Seminar on Development of Low-cost Sensing Technology for Biological Activity Monitoring

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Seminar on Development of Low-cost Sensing Technology for Biological Activity Monitoring

October 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seminar on Development of Low-cost Sensing Technology for Biological Activity Monitoring

Dr. Soichiro Tsuda

A seminar on "Development of Low-cost Sensing Technology for Biological Activity Monitoring" by Dr. Soichiro Tsuda of Osaka University, Japan on 22 October 2018 from 15:00-16:00 hours in Room S101, School of Environment, Resources and Development.

Abstract
Biology has been more and more automated in recent years in the age of
"Big Data". However, the state-of-the-art automated experimental platforms
are still costly and yet not readily available at standard biology labs.

Brief Bio of Speaker:

Dr So (Soichiro) Tsuda is a specially-appointed associate professor in
Osaka University and has established an interdisciplinary expertise across
biology (microbiology and biochemistry) and engineering (bio-monitoring,
3D printing). Throughout his research career, he has been developing
automated systems for online monitoring of biological activities. For
example, he has developed microfluidic cell culture systems for single cellular
slime mold with integrated in-line electrical impedance
measurement, which were applied to a whole-cell biosensor for the
detection of environmental toxins. His whole-cell bio-hybrid systems were
featured in a BBC Four documentary "After Life: The Strange Science of
Decay", and various other online media. He has been developing
automated cell culture systems for understanding evolutionary mechanism
of bacterial adaptation against alternating drug stresses, which was
published from Nature Communications (where he is a corresponding
author) [2]. He was awarded with several fellowship grants, including Lord
Kelvin-Adam Smith Research Fellowship (UK) and the Leading Initiative for
Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) grant (Japan)


Details

Date:
October 22, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm