Microdroplets in Action Symposium: Cambridge UK July 26 2013

Droplets, droplets everywhere! I just heard about this upcoming 1-day symposium on microdroplets organized by Chris Abell’s group in Cambridge UK with a nice roster of speakers. Great to see the mix of industry and academia:


Friday 26th July 2013, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK

“Microdroplets in Action” is a one-day symposium to bring together leading scientists working in the area of microdroplets. Microdroplets are small homogeneous droplets, typically generated in microfluidic systems. Each droplet is potentially a unique reaction chamber in which a discrete chemical or biological transformation can be carried out. Microdroplets provide a conceptually new platform for carrying out experiments in the physical and biological sciences. Research in this area involves device fabrication, droplet physics, surfactant chemistry and ultrasensitive detection methods. The field has developed rapidly in recent years with applications in chemistry, biology and material science. There is strong interest in the area in Europe, the USA and Asia and a growing number of companies are seeking to adopt the technology.


  • Professor Charles Baroud – Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

  • Professor Jerome Bibette – ESPCI, Paris, France

  • Professor Jonathan Cooper – University of Glasgow, UK

  • Tim Atkins – The Dolomite Centre Ltd, Royston, UK

  • Dr Joshua B. Edel – London Centre for Nanotechnnology, Imperial College London, UK

  • Professor Piotr Garstecki – Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

  • Dr Darren Link – Raindance Technologies, USA

  • Sphere Fluidics Ltd – Cambridge, UK

  • Dr Yonghao Zhang – University of Strathclyde, UK


The Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College, Cambridge UK.


To register please visit:


Registration fees:

Academic participants GBP 75.00

Participants from industry GBP 100.00

This fee includes a full day of lectures, a buffet lunch and refreshments during breaks. It is non-refundable. However, substitutions may be made at any time.

This event is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Dolomite Centre Ltd and Sphere Fluidics Ltd.

If you have any queries about this symposium, please email:


Further information about the Cambridge Microdroplets Group is available at: