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Microdroplets as an emerging analytical tool to study nanoliter or smaller biological samples Event

4 July 2013
IDS Lecture Theatre - Level A Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please telephone 023 8079 8664 .

Event details

Dr Xize Niu, University of Southampton Engineering and the Environment dept.

A free LUNCH is available from 12.30 in the seminar room opposite


We human being has been interested in droplets with a long history, from a water droplet rolling on a lotus leaf, to the first peeking into the micro world in a droplet of pond water under a microscope. However, with the development of microfluidic technologies, droplets have become a new paradigm of engineering tools for performing bio and chemical reactions and analysis. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction of droplet microfluidics, its unique advantages for diagnostic sampling and analysis of biomolecules and single cells. I will also introduce some of new tools recently developed in my lab for high throughput analysis of nanolitre to picolitre samples.

Dr. Xize Niu is a lecturer in Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton. His research interests include microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip and their applications on molecular separation and identification, drug screening and diagnostics. He has published more than 40 papers in this area, applied 5 patents and set up one spin-out company.  


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