REGISTRATION IS OPEN --> Symposium Latsis EPFL 2016 on “Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems”


Event details

Date and time 22.04.2016 06.11.2016  
Place and room
Salle Polyvalente EPFL
Speaker A worldwide range of experts in the domain
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
Category Deadline
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) on the shoreline of the beautiful Lac Léman, Lausanne, Switzerland. (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 dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 August
Registration deadline for presenting authors: 31 August
Lodging at SwissTech Hotel: pre-reserved rooms hold until 2 October
Registration deadline for all:  6 November


Practical information

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  • Registration required


  • Johan Auwerx and Martin Gijs (EPFL)