Report on SIG37 workshop
Our workshop was organized from 9-13 February 2020, it was located in Hotel Rozsutec in Vratna, Slovakia. There were 22 participants – students and researchers from universities and research centers from Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey.
During the workshop, 6 lectures were given by invited speakers or their colleagues, one external lecture was given via teleconference and 10 lectures were given by other participants. The topic of all the lectures was the current state of art in microfluidics or blood flow modelling. The talks covered both laboratory and numerical experiment areas with application of various techniques, such as the use of magnetism, neural networks, and others.
The two hands-on sessions, held on Monday and Tuesday morning, were held in order to improve the numerical skills of young researchers. The goal was to show how the simulation package ESPResSo can be used to design numerical simulations of blood cells. During these sessions the participants were shown how to set and run their own simulation with a cell in a simple microfluidic channel.
The full titles of the talks:
The short abstracts from the talks were published in the book of abstracts, that was distributed to the participants of the workshop: https://www.amazon.com/Proceedings-Workshop-Modelling-Biological-Microfluidics/dp/1653079592/
The workshop was an interesting place to meet the scientists from the field of microfluidics, to discuss the problems that we encounter in our research, and to develop possible further collaborations. We would like to express our thanks to the ERCOFTAC section SIG37 for supporting the workshop.