Tours of several University of Toronto MARSS-relevant labs were offered on Monday July 25 at 16:00. The tour was also include a brief walk around part of the UofT downtown campus. The lab tour left at 16:00 from the MARSS registration desk in the Myhal building (55 St George St., Toronto, ON M5S0C9). Confirmed labs include:
- Liu’s Microfluidics and BioMEMS Lab specializes in micro/nanorobotics and microfluidics with biological and medical applications including basic worm biology, large-scale gene screening, in-vitro diagnostics, and telemedicine. They are working on paper-based microfluidic biosensing, flexible/stretchable sensors and electronics, and soft (micro)robotics.
- Prof. Diller’s Microrobotics Lab is developing the next generation of tiny magnetically-actuated robots which can be wirelessly piloted, focused on enabling a radically-new approach to non-invasive medical procedures, micro-factories and new scientific tools, including magnetic actuation systems, fabrication, and medical applications.
- Prof. Sun’s Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory develops new technologies to manipulate, characterize, and sense cells, molecules, and nanomaterials for pursuing discoveries (in mechanobiology, development biology, and nanomechanics) and for tackling clinical and industrial applications (cell surgery in in vitro fertilization – IVF, blood cell testing, drug screen, and precision instrumentation for industrial automation).