Lannin Attends BMES Annual Conference; Presents Poster on Machine Learning for Identification of CTCs from Images

I recently traveled to Seattle, WA to attend the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Annual Meeting. There, I presented a poster detailing my advancements on machine learning for the automated identification of circulating tumor cells from microscope images. I discussed the advantages of automated cell identification, for example, its consistent output and order of magnitude increase in speed over manual classifications.

Because there were multiple sessions simultaneously, I couldn’t see everything that I wanted. Nonetheless, I attended many good talks. Below are a few that stood out:

 

High-Throughput Partial Wave Spectroscopic Microscopy for Early Cancer Detection

J. E. CHANDLER, H. SUBRAMANIAN, C. D. MANEVAL, C. A. WHITE, AND V. BACKMAN

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

Effect of Pseudopodial Extensions on Neutrophil Hydrodynamics and Adhesion Binding

A. ROCHELEAU, W. WANG, AND M. KING

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

Computational Field-Portable Microscope for On-Chip Imaging of Confluent Samples

A. GREENBAUM, N. AKBARI, AND A. OZCAN

Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA,

Bioengineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Low-Voltage Electroosmotic Flow and DNA Shearing Using Ultrathin Nanoporous Silicon Membranes

T. GABORSKI, R. CARTER, J. SNYDER, AND J. MCGRATH

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

A micro-Hall Chip for Sensitive Detection of Bacteria

D. ISSADORE, R. WEISSLEDER, AND H. LEE

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Systems Biology, Boston, MA

 

Nanoscale Roughness and Surface Charge Control Selectin-Mediated Adhesion of Malignant and Non-Malignant Cells Under Flow

M. J. MITCHELL, C. A. CASTELLANOS, AND M. R. KING

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

Vortex Technology for CTC Extraction From Blood Samples

D. E. GO, E. SOLLIER, J. CHE, R. KULKARNI, AND D. DI CARLO

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2Vortex Biosciences, Palo Alto, CA

 

Sheathless, On-Chip Flow Cytometer Enabled by Standing Surface Acoustic Waves (SSAW)

Y. CHEN, L. WANG, AND T. J. HUANG

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA,

Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies, Inc., State College, PA

 

Circulating Tumor Cell Capture Amplification

A. N. HOANG, A. SHAH, T. BARBER, M. PHILLIPS, D. WINOKUR, S. MAHESWARAN, D. A. HABER, S. L. STOTT, AND M. TONER

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA,

Surgical Services and BioMEMS Resource Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA,

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Charlestown, MA

 

Many of the posters that I was most interested in were at the same time that I was presenting my own. Nonetheless, I also saw some good posters. Here are some of the impressive ones:

 

The Use of Electrokinetic Phenomena to Characterize Malignant Cells

P. KYLE, L. ANDERS, J. CEMAZAR, C. ROBERTS, E. SCHMELZ, AND R. DAVALOS

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

Dielectric Impedimetric Detection Method for Bacterial Biofilm Cultures under Different Growth Conditions.

J. PAREDES, S. BECERRO, AND S. ARANA

CEIT and Tecnun (University of Navarra), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

CIC microGUNE, Arrasate-Mondragon, Spain

 

Determining the Effect of Fluid Shear Stress on the Elastic Properties of Cancer Cells using a Micropipette Aspiration Technique

V. CHIVUKULA, J. T. NAUSEEF, M. HENRY, K. B. CHANDRAN, AND S. C. VIGMOSTAD

The Universit of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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