9 May 2019
OIST’s Prof. Amy Shen and her unit explore the strange world of fluids at tiny scales. But that’s just part of the big picture. See what makes their science flow!   Music Credits: "Galaxy (...
Type: Video
18 Mar 2019
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to...
Type: Press release
11 Mar 2019
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit has devised a machine learning software to segment, track, and analyze the movement of migrating cells. Named Usiigaci, a Ryukyuan word that means “tracing,” the...
Type: Video
11 Mar 2019
Usiigachi, a software developed by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, allows users to easily segment, track and analyze the migration of label-free cells. The tool can be used as an all-in-one solution...
Type: Photo
11 Mar 2019
Prof. Amy Shen (left) and Hsieh-Fu Tsai of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit stand beside the microscope that they use to capture images of migrating cells. As an initial step to pursue his thesis...
Type: Photo
9 Nov 2018
Viscoelastic fluids are everywhere, whether racing through your veins or through 1,300 kilometers of pipe in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Unlike Newtonian fluids, such as oil or water, viscoelastic...
Type: Press release
7 Nov 2018
Researchers in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit capture snapshots of flowing fluid by seeding it with tracer particles, as depicted here. Each image is captured at a different moment in time, so the...
Type: Photo
7 Nov 2018
This phase diagram summarizes results from a study by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit on the flow of viscoelastic fluids over wavy surfaces. The flow patterns depend on fluid elasticity (encapsulated...
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
A nanomushroom chip undergoing testing with an LSPR device.
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
Hot chip: the nanomushroom chip used to grow bacterial colonies for testing
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
(from left to right) Mr Kang-Yu Chu,  Dr. Riccardo Funari and Dr. Nikhil Bhalla brought together their diverse skills to tackle biofilms.
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has...
Type: News Article
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