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It was a great meeting, thank you all for coming!

06 April 2016
Dear Colleagues,

Below you can find the shuttle schedule we have finalized for the COST MP1205 General Confenrence and Meeting in Istanbul. We will charge a flat rate of 10 EUR for the usage of as many shuttles as you like during the conference. The timetable below indicates the departure times of the shuttles. There will be two shuttles departing in each case.

Best regards,
Alper.

11 April:
Steigenberger Hotel – Koç Campus
9:15am
9:30am

Koç Campus – Steigenberger Hotel
17:30pm
19:00pm

12 April
Steigenberger Hotel – Koç Campus
9:00am
9:15am

Koç Campus – Bebek
17:00pm
17:00pm

Bebek – Steigenberger Hotel
22:00pm
22:00pm

13 April
Steigenberger Hotel – Koç Campus
9:00am
9:15am

Koç Campus – Steigenberger Hotel
16:00pm
16:00pm

 

 

04 April 2016

Preliminary conference program is now announced. Please check the program link. Please write an email to akiraz at ku.edu.tr for corrections/modifications.

 

 

29 March 2016

CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AS PLANNED

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce you that the COST MP1205 General Meeting and Conference scheduled to take place on 11 – 13 April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey will take place as planned.

Below we note some quick announcements. More announcements will follow soon.

-The conference venue has been changed to Koç University campus (https://www.google.com.tr/maps/@41.2046145,29.0721231,15z).

-For accommodation we have reserved rooms in Steigenberger Maslak Istanbul Hotel (http://www.steigenbergeristanbulmaslak.com/). The room rates are 75 EUR single person 85 EUR two persons in the same room. In both cases breakfast, Wi-Fi and taxes are included to the price. We will also have shuttles that will leave in the mornings from the hotel and in the evenings from the university back to the hotel.

-We will very quickly form the scientific program.

We kindly ask the following information from each presenter:

-Please confirm to akiraz at ku.edu.tr whether you are coming or not.

-Please confirm to akiraz at ku.edu.tr if you want to stay in the Steigenberger Hotel. Please provide information about the room type that you prefer. In case you want to stay in a room with two persons please provide the name of the other person that you will stay with in the hotel.

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon in Istanbul.

Best wishes,

Local organizing committee members of COST MP 1205 General Meeting and Conference

Alper Kiraz

Melikhan Tanyeri

Alexandr Jonas

Selcuk Akturk

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Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics

The aim of this Cost Action MP1205 is to establish active interlinks between laboratories working in the fields of micro and optofluidics, optical tweezers, nanoscience and photonics, bio and soft materials, focusing their work towards lab-on-a-chip systems and at promoting long-term development of these fields in Europe. The goal is to increase the knowledge in basic physics and biology from the micro- down to the nano-scale, and to develop the future generation of lab-on-a-chip devices for portable and inexpensive, but accurate and reliable equipments for: (i) diagnostics; (ii) detection, identification and manipulation of biomolecules and nanomaterials, (iii) biomedical and environmental microsensing, (iv) advanced imaging, (v) energy generation.

The scientific innovation concerns advanced concepts of optofluidics and new generation of optofluidic devices integrating photonics as well as optical control. Indeed, their technologically relevant research threads are of significant interest for the academic community and the industrial R&D. In order to capitalize on recent achievements and go one step forward, a platform as a COST Action, promoting interdisciplinary activities, is a relevant tool to exchange expertises and to explore new opportunities coming from each specific insights and knowledge.

The Action focuses on selected scientific challenges and is organized in three Working Groups:

1-Integrated microfluidic photonics (new concepts of optofluidics);

2-Optical control in microfluidics;

3-Materials (soft, bio and nano) and technologies for optofluidic devices.