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Special Issue "Droplet Microfluidics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: single-cell analysis; single-cell genomics; droplet microfluidics; array of microwells
Assistant Guest Editor
Interests: single-cell DNA sequencing; single-cell RNA sequencing; cancer genomics; bioinformatics
Droplet microfluidics has dramatically developed in the past decade, and has been established as one of the microfluidic technologies that can translate into commercial products. Its rapid development and adoption have relied not only on an efficient stabilizing system (oil and surfactant), but also on a library of modules that are able to manipulate droplets at a high-throughput. Droplet microfluidics is a vibrant field that keeps evolving, with advances that span technology development and applications. Recent examples include innovative methods to generate droplets, to perform single-cell encapsulation, magnetic extraction, or sorting at an even higher throughput. The trend consists of improving parameters such as robustness, throughput, or ease of use. Remarkably, these developments rely on a firm understanding of the physics and chemistry involved in capillary systems at a small scale. Finally, droplet microfluidics has played a pivotal role in biological applications, such as single-cell genomics or high-throughput microbial screening, and chemical applications.
This Special Issue seeks to showcase all of the aspects of the exciting field of droplet microfluidics, including, but not limited to, technology development, applications, and open-source systems.
Dr. Eric Brouzes
Dr. Siran Li
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- droplet microfluidics
- droplet manipulation
- droplet-based applications
- chemistry of microfluidic droplets
- physics of microfluidic droplets
- open-source equipment for droplet microfluidics
- droplet-based high-throughput screening
- single-cell manipulation or analysis with droplet microfluidics