Audio / Video

Droplet Microfluidics

  • 01:05:15

Description

This talk will describe the use of microfluidic technology to control and manipulate drops whose volume is about one picoliter. These can serve as reaction vessels for performing biology experiments. These drops can be manipulated with very high precision using an inert carrier oil to control the fluidic. Small quantities of other reagents can be injected with a high degree of control. The drops can also encapsulate cells, enabling cell-based experiments to be carried out. Because the drops are so small, millions of experiments can be performed using very small amounts of reagents. This facilitates a wide range of biology studies, from single-cell sequencing to studies of evolution of new enzymes. Several of these will be described.

Details

Title

Droplet Microfluidics

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, April 2, 2018

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on April 2, 2018, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2018

Speakers: David Weitz.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/4-2-18David.mp4 01:05:15

Linked Resources

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