Chwee Teck LIM National University of Singapore Microfluidic tools for biological research and clinical applications
Microfluidics has emerged as a powerful technology not only for biological but also clinical research and applications. In fact, microfluidics has been used in many other areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, public health and environment. For example, the ability to manipulate and analyse minute volume of fluids and samples has led to a wealth of new biological assays which can provide more realistic in vitro microenvironments. Innovative microfluidic-based clinical assays have also been developed to enable more high-throughput rapid testing and readout. With these new tools, researchers are led to new questions and discoveries. Here, I will present several microfluidic technologies that we have developed for a wide range of biological and clinical applications which include rare cell enrichment and culture, single cell analysis, organ-on-chip systems and disease diagnosis. BIO Professor Lim Chwee Teck is the inaugural NUSS Professor and heads the Institute for Health Innovation and Technology at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Founding Drector of the Singapore Health Technologies Consortium. He conducts interdisciplinary basic and translational research in human diseases and develops medical technologies for disease diagnosis and precision therapy. He has published over 420 peer reviewed papers more than 60 filed and granted patents and delivered over 400 invited talks. He is an elected Fellow of AIMBE, IAMBE, US National Academy of Inventors, Academy of Engineering, Singapore and Singapore National Academy of Science. He cofounded six startups to bring research outcomes from his laboratory to the bedside and market. He and his team have garnered over 100 research awards and honours.