MicroTAS 2014

PhD students Jennifer Deignan and Wayne Francis, and Dr. Larisa Florea participated in October 2014 to The Eighteenth International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2014) held San Antonio, Texas.

MicroTAS 2014 continues a series of conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, micro-fabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry.

Over 900+ worldwide scientists and professionals engaged in research on and the use of integrated microsystems and nanotechnology for chemistry and life sciences attended MicroTAS 2014.

The NCSR/Insight representatives had several poster contributions, as follows:

1. Biocompatible, reversible photo-actuated hydrogels, operative in neutral environments, for micro-valve applications in microfluidic devices – Aishling Dunne, Wayne Francis, Larisa Florea, Fernando Benito-Lopez and Dermot Diamond.

2. Wearable chemical sensing – optimizing platforms and sensitivity for real-time sweat analysis – Jennifer Deignan, Larisa Florea, Shirley Coyle and Dermot Diamond.

3. Self-propelled chemotactic droplets – Wayne Francis, Larisa Florea and Dermot Diamond.

4. Quantitative photo-binding and sensing of divalent metal ions using photo- responsive polymeric brushes in micro-capillaries – Larisa Florea, Grainne Mc Guirk, Fernando Benito-Lopez and Dermot Diamond.