Schedule at a Glance

12:00 – 12:55 pm: Registration

12:55 – 1:10 pm: Welcome by chairs

1:10 – 2:50 pm: Tissue/cell processing and profiling I (Chair: Sindy Tang)

  • Aaron Streets: Microfluidics for multimodal precision measurement of single cells
  • Angela Wu: Multi-step single-cell multi-omics for simultaneous dissection of phenotype and genotype heterogeneity
  • Polly Fordyce: Microfluidics for high-throughput biophysics, biochemistry, and single-cell biology
  • Jia Liu: Charting cell electrophysiological and molecular phenotypes across time and space by multimodal nanoelectronics

2:50 –  3:20 pm: Coffee break

3:20 – 4:10 pm: Tissue/cell processing and profiling II (Chair: Angela Wu)

  • Marzieh Aliaghaei: Microfluidic tissue processing for cellular diagnostics and biotechnology
  • Hee-Sun Han: Microfluidics platform for multi-step high resolution assays

4:10 – 6:00 pm: Nanophotonics/imaging (Chair: Hyungsoon Im) 

  • YongKeun Park: Holotomography and Artificial intelligence: label-free imaging and analysis of extra vesicle, cells, organoids, and tissues
  • Hyungsoon Im: Nanoplasmonic extracellular vesicle analysis
  • Keisuke Goda: Resurrection of SERS
  • Short talk from submitted abstracts (10 min): Caesar Castro: Democratizing Novel Sensors for Integrated Cancer Screening
  • Junsuk Rho: Metasurfaces and metalenses for miniaturization of optical devices

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Plenary: John Rogers: Soft Microfluidic Analysis Systems for the Skin

7:00 – 9:00 pm: Welcome reception

9:00 – 10:00 pm: Poster session

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 10:10 am: Disease-on-a-chip (Chair: Steven George)

  • Dave Wood: Microfluidic tools to assess therapies for sickle cell disease
  • Megan McCain: Engineering a myocardial infarct border zone on a chip
  • Hong Nam Kim: Brain-on-a-chip technology for recapitulating neuropathologies in vitro
  • Noo Li Jeon: High-Throughput Personalized Cancer on a Chip Platform
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Chris Hughes: A Vascularized Micro-Tumor Model of Human Colorectal Cancer
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Erkin Seker: An Organ on a Chip Model with Electrophysiological Read Out to Study Neuroinflammatory and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Sunghee (Estelle) Park: Geometric Engineering of Organoid Culture for Enhanced Organogenesis in a Dish

10:10 – 10:40 am: Coffee Break

10:40 am – 12:30 pm: Bench-to-bedside translation I (Chair: Sunghoon Kwon)

  • Wilbur Lam: Testing the Tests: COVID-19 Diagnostic Assessment for NIH’s RADx Initiative and Lessons Learned for the Microtechnologist
  • Umut Gurkan: Equitable translation of point-of-care diagnostics and microfluidic technologies for underserved populations
  • Joe Sarkis: A dynamic Liver multi-culture as a translational high-throughput model supporting the development of mRNA medicine.
  • Jacqueline Linnes: Scalability and clinical utility in paper-based nucleic acid tests
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Ann-Kathrin Klein: NTR functionalized titanium diaphragms for long-term hemodynamic monitoring in chronic heart failure

12:30 – 7:00 pm: Break

7:00 – 8:15 pm: Cell therapy/delivery platforms (Chair: Megan McCain)

  • Abe Lee: Microfluidic pathways to cellular immunotherapy
  • Aram Chung: Microfluidic platforms for cellular engineering and genome editing
  • Tae-Eun Park – Development of tissue-targeted drug delivery technology using a microphysiological system

8:15 – 9:15 pm: Plenary: Nancy Allbritton: Designing Simple Yet Elegant Microdevices for Biomedicine

9:15 – 10:15 pm: Poster session

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 am: Molecular diagnostics platforms (Chair: Polly Fordyce)

  • Yong Zeng: Biomolecular and Nanomaterial Engineering to Advance Extracellular Vesicle Diagnostics
  • Hyo-II Jung : Microfluidic strategy for circulating biomarkers
  • Jina Ko: Single Cell and Extracellular Vesicle Profiling for Molecular Diagnostics

9:15 – 10:05 am: Nanomaterials for therapy I (Chair: Ester Kwon)

  • Mike Mitchell: Lipid nanoparticles for overcoming biological barriers to mRNA delivery
  • Simone Schuerle: Engineering and controlling microrobots for nanodrug delivery 

10:05 am – 10:30 am: Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:10 pm: Bench-to-bedside translation II (Chair: CT Lim)

