Microfluidics is a technology characterized by the engineered manipulation of fluids at the submillimeter scale, which dramatically improved diagnostics and biology research. Certain properties of microfluidic technologies, such as precise control of fluids in an assay and manipulation of particles at the microscale, made them a powerful tool for cell studies. Measurements at the level of a single cell are one of the most challenging and informative in systems biology. Advances in medicine, biotechnology, and agriculture—among other areas—are possible by these new approaches at an almost individual cell-scale.
Here, we announce a Special Issue entitled “Advances in Microfluidic Devices for Cell Handling and Analysis”, addressing recent advances in the instrumentation, fabrication, and characterization of microfluidic devices for this purpose. We invite submission of papers on developed microfluidic devices for cell handling, cell culture, cell analysis, based on imaging microscopy, metabolomics, proteomics, or genomics at the cell level.
Example topics may include: Novel system concepts and application proposals. Moreover, innovative methods in the microfabrication of chips and cell sorters, low cost disposable microdevices, microdevice characterization, novel flow cytometers, simulation of cell movement and behavior in microscale environment, cell cultivation and cell growing in microfluidic chambers, cell–cell interaction, up to date and high-throughput data collection platforms of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomic, etc., are of interest.
Dr. Abel Oliva
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on theInstructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Single cell analysis
- Microfluidic cell handling
- Microfluidic cell culturing
- Microfluidic Cell proteomics
- Microfluidic Cell metabolomics
- Flow cytometry
About Guest Editor
Dr. Abel Martin Gonzalez Oliva
Biomolecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugal
Interests: immune diagnostic, biosensor development, single cell analysis, microfluidics and microfabrication, tick born diseases