μTAS 2014

μTAS 201418th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Chairs

Stephen C. Jacobson

Jörg Kutter

Chair's Memories

Favorite memories: Seeing the μTAS community embrace line dancing at the banquet. The co-chair celebrated a round birthday in his hotel suite – and was nearly thrown out.

Challenging aspects included trying to meet the required minimum hotel night targets. Jörg needed a cane for walking, which he then put to good use to boss people around.

Proceedings

The USB stick featured manuscripts on 2578 pages. A conference app was used for the first time.

1075 abstracts had been submitted to the meeting, which were reviewed by an extended program committee of 81 scientists (acceptance 76%). Submissions for late-news abstracts were also sought for the first time.

Program & Attendees

The program featured three tracks with 99 contributed oral presentations and 716 poster presentations, as well as 5 plenary and 9 invited keynote speakers and an industrial exhibition with 50 companies.

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Awards

Pioneers in Miniaturization

Sangeeta N. BHATIA
MIT
(USA)

Young Innovator

Dino Di CARLO
UCLA
(USA)

Art in Science

The Sphere
David CASTRO
KAUST
(Saudi Arabia)

Social Events

Conference Banquet:

Historic Sunset Station
Delegates enjoyed the outdoor and indoor spaces with Texan Food, Line Dancing to a live band and Bull Riding!

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First video award

Participants were encouraged to submit short videos that are either scientifically or educationally focused – videos could be fun, artistic, or just surprising and unusual.

The winner: ‘Magnetotactic Bacteria’ Tijmen Hageman, KIST Europe (Germany).