Hands-on workshop in 3D-printing & microfluidics for bioengineering
The 12th annual Hand’s on Workshop in Micro and Nano Bioengineering will be held from Tuesday, May 3rd to Friday, May 6th at McGill University in Montréal, Québec.
The workshop aims to help bridging the gap between engineering and biomedicine by introducing participants to techniques in micro & nano-biotechnology. During the first portion of the workshop, participants will get familiarized with the fundamentals of microfluidics and 3D printing for biomedical applications through a series of lectures and laboratory modules that incorporate hands-on high-resolution 3D printing, rapid prototyping, microfluidic detection assays and AutoCAD tutorials. They will then apply their newly gained knowledge by completing a design challenge, where participants compete in teams to solving a real-world biomedical problem using 3D printing and microfluidics. In previous years, participants presented innovative solutions to problems such as point of care diagnostics for sepsis, and microfluidic platforms for multi-organoid vascularization.
This year, Prof. Shrike Zhang of Harvard University is the keynote speaker. As a new addition to the workshop schedule, the workshop will also include a guest lecture series featuring local professors to showcase the tissue engineering research done in Montreal. Confirmed guest lecturers include Prof. Chris Moraes (McGill), Prof. Corinne Hoesli (McGill), Prof. Thomas Gervais (UdeM), and Prof. Jianyu Li (McGill). The workshop is organized entirely by the graduate students at the Juncker lab, and it is fun, challenging and very engaging! For more information regarding the event, please visit the workshop website.
The course is open to students, scientists, engineers, and industry professionals in any area of research who would like to learn more about micro and nanoscience technology in general. The course is of particular interest to biomedical researchers, chemists, physicists, as well as biomedical, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers.
The MRM Network is proud to sponsor this workshop and will award scholarships to MRM Trainees that would like to attend the event. If you are interested, please fill out this short form by Monday, March 28, 2022.