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Course Title: Lab-on-a-Chip Devices I
Categories: 1 - Biomedical Engineering
2 - Clinical Analysis
3 - Electrochemistry
4 - Environmental Analysis
5 - Sensors
6 - Laboratory-on-a-chip/Microfluidics
Instructor(s): Jaime Castillo-León Course Number: 126
Affiliation: DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark
Course Date: 03/18/2013 - Monday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $260 ($360 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee: $135 (Same text for Course #127)

Course Description
Micro- and nanotechnology enables the fabrication of miniature components that plays an important role in the development of micro total analysis systems (µTAS) or laboratories-on-a-chip that integrates all stages of chemicals analysis in a single microdevice. The scope of this course is to give a common understanding into this interdisciplinary field. You will be introduced to the basic theory of microfluidics, simulation and design of microfluidic devices, microfabrication methods (silicon, glass, and polymer), microliquid handling components, functional integration and applications in chemistry and life sciences. These subjects will be illustrated with examples from research projects at the Dept. of Micro and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. Additionally you will get an overview of the state of the art of lab on a chip devices.

Target Audience
Anybody curious about lab-on-a-chip devices. After following the courses “Lab-on-a-chip devices I and II”, the student will be able to design processes to fabricate simple lab-on-a-chip devices. The course participants will finally be able to discuss their individual Lab-on-a-chip challenges and identify the best solution.

Course Outline
o General introduction to microfluidics
o Microfluidic theory
o Simulation and design of Lab on a Chip devices
o Micro fabrication techniques
o Application

Course Instructor's Biography
Jaime Castillo graduated in Chemistry in 2000 at the Industrial University of Santander (Colombia). He joined the biosensor research group at the Biotechnology Department at Lund University (Sweden) in 2001 where he carried out his PhD research entitled “Amperometric biosensors for detection of analytes in cellular models”. In 2006 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Elektroanalytik & Sensorik group at the Analytical Chemistry Department at Bochum University (Germany), where he was working in the fabrication and development of biosensors for the detection of compounds of biomedical relevance in cells using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM). In 2007 he joined the Micro and Nanotechnology Department, DTU Nanotech, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2009 he was appointed as assistant professor at the same department. At DTU Nanotech he is a member of the Nano Bio Integrated Systems group (NaBIS). Jaime has been supervising a number of master and PhD students. He has been involved in several European research projects, published several articles in various journals and international conference proceedings and contributed to one textbook. His research focuses in the manipulation and integration of biological nano structures into new innovative ways of designing and assembling man-made devices such as nanosensors or drug delivery systems. Winnie Svendsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1966. She received her B.Sc degree in 1992 and M.Sc. degree in physics in 1993 from the University College Dublin, Ireland; here she received the EOLAS applied research award for excellent research. Her Ph.D. was from Copenhagen University and RISŘ and was finalized in 1996. In 1996 she accepted a post. doc position at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma physics. In 1998 Winnie received a talent stipend form SNF (now FNU) and the prestigious Curie stipend from Copenhagen University to establish a research group to design a hyperpolarized gas set-up for use in medical lung diagnostic. In 1999 she was appointed associate professor at Copenhagen University. She was the co-founder of a company XeHe Hypol (APS). Since 2000 Winnie has been employed as associated professor at DTU. In 2006 she established her own research group Nano Bio Integrated Systems (NaBIS). Winnie has a thorough knowledge on biosensing using nanotechnology and fabrication.