"Quantum Diagnostics: from single cells to single molecules " by Dino Di Carlo (UCLA)

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Reception from 3:45-4:00 p.m.
 (unless otherwise posted)

Guest Speaker: Dino Di Carlo (University of California, Los Angeles)

Talk Title:  “Quantum Diagnostics: from single cells to single molecules”


The ultimate limits of sensitivity in measuring biological systems occurs at the level of single cells and single molecules. My group leverages microfluidic, micro & nanofabrication technologies to interface at the scale of these single entities. In particular, we make use of the ability to compartmentalize fluid volumes to a sub-nanoliter scale and manipulate cells tens of micrometers in diameter using unique microscale physics. I will discuss progress in using these quantized measurements to develop health monitoring systems that can be cost-effective, scalable, widely distributed, all at the fundamental limits of biology.

For more information, contact Yaroslav Tserkovnyak

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Professors Katsushi Arisaka, Andrea Ghez, Karoly Holczer, Huan Huang, HongWen Jiang, Per Kraus, Alexander Kusenko, Matthew Malkan, Mayank Mehta, Warren Mori, Ni Ni, Seth Putterman, David Saltzberg, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Vladimir Vassiliev, Shenshen wang, and Nathan Whitehorn.

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