DPBM-155 Lab-on-a-chip workshop for biomedical applications
Meilahti 2019, dates to be updated soon
Preliminary program: This course will give the students a theoretical background and practical hands-on training and skills to design and fabricate microfluidic chips for biomedical applications (e.g. droplets, mixers, dilution series, reaction chambers, PCR chips, cell separation/culture/migration/screening assays etc). The students will select a chip design of their interest from publications, or introduce their own idea for a chip. After theoretical lectures they will learn how to draw the design with CAD programs and then finalize drawings on their own time. In the wet-lab week they will use soft lithography at the Meilahti core facility to fabricate the master mold, replicate the patterns into silicone chips (PDMS), cut, clean and bond the chips to support slides, make treatments and interphases, and finally test the chip function. They will then test their chips further in their own labs for specific applications, and prepare a demo presentation or record a video, as well as a written report of the work. In the end we have a wrap-up session where all students present their work and chips for others.