzo Calabrese)


13:10-14:00 Norbert Willenbacher, KIT, Germany

Title: “Microheterogeneities Everywhere: A Microrheological Approach for Visualization and Characterization”


14:00-14:50 Akihiro Kusumi, OIST, Japan

Title: “Development of the Ultrafast Camera for Single-Molecule Imaging and the Discovery of Metastable Nano-Liquid Signaling Platforms on the Cell Membrane”


14:50-15:10 Coffee break


15:10-16:00 Kenji Urayama, Kyoto University, Japan

Title: Crack Tip Analysis for Fast Moving Crack in Elastomers


16:00-16:50 Jeff Giacomin, Queens University, Canada

Title: “Confinement and Complex Viscosity”


16:50-18:30 Free time, 19:00-21:00 Dinner (closed) at Chura Hall, Seaside House