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[Past Seminar]Sep,5,2017 Single-cell technology for healthcare and environment



Title:Single-cell technology for healthcare and environment 

Speaker:ProfessorStefano Huabing Yin 

Time:September,5,2017. Tuesday.8:00~9:00 

Place:BUCT Library Center Conference Room 






The importance of individual heterogeneity within an isogenic population is well recognized. However, tradition methods that use average responses from a population often mask the difference from individual cells. To reveal phenotypic variations in a population, a number of challenges ranging from single cell handling to detection have to be overcome. Our solution is to exploit advances in microfluidics, biomaterials and spectroscopic techniques to create integrated, single-cell platforms.  These platforms enable real-time analysis of a population at the single-cell level in precisely defined microenvironments. In this talk, I will illustrate advantages of our single-cell approach in both healthcare (i.e. mammalian cells) and environmental (i.e. microorganisms) applications. I will present examples from several of our current works; including biomimetic tissue repairing, Raman activated single cell sorting, and quantitative single-cell growth platforms that provide a powerful tools for microbiology research in environmental science, synthetic biology and drug discovery.






Prof Huabing Yin is a Professorof Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow and a recipient of a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship award (2007). She receivedher MSc (1995) in MaterialsatBeijing University of Chemical Technology in China and a PhD (2001) in Chemical Engineering at the University of Swansea, UK. Her research is focused on developing advanced tools for investigation of microscale phenomena in biology, and exploiting this knowledge to benefit health care and the environment. Current activities include Single-cell analysis, integrated optical-microfluidic platforms, and Engineering cellular microenvironments.