BioMEMS Lectures (Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems). This introductory course intended for biologists gives the students an overview of the current technologies and the fundamental principles used in the "lab-on-a-chip" and the "cells-on-a-chip" fields. Scaling laws, microfluidics, electrokinetic effects, DNA and proteins microarrays, as well as organs-on-chip are topics dicussed during the course.
BioMicrofluidics Lectures. The Biomicrofluidics course is intended for biomedical engineers and has for objectives to present microfluidic phenomenon that take place at the nano- and microscale, such as surface tension, electrokinetic effects, molecular diffusion. A large part of the course will focus on advanced microfluidic systems, in which cells can be trapped, cultured, lysed and analyzed. At the end of the course, the students should be able to design, and know how to fabricate simple microfluidic systems, based on physical, technological, material, biological and economic constraints.