Soper Group Participates in Biomedical Sciences Symposium

Members of the Soper group at the University of Kansas participated in the Biomedical Sciences Symposium on April 12, 2018 in KU’s School of Pharmacy. The Biomedical Sciences Symposium is an annual meeting created in 2018 as a joint effort between the Higuchi Biosciences Center, the NIH-sponsored Chemical Biology Training Program, and the NIH-sponsored Biotechnology Training Program to provide a forum for trainees to present their work as poster or oral presentations and to cover special topics with invited outside speakers. This meeting, organized by the training programs trainees, features student presentations in the morning followed in the afternoon by two keynote lectures from internationally recognized biomedical science researchers and a poster session. HBC Investigators, their students and research staff are invited to attend, and encouraged to participate in the poster session, including researchers affiliated with the various core facilities in the biomedical sciences.  
Complete information about the symposium schedule can be found here.

  • Camila Campos
  • Harshani and Maggie
  • Harshani Wijerathne
  • Maggie Witek
  • MJ Hu
  • Swarna Vaidyanathan
  • Thilanga Pahattuge
  • Uditha Athapattu
  • Virginia Brown
  • Wenting Hu

Posters given by members of the Soper group:
Charuni Amarasekara
Nanoscale Electrophoresis Separation of Deoxynucleotide Monophosphates

Uditha Athapattu
Nanoscale Solid-Phase Enzymatic Reactor for Biopolymer (DNA/RNA) Disassembly

Virginia Brown
Integrated Microfluidic System for Isolation of Extracellular Vesicles from Whole Blood

Camila Campos
Microfluidic Devices for Extracting Cell-free DNA

Mengjia Hu
Development of μ-Coulter Counter for Label-less Enumeration of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

Wenting Hu
Evaluation of Minimal Residual Disease in Acute Leukemia Using Microfluidics and Spectral Time-Delayed Integration Multiparameter Flow Cytometry

Thilanga Pahattuge
Photocleavable Linker for the Reagent-less Release of Rare Cancer Biomarkers Purified by Microfluidic Affinity-Selection

Swarnagowri Vaidyanathan
Thermoplastic Nanofluidic Sensor for the Fluorescence Detection of Chemotherapeutically Induced Damage in Genomic DNA

Harshani Wijerathne
Microfluidic Device for Isolation of Extracellular Vesicles as Potential Biomarkers of Stroke

Malgorzata Witek
Isolation and Molecular Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells with Divergent Phenotypes