Special Issue "Microbial Cultivation and Analysis in Microsystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer
Cultivating microorganisms to produce renewable and high-value products, both at a laboratory scale and a production scale, requires a large amount of testing and analysis to be conducted. Microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip systems that can cultivate and analyze microorganisms in small nano- to pico-liter scale bioreactors have been developed extensively in the past decade, enabling microbial analysis down to single-cell resolution. In addition, micro-scale sensors that can be easily integrated into bioreactors, or made portable for sensing and analysis in the field, have been also developed. However, the true potential of such microdevices for microbial cultivation and analysis are only now being uncovered. It is expected that these sets of new technologies and devices will drive the field of microbial biotechnology in the decades to come. We are seeking excellent and innovative papers in the field of microdevices that will push the limit of current technologies to the next level, which can be broadly utilized in a range of microbial cultivation and analysis applications.
Possible example topics of interest for this Special Issue includes but is not limited to the following:
- Micro-scale microfluidic bioreactors and bioreactor arrays;
- Microfluidic systems for single cell analysis;
- Microfluidic systems for high-throughput cultivation of microorganisms;
- Microfluidic systems of high-throughput microorganism analysis;
- Microfluidic systems for microorganism separation based on their properties;
- Microfabricated sensors for portable microbial applications;
- Microfabricated sensors that can be integrated into bioreactors of any sizes;
- Integrated lab-on-a-chip systems that can conduct multiple microorganism handlings and analysis steps on a single chip.
Prof. Dr. Arum Han
Prof. Dr. Peter Neubauer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioprocess development
- Microbial bioproduction
- Microbial analysis
- Single cell analysis