2018 Microfluidics Professional Course in the University of Toronto


Yu-Ting Kao and Yu-Kai Lai, NaMeS PhD students, participated in the Microfluidics Professional Course which took place in a prestigious academic institute, University of Toronto. The lecture modules covered microfluidic technology and its research progress nowadays which is a fresh view for to see how other groups utilize microfluidic and apply on research. Lecturers were mainly from university of Toronto and nearby academic institutes. Their expertise is quite comprehensive and compatible to accomplish a complete research. For example, professor Axel Guenther, an expert in MEMs fabrication, and prof Milica Radisic, whose research scope is  tissue engineering, are able to collaborate for interdisciplinary research such as micro tissue study on fabricated systems. Interdisciplinary research is a mainstream nowadays. The course was more focus on fabrication and microfluidic channel designs which it useful because we should understand the details so that we could communicate with our engineers efficiently. The participants were not only from academics but from industry which provided some opportunities to establish interpersonal bonds and inspire some ideas.


16-18 July, 2018


Toronto, Canada


Yu-Ting Kao,

Yu-Kai Lai

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.