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Microfluidic Workshop

logo_collageThis workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about patterning structures across different length scales, nm to μm, and become familiar with a number of important application areas such as microfluidics and nanofluidics for biological/biomedical applications.

07/27/16 – 07/29/16
Lectures – 125 Chapman Hall,
Hands-on Laboratory – CHANL, Chapman Hall

There will be lectures covering relevant technological and application areas with on-site visits and demonstrations of relevant equipment. The last day of the workshop will involve a hands-on experience; making a microfluidic device.

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Biosensors and Force Measurements in Living Cells

Theory and use of the application of forces to cells, and the measurement of responses to forces, using fluorescence-based biosensors, a combined Atomic Force Microscopy, AFM, -optical microscope system combined with vertical light sheet, and UNC’s magnetic tweezerssystem.

Tuesday/Wednesday morning lectures: overview of mechanisms of force generation in cells, and analysis of applied forces at the molecular and cellular level; optical microscopy using FRET based biosensors and light activated signaling molecules.

Tues/Wed/Thursday afternoon labs: hands on experiments using AFM, total internal reflection fluorescence, TIRF, microscopy, and magnetic force systems on live biological samples.

Thursday/Friday Morning Lectures: Image Analysis using ImageJ/FIJI for quantifying microscope data, presented by Teng-Leong Chew, HHMI Janelia Research Campus.

08/09/16 – 08/12/16

There will be lectures covering relevant technological and application areas with on-site visits and demonstrations of relevant equipment. The last day of the workshop will involve a hands-on experience; making a microfluidic device.

WHO SHOULD COME: Students, post docs, faculty or industry personnel with some experience with Biology and Microscopy. No force measurement experience required

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About CHANL

The Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) was established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology, but has since moved into the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. CHANL operates as a shared instrumentation laboratory open to UNC researchers from all departments as well as to researchers from other universities, government labs, and industry. User fees are charged for instrumentation usage to recover the cost of materials, supplies, and instrumentation maintenance.

Objectives

  • Provide cost-effective access to analytical and nanofabrication instrumentation that would not otherwise be available in individual research labs.
  • Provide expertise and technical resources, to assist researchers in designing experimental plans, acquiring appropriate data, and interpreting data.
  • Promote education by working closely with students and postdocs to provide instrument training and hands on experience.
  • Foster an environment of collaborative research that extends beyond departmental boundaries.

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