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A Two-Day Short Course On

Microfluidics and Microrheology

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bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Date and Location
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Instructors
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Who Should Attend
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Course Description
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Registration Information
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Registration Form and Lodging Accommodations

Date and Location

Saturday and Sunday
October 12 and 13, 2002

The course will begin Saturday, October 12, 2002.

Radisson Metrodome Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This short course is held in conjunction with the
74th Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology
October 13-17, 2002

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Dr. Andrea W. Chow
Caliper Technologies Corp.
605 Fairchild Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 623-0740
Fax: (650)623-0500
E-mail: andrea.chow@calipertech.com
Professor Steve Granick
Department of Materials Science and Eng.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 333-1441
Fax: (217) 244-2278
E-mail: sgranick@uiuc.edu

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Who Should Attend

Persons from both academic and applied/industrial institutions. This course will be relevant to physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, from both academic and applied/industrial institutions, particularly working in or with a view towards entering research in microfluidics, polymer dynamics at interfaces, microrheology, and developing lab-on-a-chip applications.

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Course Description

The development of microfluidics technology has mainly been driven by the need to miniaturize, integrate, and automate biochemical analyses to increase speed and reduce costs. Interesting applications include analytical instrumentation, high throughput screening of pharmaceutical targets, genomics analysis, and clinical diagnostics. This course will provide an overview of some of the current development of microfluidics, the science of interfacial rheology, microrheological methods, and examples of lab-on-a-chip applications. A laboratory demonstration of macromolecular sizing on-chip will also be performed.


bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Fluid control in microchannels
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Transport phenomena in microchips
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Dynamics of polymers and particulates in confined geometries
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Separation techniques in microchannels
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Microfabrication technologies
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Polymer-surface dynamics and interfacial rheology
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Instrumental methods for the study of polymer interfaces
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Microviscometers and microrheometers
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Lab-on-a-chip applications in life sciences

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Registration Information

The registration fee for the two-day course is $450 for members who registered not later than September 20, 2002. For members registering after September 20, the fee will be $550. Student-member rates are $250 by September 20 and $325 after September 20. Registration fees for non-members are listed on the short course registration form.

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Registration Form and Lodging Accommodations

Please make your hotel reservation early. Minnesota has a homecoming game with Northwestern on Sunday, October 12. The hotels in the area will almost certainly be full both Friday and Saturday.

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