HKU Mechanical Engineering x HKSTP Distinguished Speaker Series
Prof. David Weitz
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics, Harvard University
Date & Time
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Droplet microfluidics for ultra-high throughput screening and super-sensitive detection
This talk will describe the use of drop-based microfluidics for very sensitive detection of biomarkers or cells for diagnostics and pathogen detection. The use of large numbers of small drops improves sensitivity and specificity of the detection. This technology is of particular use in these times of the pandemic. In addition, this talk will show how the small drops can be used for very high throughput screening applications, which is also of great value in detecting cell variability, both for oncology applications and for studies of pathogens.