Title: Microfluidic systems for biotechnology and medicine
Speaker: Melikhan Tanyeri
Date/Time: 22th April, 2015 - 13:40pm-14:30 pm
Place: FENS G035
Abstract:Microtechnology has radically transformed our daily lives by catalyzing a paradigm shift in the development of products and services. Materials and devices at the microscale have also enabled a number of key advancementsin biology and medicine. During my talk, I will give a brief overview of microfluidic technology and its applications in biology and medicine, and present examples of state-of-the-art methods addressing key questions in these fields. Specifically, I will talk about our efforts on developing optofluidic biosensors. I will also introduce a novel microfluidic method that we have developed for confinement and long-term observation of biomolecules and cells.
Short Bio: Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri received his Ph.D. in 2006 in Physics from University of California, Davis where he developed chemical and biological sensor platforms based on optical resonances in microcavities. He moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his postdoctoral training (2006-2013), where he developed a new class of microfluidic tools for trapping and manipulating micro and nanoscale particles. He has recently started as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Şehir University, where his group is pursuing research at the interface of applied physics, engineering and medical sciences. His research interests include molecular and cellular biophysics, optical biosensors, imaging and spectroscopy, microfluidics and bioMEMS.
Contact: Mehmet Keskinöz