More news from #scRNABIO. New speaker - Mirela Alistar. New talk - Personal biochips. New workshop - Hands-on DIY microfluidics.
Mirela is an Assist. Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Until 2018, she was a postdoc at Prof. Baudisch’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Germany. In 2014, Mirela received her PhD in computer engineering from the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet - DTU, where she worked on system-level design of embedded systems with a special focus on digital microfluidic biochips. In her research, Mirela investigates the extent to which can we change healthcare to make it a personal process. So far, Mirela has built systems based on biochips to serve as personal laboratories: small portable devices that people can own and use to develop customized bio-protocols ("bio-apps").
In order to engage society in critical discourse on technology, Mirela has led and founded community wetlabs in Copenhagen and Berlin, where she organizes monthly workshops to promote personal biochips to enthusiasts of diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineering, art, design). You can learn more about Mirela’s work at her personal website: http://personallab.org.
On Sep 28, she will give a talk on personal biochips.
On Sep 30, in Fabricator / FabLab (https://fabricator.me) she will teach a workshop dedicated to hands-on DIY microfluidics. She will present OpenDrop device aimed to serve as a personal lab - https://rnabio.space/diy-microfluidics/
You are welcome to register both for the meeting and workshop on our website: