The MATCH/Ontario-on-a-Chip Symposium, an annual tradition for the past eight years, brought celebrated speakers to the University of Toronto’s Trinity College for two days of lectures on microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies.
Keynote speakers included Abraham Lee (University of California, Irvine), Marlene Rabinovitch (Stanford School of Medicine), Amy Rowat (UCLA) and Shuichi Takayama (University of Michigan). There were also a number of high profile invited speakers, including Suzanne Fitzpatrick (US Food and Drug Administration), Thomas Gervais (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Josh Milstein (University of Toronto), Farshid Mostowfi (Schlumberger), Scott Tsai (Ryerson University) and Mark D. Rekhter (Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis).
Lindsey Fiddes, the new Technology Specialist at the Centre for Microfluidic Systems in Chemistry and Biology (CMS), was joined in organizing the event by faculty members Axel Guenther (MIE, IBBME), Craig Simmons (MIE, IBBME, Faculty of Dentistry), and newest faculty member Edmond Young (MIE, IBBME)
Next year’s event is scheduled to take place on May 29th 30th, 2014, in conjunction with the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress, to be held in Toronto.
MATCH is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. CMS is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund.