The conference takes place from Monday morning 9:00 to Wednesday at 13:00

A reception (drinks + pickles) is organized on Sunday evening (18:00 – 20:00) in the lobby of the hôtel. The registration desk is open and posters can be already displayed in the poster area.

During the conference, there are no parallel sessions. The objective is to keep all participants together and allow them sharing their experience. Each oral session starts with an invited or keynote speaker, followed by two or three regular talks of 20 minutes.
There will be four sessions of oral flash presentations of posters (2 min. for each poster).


Conference program  :        Program         Poster program       (will be availalable in mid September)


Invited speakers in 2017    

Shuichi Takayama, University of Michigan, USA  (Keynote) Biomedical Micro- and Nanofluidics
Dermot Diamond, Dublin City University, IRL (Keynote) Creating Biomimetic Microfluidic Functions with Stimuli Responsive Materials
Chaoyong Yang, Xiamen University, China (Keynote) Aptamer Functionalized Microfluidic Device for Synergistic Enrichment of Circulating Tumor Cells
Manuel Thery, CEA- Hopital St-Louis, Paris, FR Microtubule mechanics and dynamics
David Juncker, McGill University, Montreal, CA Microfluidics and nanotechnologies for bioassays and tissue engineering
Kevin Dorfman, University of Minnesota, USA Physics of Genome Mapping in Nanochannels
Robert Holyst, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, PL Motion of macromolecules inside cells
Madhavi Krishnan, University of Zurich, CH Measuring the electrical charge of a macromolecule with sub-elementary charge precision: ‘Single-molecule electrometry’

Special industry session

Luc Bousse, POC Medical Systems, USA Challenges in the Commercialization of Microfluidic Devices
Rena Akahori, Hitachi, Japan Development of Solid-state Nanopore for DNA Sequencer With Active DNA Control Technique
Herman Blok, Micronit, NL
Maximilien Guérin, Fluigent SA, FR
Ali Fallah-Araghi, Novozymes A/S, DK
Markus Poetschke, Roche Diabetes Care GmbH, DE Impressions from product development in the medtech industry

Regular talks:

Kevin Braeckmans, Ghent University, BE Highly controlled delivery of macromolecules and contrast agents in living cells by laser-induced vapour nanobubbles
Mark Friddin, Imperial College London, UK The optical assembly of bilayer networks for bottom-up synthetic biology
Fredrik Westerlund, Chalmers University of Technology, SE Affinity-based optical DNA mapping in nanofluidic channels: From antibiotic resistance plasmids to the human genome
Maria Antfolk, UCLA, University of Copenhagen, Lund University, SE Droplet microfluidic-produced microparticle gel assemblies as porous scaffolds for mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation
Martina Viefhues, Bielefeld University, DE Reaching for high size resolution separation in DNA dielectrophoresis
Roberta Menezes, University Paris Descartes & ESPCI, FR Utilizing a Molecular Program for the Detection of miRNA Cancer Biomarkers
Eunyong Jeon, Seoul National University, KR Development of Electrical Conductivity Measurement Technology for Key Plant Physiological Information Using Microneedle Sensor
Yejin Lee, Seoul National University, KR Microfludics Sliding Asymmetric Bead Aggregation Assay for Immunodetection
Junhong Yan, University of Technology Eindhoven, NL Biomarker Monitoring by Particle Mobility Sensing
Annie Viallat, CNRS, FR Red blood cells dynamics in biomimetic submicron splenic slits
Arya Tavakoli, McGill University, CA 3D-Printed Capillary Circuits to Quantify Antibody Concentration from Human Serum Samples