μTAS 2013

μTAS 201317th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chair

Roland Zengerle

Chairs’ Memories

The most enjoyable part in preparing a conference takes place months before it starts, when you think about what this community would like and what I can afford to provide for them. I personally liked most the testing of the caterers and selecting the food together with my personal coach for this task ;-). During the conference I liked the huge space that we had and the really good placement of exhibitors in the poster area. A challenge was the WLAN connection during the conference. We were repeatedly assured beforehand that the bandwidth would be sufficient… But the μTAS crowd seemed to be able to break any bandwidth limit!

Program & Attendees

The program featured 8 plenary speakers and 102 contributed oral presentations organized in three tracks with micro- and nanoengineering, biotechology, biomedicine and clinical applications. 566 posters were presented and there was a large industrial exhibition.

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Awards

Pioneers in Miniaturization

Shuichi TAKAYAMA
University of Michigan (USA)

Young Innovator

Hang LU
Georgia Institute of Technology
(USA)

Art in Science

Artificial Life
Ye WANG
Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
(Netherlands)

Social events

Conference Banquet:

Konzerthaus Freiburg
Delegates enjoyed an evening at the beautiful concert hall in downtown Freiburg with a delicious meal and entertainment, for the third European μTAS, provided by Stefan and Kim.

Proceedings

The proceedings were distributed on a USB stick featuring manuscripts on 2027 pages.

1178 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting, which were reviewed by a technical program committee of 83 scientists. The acceptance rate was 59%.

To achieve a good coverage of the diverse fields of research within μTAS, submissions were assigned to 86 categories organized under 12 headlines.

First time at this μTAS

Freiburg was the first μTAS conference with pre-conference workshops on the Sunday. Live Labs and Industrial Stage talks were also added to the conference program to increase exhibitor engagement and interaction.