15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Tracking the growth of cells using microfluidic sensors

18 Jun 2014, 13:45
A-226 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Medical and Biological Physics / Physique médicale et biologique (DMBP-DPMB) (W2-4) Biophysics/Soft Condensed Matter IV: Microfluidics & Driven Motion - DCMMP-DMBP / Biophysique et matière condensée molle 4: microfluidique et mouvement mené- DPMCM-DPMnB


Michel Godin


Monitoring the growth of cells is of fundamental interest in biology and biomedicine. Over the decades, various approaches have been developed to infer growth patterns, but different studies often reach irreconcilable conclusions due to a lack of resolution or to population averaging. In recent years, the integration of biosensors within microfluidic environments has yielded improved sensitivity and access to single cell growth kinetics. In monitoring cellular growth, it is important to track volume, mass and mass density, as these three quantities can change at different rates during the growth cycle. In this presentation, the design of a mass sensor and of a volume sensor, both integrated within a microfluidic architecture, will be discussed in the context of tracking cellular growth.

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