μTAS 2006

μTAS 200610th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chairs

Takehiko Kitamor

Hiroyuki Fujita

Chair's Memories

Favorite memories: The conference had a very urban feel being held in the central ‘Tokyo International Forum’. It was the first μTAS which exceeded 1,000 participants and the first conference under the CBMS system. The conference helped in the understanding of lab-on-a-chip by industry in Japan. Challenging aspects included the 10th Anniversary Conference Exhibition, gathering industrial support and waiving the registration fees for all of the student presenters.

Program & Attendees

There were 7 plenary speakers and 66 contributed oral presentations which were given in dual track sessions as well as 473 posters. The conference had 1014 attendees from 25 countries.

Trends (mentioned in proceedings’ preface): Areas that are more mature include ‘microfluidics and devices’ and ‘genomic and proteomic applications’. Cell handling and analysis are now a large focus. Nanofluidics and on-chip detection techniques are also developing.

Awards

history-exhibition-poster-2008mhistory-exhibition-poster-2006First Pioneers in Miniaturization Prize

Given for young-to-midcareer scientists, the prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and development of miniaturized systems.

Pioneers in Miniaturization

David BEEBE
Univ. of Wisconsin (USA)

Proceedings

history-exhibition-poster-2006fTwo printed books with nearly 1600 pages, plus CD.

881 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting, of which the committee accepted 539 (61%). For the first time, the Asian countries exceed the other two regions in terms of number of submissions and accepted abstracts.

Social Events

Delegates enjoyed a breath-taking performance of Japanese Taiko drumming by On-de-koza
(Demon Drum Chamber Orchestra).

The banquet at Tokyo Kaikan got started with the sake barrel opening by CBMS members!

10th Anniversary Exhibition

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference, we have planned a special exhibition to reflect on the developments of the micro-chip technology over the last decade.