This half course, 6 weeks 2 classes per week, will cover microfluidics with a focus on biological applications and practical aspects of microfluidics. By the end of the course, students should be able to design their own microfluidics project proposal that they will present. It should be possible to go on to work with professors and me on your microfluidics projects if desired.

Class 1 - Fluid mechanics and consequences of life at low Reynolds number
Class 2 – Micro-fabrication of microfluidics devices, microfluidic valves
Class 3 – Microfluidics with bacteria
Class 4 – Plant microfluidics
Class 5 – Biochemical assays with microfluidics
Class 6 – Biotic games
Class 7 – Inkjet
Class 8 – Worms and flies
Class 9 – Bacteria microfluidics part 2j
Class 10 - Droplet microfluidics
Class 11 – Immunology microfluidics
Class 12 - Final presentations

Target group: We will consider primarily biological applications, but the course should be of interest to anyone who is curious about microfluidics.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of calculus is useful but not required to succeed in this class.

Evaluation: 50% of grade is attendance (12 classes), 25% is presenting papers and class discussions, and 25% is a 15-minute final project proposal presentation.

Teaching format: Lectures and daily class discussions.

ECTS: 3 Year: 2019

Track segment(s):
BIO-SYS Biology - Systems Biology

Jack Merrin

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