Programme SAFE 2018

TENTATIVE Programme SAFE 2018 (details follow later)

An electronic version of the programme can be downloaded here

Thursday 7 June 2018

10.30 - 11.30  Registration & Coffee at building Ravelijn

11.30 - 11.45  Official opening

11.45 - 12.30  Keynote presentation by David Fernandez Rivas (UT)

Bubbles aka Cavitation, and some of its applications
For many scientists ‘bubble means trouble’; for example, in a clogged microfluidic channel, or covering the electrodes’ surface in solar-to-fuel devices. I will share several cases in which different types of bubbles were tamed and yielded beneficial results.
The bubbles I work with are created either with ultrasound, laser or electrochemically. Particularly, those made with ultrasound are an important ingredient of a spin-off company I co-founded: BuBclean. Also, it seems that by using lasers to create thermocavitation, we will soon spin-out a new company based on a novel needle-free injection technology.
If I manage to answer your questions, I hope to convince you that ‘a bubble is not always trouble’.

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch break & Poster Session in Drienerburght

13.45 - 14.45  Oral presentations

14.45 - 15.45  Flash presentations

15.45 - 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30  Poster Session & drinks in Drienerburght

17.30 - 18.30  Something fun!

18.30 - 21.00  Barbecue & drinks

Friday 8 June 2018

09.00 - 09.15  Welcome & Coffee

09.15 - 10.00  Invited lecture by Dr. Regina Luttge (TU/e)

Brain-on-Chip: An emerging microphysiological systems technology
Brain diseases are a major burden on society. Particularly, mechanisms of cellular and molecular communication causing brain disorders are poorly understood limiting the suc- cess of therapies. I address this need by means of a nano- and microfabrication methods yielding miniaturized microphysiological systems to study brain activity in vitro. Building forth on my ERC starting grant project MESOTAS, I will present suggestions for wiring the neuronal network properties preserved in the DNA of neuronal stem cells with artificial in- telligence via integrated structural features such as electrodes and nanogrooves. Often we follow a modular approach allowing to combine different materials with designed surfaces topographies in a rapid prototyping fashion in conjunction with more costly approaches of micro- and nanoscale silicon integration for the sensors and actuators. This presentation highlights on our advances for BoC technology and reflect on the needs to take human organ and disease models on chip to the next level of their utility.

10.00 - 11.00  Oral presentations

11.00 - 11.15  Poster & Flash Awards

11.15 - 11.30  Coffee Break

12.30 - 12.30  Posters

12.30 - 13.30  Lunch in Drienerburght