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Course Title: Lab-on-a-Chip Devices II
Categories: 1 - Life Sciences
2 - Biomedical Engineering
3 - Clinical Analysis
4 - Environmental Analysis
5 - Sensors
6 - Laboratory-on-a-chip/Microfluidics
Instructor(s): Winnie E. Svendsen Course Number: 102
Affiliation: DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee: $135

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 into the functional integration and applications in chemistry and life sciences. Several examples of how lab-on-a-chip and microfluidics can be applied in different fields such as biomedicine, analytical chemistry, forensics, homeland defence, etc. will be given. Additionally students will have the opportunity to present their own case and try to identify a suitable solution.

Target Audience
Anybody curious about lab-on-a-chip devices with a basic background on microfluidics. 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 challenges and identify the best solution.

Course Outline
Microfabrication techniques (Polymer)
Microliquid handling components
Functional integration of lab-on-a-chip devices
Applications in Chemistry and the Life sciences

Course Instructor's Biography
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. Jaime Castillo-León (1973) was born in Bucaramanga (Colombia). He is a chemist from the Industrial University of Santander. In 2005 he got his PhD from Lund University (Sweden). After this he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Analytical Chemistry Department at Bochum University (Germany). In 2007 he joined the Micro and Nanotechnology Department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He has been involved in several European research projects, published several articles in various journals and international conference proceedings and contributed to seven textbooks. 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 miniaturized biosensing platforms or drug delivery systems. In 2013 Jaime joined Sol Voltaics AB(Sweden) where he works as senior researcher.