Important Information

Abstracts Due: 

15 May, 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) invites abstract oral presentation or poster presentation submissions for the Twenty Second International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2018). MicroTAS 2018 will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 11-15 November, 2018. You are invited to submit abstracts with unpublished original work describing recent advances and research on all aspects of microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry, including but not restricted to the following topics:

Fundamentals in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

  • Electrokinetic Phenomena
  • Droplets & Multiphase Systems
  • Optofluidics
  • Magnetofluidics (Magnetic Particles & Related Phenomena)
  • Acoustic Phenomena (Bulk & Surface Based)
  • Nanofluidic Phenomena (Nanochannels and Nanopores)
  • Modeling/ Numerical Simulation

Micro- and Nanoengineering

  • Microscale Fabrication, Patterning, and Integration
  • Nanoscale Fabrication, Patterning, and Integration
  • Bonding, Sealing & Interfacing Technologies
  • Novel, Smart, and Responsive Materials
  • Surface Modification
  • Molecular Systems & Nanochemistry
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanoscale Assembly

Sensors and Actuators, Detection Technologies

  • Micropumps, Valves, and Dispensers
  • Physical Sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Chemical & Electrochemical Sensors
  • Visualization & Imaging Technologies
  • Optical Detection
  • Mass Spectrometric Detection

Integrated Microfluidic Platforms

  • Platforms based on Capillary Forces
  • Large Scale Integration
  • Digital Microfluidics on Surfaces
  • Segmented Flow and Droplet Based Microfluidics in Channels
  • Centrifugal Microfluidics
  • Electrokinetic Microfluidics

Microfluidics in Biology

  • Natural biological systems
  • Synthetic biological systems
  • Integrative Biology, System Biology

Cells, Organisms, and Organs on Chip

  • Cell Capture, Counting, & Sorting
  • Circulating Tumor Cells
  • Single Cell Analysis
  • Liposomes/ Vesicles Analysis and Manipulation
  • Stem Cells
  • Cell-Culturing & Perfusion (2D & 3D)
  • Inter- & Intracellular Signaling, Cell Migration
  • Organisms on Chip (C. elegans, Zebrafish, Arabidopsis, etc.)
  • Organs on Chip
  • Bioinspired, Biomimetic & Biohybrid Devices

Diagnostics, Theranostics, and Medical Research

  • Sample Preparation (Whole Blood, Saliva, Cells, Tissue, Food, etc.)
  • Nucleic Acid Analysis (Digital PCR, Next Generation Sequencing)
  • Protein Analysis & Characterization (e.g., Proteomics)
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Cancer Research
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering
  • Neurobiology/ Neuroscience
  • Metabolomics/Metabonomics
  • Drug Development & Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

Separations and Reactions

  • Electrophoretic Separations
  • Chromatographic Separations
  • Particle Separations
  • Microreactors & Micromixers
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Particle Synthesis


  • Microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Fuel Cells
  • Energy/ Power Devices
  • Environmental Analysis

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 May, 2018. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings one year after the conference.  On acceptance, authors should prepare a long-form abstract not longer than three pages. Please visit a complete list of topics and to submit your abstract today.