636-0203-00L  Lab Course: Microsystems and Microfluidics in Biology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersP. S. Dittrich, A. Hierlemann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
636-0203-00 PLab Course: Microsystems and Microfluidics in Biology Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
The Lab Course will take place Monday/Tuesday 9-17h, 8 days in total.
The Lab Course starts on Monday, November 23 (until Tuesday, December 15)
64s hrsP. S. Dittrich, A. Hierlemann

Catalogue data

AbstractThis practical course is an introduction to microsystems technology and microfluidics for the life sciences. It includes basic concepts of microsystem design, fabrication, and assembly into an experimental setup. Biological applications include a variety of measurements of cellular and tissue signals and subsequent analysis.
ObjectiveThe students are introduced to the basic principles of microsystems technology. They get acquainted with practical scientific work and learn the entire workflow of (a) understanding the theoretical concept, (b) planning the experiment, (c) engineering of the needed device, (d) execution of the experiment and data acquisition, (e) data evaluation and analysis, and (f) reporting and discussion of the results.
ContentThe practical course will consist of a set of 4 experiments.
Lecture notesNotes and guidelines will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Literature- S.M. Sze, "Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology", 2nd edition, Wiley, 2002
- W. Menz, J. Mohr, O. Paul, "Microsystem Technology", Wiley-VCH, 2001
- G. T. A. Kovacs, "Micromachined Transducers Sourcebook", McGraw-Hill, 1998
- M. J. Madou, "Fundamentals of Microfabrication", 2nd ed., CRC Press, 2002
- N.-T. Nguyen and S. Wereley, "Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics", Artech House, ISBN 1-580-53343-4
- O. Geschke et al., "Microsystem Engineering for Chemistry and the Life Sciences", Wiley-VCH, ISBN 3-527-30733-8
Prerequisites / NoticeThe practical course will consist of a set of 4 experiments. For each experiment, the student will be required to
- understand the theoretical concept behind the experiment
- plan the experiment
- engineer the devices
- execute the experiments and acquire data
- evaluate and analyze the data
- report and discuss the results
A good quality of the final report will be expected and be an important criterion.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersP. S. Dittrich, A. Hierlemann
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationDetailed reports are required and need to be approved for every experiment.

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biotechnology MasterPractical TrainingOInformation