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MPNS COST Action 1205
Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Topic and Structure

Advances in Optofluidics: Integration of Optical Control and Photonics with Microfluidics

The aim of this COST Action 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 will focus on selected scientific challenges and will be organized in three Working Groups:

  • WG1-Integrated microfluidic photonics (new concepts of optofluidics)
  • WG2-Optical control in microfluidics
  • WG3-Materials (soft, bio and nano) and technologies for optofluidic devices



You can download more information here:

Memorandum of Understanding
Action Fact Sheet


Organization and Members
Chair of the Action Email Page
Prof. Gabriella Cipparone (IT) Link
Vice Chair of the Action    
Prof. Cornelia Denz (DE) Link
Science Officer of the Action (COST Office)    
Dr. Ralph Stuebner  
Administrative Officer of the Action (COST Office)    
Milena Stoyanova  
Grant Holder Team at WWU Münster (DE)    
Prof. Cornelia Denz  
Diana Nordhaus  
Annette Marshall  
DC Rapporteur    
Prof. Deszö Beke (HU) Link
Work Group Leaders    
WG 1: Prof. Pal Ormos (HU) Link
WG 2: Prof. Jean-Pierre Delville (FR) Link
WG 3: Dr. Sooray Nandyala (PT)  

The action has been actually joined by 25 countries and 6 non-European groups. A detailed list can be found here. Countries that would like to join the action must contact their National COST officer.

Profiles of the members

      Optofluidics, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
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