Atlas of Cilia Bioengineering and Biocomputing
This lavishly-illustrated anthology presents recent advances in the fields of ciliary investigation, manipulation, emulation, mimesis and modelling from key researchers in their fields: its goal is to explain the state-of-the-art in cilia bioengineering and bio-computation in a uniquely creative, accessible manner, towards encouraging further transdisciplinary work in the field as well as educating a broad spectrum of scientists and lay people.
The volume is split into three distinct but interwoven themes:
- 1. Biology: Biological preliminaries for the study of cilia; the state-of-the-art in genetic engineering of ciliated cells for biomedical purposes; reprogramming of cilia dynamics in live cells.
- 2. Engineering: Creation of macro cilia robots for object sorting applications; pneumatic cilia for the optimization of fluid motion; electrostatic, magnetic and MEMS cilia for microfluidic mixing; reviews in artificial cilia fabrication, actuation and flow induction methods.
- 3. Numerical and computational modelling. Analyses of thin film cilia for `lab on chip’ microfluidic mixing applications; modelling of gel-based artificial cilia towards simulating dynamic behaviors of responsive cilia layers in complex fluids across a wide range of potential applications.
About the Author
Richard Mayne is a resident Research Fellow in Biocomputing at the University of the West of England (UWE), UK. Having originally qualiﬁed and practiced as a Biomedical Scientist, he moved to research and received his PhD in Computer Science in 2016. He specialises in the design and fabrication of biocomputing devices which harness emergence, complexity andcognitioninlivecells,towardsﬁndingnewmaterialsandapplicationsfor computing technologies, in addition to describing poorly understood natural phenomena in algorithmic terms. Richard has worked at UWE's Unconventional Computing Laboratory since 2013 and has participated in a number of projects, including developing a range of heterotic, intracellular and morphological slime mould (Physarum) computers, doing non-Boolean collision-based computation with liposomes and reprogramming ciliary dynamics in live cells.
Jaap den Toonder is full professor and Chair of the Microsystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received his Master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 1991 (cum laude), and his PhD degree (cum laude) in 1996, both from Delft University of Technology. In 1995, he joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he worked on a wide variety of applications. In 2008, he became Chief Technologist, leading the R&D programs on (micro-)ﬂuidics and materials science and engineering. Next to his main job at Philips, he was a part-time professor of Microﬂuidics Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology between 2004 and 2013. Jaap den Toonder's group focuses its research on the investigation and development of novel microsystems design approaches and out-of cleanroom fabrication technologies. The application focus is on microﬂuidic chips, biomedical microdevices, organs-on-chips, and soft microrobotics. The group's research approaches are often biologically inspired, translating principles from nature into technological innovations. Jaap den Toonder has (co-)authored over 100 scientiﬁc papers, as well as over 40 patents, and he has given over 50 invited lectures at international conferences.
- Publisher : River Publishers; 1st edition (30 August 2018)
- Author: Richard Mayne, Jaap den Toonder
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 225 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8770220026
- ISBN-13 : 978-8770220026
- Dimensions : 15.6 x 1.43 x 23.4 cm