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Expanded Categories
As always, MicroTAS is the premiere venue for presenting cutting-edge work in ‘microfluidics’, broadly defined. For example, we welcome any abstract that features one or more of the 127 sub-categories below. Please select the most appropriate category for your work, but don’t worry too much if your work can fit into several categories, as the technical evaluation committees will consider them based on content, regardless of your choice. The breadth and diversity of our community is our strength, and we look forward to seeing your work!

Hot Topics
In 2024, we are highlighting four "hot topics" for the conference: (1) Artificial Intelligence in Microfluidics, (2) Environment and Energy, (3) Organ on a Chip, and (4) Wearables and Continuous Biosensing. If your abstract fits one of these topics, be sure to tick the relevant "hot topics" box when you submit (in addition to the relevant Category). Note that the "hot topics" initiative is intended to help us grow our attendee-base and by no means displace great submissions on other subjects. All submissions (whether they are in a "hot topic" or not) will be judged and ranked by the technical program committee as usual.

  1. microTAS and Diagnostics
    1.01 microTAS and lab-on-a-chip
    1.02 Sample preparation and preservation
    1.03 Liquid biopsy and tissue biopsy
    1.04 Exhalate and air sampling
    1.05 Molecules, ions, and metabolites
    1.06 Nucleic-acid analysis & genomics
    1.07 Protein analysis & proteomics
    1.08 Extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles
    1.09 Cell-based analysis and diagnostics
    1.10 Tissue analysis (incl. spatial omics)
    1.11 Clinical chemistry
    1.12 Drug screening and development
    1.13 Artificial intelligence enhanced analysis and diagnostics
    1.14 Connectivity and cloud data sharing and security
    1.15 User centric design
    1.16 Others

  2. Integrated Microfluidic Platforms
    2.01 Micromixers and microreactors
    2.02 Chemical synthesis and particle synthesis
    2.03 Electrophoretic and chromatographic separation
    2.04 Particle separation
    2.05 Capillary and paper microfluidics
    2.06 Digital microfluidics and digital assays
    2.07 System integration
    2.08 Mimicking actuators (muscles, nanorobots)
    2.09 Artificial intelligence and integrated microfluidics
    2.10 Others

  3. Sensors, Actuators and Detection Technologies
    3.01 Micropumps, valves, and dispensers
    3.02 Physical sensors
    3.03 Chemical and electrochemical sensors
    3.04 Sensor stability and fouling
    3.05 Optical sensors and imaging
    3.06 Artificial intelligence enhanced sensing
    3.07 Others

  4. Wearables and Continuous Biosensing
    4.01 Wearable systems
    4.02 Implantables and ingestables
    4.03 Microneedles
    4.04 Sweat and interstitial fluid
    4.05 Continuous monitoring and biosensing
    4.06 Physiological sensing and plethysmography
    4.07 Integration, power, and data transmission
    4.08 Adhesion and immune-tolerance
    4.09 Other

  5. Fundamentals in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
    5.01 Capillary microfluidics
    5.02 Electrokinetic phenomena
    5.03 Droplet microfluidics
    5.04 Digital microfluidics
    5.05 Centrifugal microfluidics
    5.06 Acousto- and magnetofluidic
    5.07 Open space microfluidics
    5.08 Hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, and directional transport
    5.09 Nanofluidics and nanofluidic phenomena
    5.10 Modeling, numerical simulation, artificial intelligence
    5.11 Others

  6. Microfabrication, Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping
    6.01 Microscale fabrication, patterning, and integration
    6.02 Nanoscale fabrication, patterning, and integration
    6.03 Bonding, sealing and interfacing
    6.04 New materials and surface modification
    6.05 3D printing – stereolithography (laser, DLP, LCD, …)
    6.06 3D printing – FDM, powder, other
    6.07 Direct laser write and 2-photon fabrication
    6.08 Resins and inks for 3D printing
    6.09 Subtractive prototyping (laser machining, milling, etc)
    6.10 Molding, embossing, and roll-to-roll
    6.11 Design for manufacturability
    6.12 Microfluidics-based patterning and manufacturing
    6.13 Droplets, particles and fiber manufacturing
    6.14 3D Bioprinting
    6.15 Others

  7. Tissue Engineering, Organs on a Chip and Organisms
    7.01 Cell culture
    7.02 Tissue engineering
    7.03 3D cell culture and 3D constructs
    7.04 Organ on chip and organoids
    7.05 Vascularization and perfusion
    7.06 Body on a chip
    7.07 Organisms on chip (C. elegans, Zebrafish, Arabidopsis, etc.)
    7.08 artificial intelligence enhanced culture systems
    7.09 Others

  8. Cells, Artificial Cells and Soft Nanoparticles
    8.01 Cell capture, counting, and sorting
    8.02 Single-cell analysis
    8.03 Nucleus, organelles and intracellular vesicles
    8.04 Inter- and intracellular signaling
    8.05 Cell migration
    8.06 Bioinspired, biomimetic & biohybrid devices
    8.07 Synthetic biology and artificial cells
    8.08 Liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, engineered vesicles and aggregates
    8.09 Supported lipid bilayers
    8.10 Others

  9. Biology, Medicine and Diseases
    9.01 Precision medicine and biomarkers
    9.02 Global health
    9.03 Clinical trials
    9.04 Infectious diseases
    9.05 Virus, bacteria, and parasite
    9.06 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
    9.07 Immune cells and immunity
    9.08 Cancer
    9.09 Neurobiology and neuroscience
    9.10 Metabolism (diabetes, etc.)
    9.11 Allergies
    9.12 Pathology
    9.13 High throughput screening
    9.14 Drug delivery
    9.15 AI application to biomedicine
    9.16 Others

  10. Environment, Energy, Agriculture, and Food
    10.01 Water
    10.02 Hydrogen
    10.03 Environmental sampling
    10.04 Microorganisms
    10.05 Agriculture and plant analysis
    10.06 Food sampling and analysis
    10.07 Artificial meat
    10.08 Pollution - chemicals, nanparticles, nanoplastics
    10.09 Oil, gas and mining
    10.10 Carbon dioxide removal
    10.11 Carbon capture, conversion, utilization, and storage
    10.12 Integration and autonomous
    10.13 Fuel cells and electrolyzers
    10.14 Artificial intelligence enhanced analysis
    10.15 Others

  11. Other Microfluidics and microTAS
    11.01 Education
    11.02 Forensics, archeology, and paleontology
    11.03 Space and space travel
    11.04 Artificial intelligence and microfluidics
    11.05 X-ray (e.g. synchrotron) and e-beam
    11.06 Military and defense
    11.07 Anti-counterfeiting
    11.08 Art, fun and games
    11.09 Others