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Future Events > Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Point-of-Care Diagnostics

4 December 2012

Burlington House, London, UK

A Joint Biochemical Society / Royal Society of Chemistry Workshop


This workshop is the fourth of a series entitled "Analytical Tools for the Life Sciences", a collaborative project between the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The workshop aims to bring together life sciences researchers that work at the interface between biology and chemistry to discuss problems and facilitate collaborations. The programme will feature speakers using a range of techniques and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. The workshop will be suitable for researchers in biology and the wider life sciences and will also be of interest to chemists studying this topic.

Abstract submission deadline: 28 November 2012.

Abstract submission is now closed.  


Application deadline: 28 November 2012.

Application is now closed. 


Workshop background
Point-of-care diagnostic (POC) test devices provide rapid results on an ever expanding range of medical tests, helping to streamline healthcare and improve clinical outcomes. Research on microfluidics for POC applications has increased markedly in recent years, fuelled by an interest in constructing field-deployable analytical instruments. The interest in POC microfluidic-based devices has been intense and has cut across all major disciplines in lab-on-a-chip research, including engineering (biomedical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical), chemistry, and physics.

Workshop format
The aims of this Joint Biochemical Society / Royal Society of Chemistry workshop are to provide participants with a better understanding of the challenges involved in translating research outputs into application and to help encourage collaborations with industry and clinicians on POC. The workshop will bring together researchers who work at the interface between biology, chemistry and the wider life and medical sciences. Participants will be encouraged to participate in oral presentations, as well as in discussion groups intended to help move this area forward.

Attendance is by application only and will be FREE of charge for Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry members.