Special Issue "Microfluidics for Cell Biology: From Exosomes to Organisms-on-a-Chip"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Séverine Le Gac
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MESA+ Inst. for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: microfluidics; exosomes; single cell analysis; organ-on-a-chip platforms
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Prof. Andrew J. deMello
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: segmented flows; optical spectroscopies; nanoparticle synthesis; diagnostics, exosomes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The introduction of microfluidics has defined a new era for cellular studies, due to the unprecedented opportunities offered by this technology set. For example, the ability to precisely manipulate, isolate, and process individual cells using microfluidic tools has revolutionized the field of single cell analysis. While this field continues to advance apace, the “cells-on-a-chip” concept has also rapidly diversified in new and exciting directions. Indeed, microfluidic technologies are employed for cellular experimentation at a variety of length scales, e.g., from tens to hundreds of nanometers for exosome analysis up to the cm-scales associated with organ-on-a-chip, human-on-a-chip, or organism-on-a-chip platforms. In parallel, microfluidic capabilities for cellular studies have rapidly evolved from basic trapping operations to the implementation of complex actuation and (molecular) sensing schemes, with the addition of a temporal dimension to allow the continuous monitoring of cellular processes. This Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, as well as review articles, illustrating the capabilities of microfluidic technology for cellular experimentation across such an extended size range, for fundamental biological research and medical applications.

Prof. Séverine Le Gac
Prof. Andrew J. deMello
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • single cell analysis
  • organ-on-a-chip
  • artificial cells
  • organisms-on-a-chip
  • exosomes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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