  • Dave Issadore: Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip: Finding Nanoscale Needles in a Nanoscale Haystack
  • Joo Hun Kang: Multifunctional magnetic nanovesicles for treating severe bacteremia
  • Ashleigh Theberge: homeRNA: Bringing flexibility to transcriptomics and immunology
  • Sunghoon Kwon: AI guided spatial omics leads to next generation pathology

12:10 – 12:30 pm: Drug screening platforms (Chair: Dave Wood)

  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Andrew Sum: Assembly of Custom DNA Barcodes in Droplet Microfluidics
  • Short talk (10 min) – Salman Khetani: Microscale Atrial Cardiac Platform for Drug Development  

12:30 – 7:00 pm: Break

7:00 – 8:15 pm: Diagnostic/biosensor platforms (Chair: Tom Soh)

  • Sindy Tang: Probing basophil function in microfluidic systems for food allergy diagnosis
  • H. Tom Soh: Real-Time Biosensors
  • Charles Henry: Capillary-Flow Microfluidics for Sensitive Diagnostics

8:15 – 9:15 pm: Plenary: Shana Kelley: Rare cell profiling for therapeutic discovery and development.

9:15 – 10:15 pm: Poster session

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 10:15 am: Mechanobiology in/via microfluidics (Chair: Lydia Sohn)

  • Ian Wong: Mechanobiology and Topology of 3D Engineered Tissues
  • Severine Le Gac: Introducing biomechanics in Organ-on-a-chip models
  • Jae-Won Shin: Engineering single cell niches for mechanobiology and therapeutics
  • Chwee Teck (C.T.) Lim: Collective Cell Migration on Confined and Curved Microtopography
  • Steven George: Microfluidic Models of Leukocyte Trafficking and Immunosuppression
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Luyao Shen: DNA based shear stress nanoreporters

10:15 am – 10:40 am: Coffee Break

10:40 am – 12:30 pm: Diagnostics and precision medicine (Chair: Abe Lee)

  • Yoon-Kyoung Cho: Lab-on-a-disc for precision medicine
  • Lydia Sohn: Using Microfluidics and Mechanophenotyping to Assess Breast Cancer Susceptibility
  • Kiana Aran: Bio-integrated electronics: The digital path towards precision medicine in aging, cancer and pandemics
  • Petra Dittrich: Thermoplastic devices for diagnostic applications
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min): Umer Hassan – A Microfluidic Biosensor to Monitor Phagocytosis for Sepsis Stratification at Point-of-Care

12:30 – 7:00 pm: Break

7:00 – 7:40 pm: Implantable devices (Chair: Kiana Aran)

  • Ellis Meng: Polymer implantable electrode foundry for neural interfaces
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Oliver Jonas: Clinical implementation of implantable microdevices to measure multiple microdose drug responses in cancer patients

7:40 – 8:15 pm: Nanomaterials for therapy II (Chair: Simone Schuerle)

  • Ester Kwon: Engineered nanomaterials as medicines for traumatic brain injuries
  • Short talk from abstract (10 min) – Chi-Pin James Wang: DNase 1 coated Polymeric Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

8:15 – 9:15 pm: Plenary: Amy Herr: Charting the ‘proteoform universe’ with single-cell tools

9:15 – 10:15 pm: Poster session

7:00 – 8:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am: Plenary: Dino Di Carlo: Scaling Biological Research 1000-fold with Lab on a Particle Technology

9:00 am – 11:10 am: Wearable devices (Chair: Michelle Khine)

  • Peter Tseng: On-demand Radio-Frequency sensors, networks, and systems for precision health.
  • Sam Emaminejad: Autonomous bioelectronics for point-of-person diagnostics
  • Michelle Khine: Shrinky-Dink Sensors for Continuous Physiological Monitoring
  • Deji Akinwande: Clinically Accurate Wearable Blood Pressure Monitoring based on Graphene Bioimpedance Tattoos 
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Tyler Ray: Epidermal Microfluidic Systems for Accurate Colorimetric Analysis of Sweat Chloride
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Trifanny Yeo: Wound monitoring using a point-of-care wearable multiplexed electrochemical immunosensor
  • Short talk from abstracts (10 min) – Li-Jing (Larry) Cheng: Selective Steroid Hormone Detection Using Electrocatalytic Polymer-Based Wearable Patch

11:10 – 11:40 am: Award ceremony and closing remarks (Conference Co-chairs)



Poster session (Ka’ala II-IV)
Podium presentation session (Kaiona Ballroom).
Plenary presentation (Kaiona Ballroom)
Coffee Breaks & Continental Breakfast: Kipuka Lawn
Registration: Kipuka Courtyard