Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)
Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit was established in July 2014 when Amy Shen moved from University of Washington, USA. While continuing existing research activities in Microfluidics and Rheology, several new interdisciplinary research projects have been initiated, in collaboration with other research units at OIST and outside OIST. Currently we have two core areas in the unit: one focuses on the fundamental aspects of micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., fluid mechancis, soft matter physics, rheology); another focuses on biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare applications related to micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., bioassays, biosensing, bio and nanomaterials synthesis).
Our unit members have unique and complementary expertise in fluid mechanics, soft matter physics, biomedical and chemical engineering, materials science, polymer/physical chemistry. Our group is truly international and diverse, as we come from Japan, USA, UK, Italy, France, India, Israel, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia.
Congratulations to Paul's new publication: Hybrid microfluidics platform for studying electrotaxis of glioblastoma
Paul's work published in APL Bioengineering has been featured on AIP Scilight, see link here!
"Tsai et al demonstrated a hybrid microfluidic platform for studying glioblastoma electrotaxis. By combining the microfluidic system with a high-throughput machine learning approach for single cell tracking, the group observed how voltage-gated ion channels influence cell movements in two different models of glioblastoma, and charted the effects of the ion channels on cancer cell migration."
Congratulation to Riccardo for being awarded 2020 Kakenhi (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists) on his project titled "Development of a dual-mode optical/microgravimetric biosensor for the detection of three prostate cancer biomarkers"!
Congratulations to Cameron and Simon on the back cover image in Small, with special thanks to Kazumi for the image design!