Speaker Name(s): Eugenia Kumacheva, Ph.D. Description: Recent years have seen remarkable progress in the development of miniature laboratories (“labs on chips”). This research field has been stimulated by the ability to carry out rapid, controllable and highly reproducible experiments on very small scales and in a highly parallelized manner. “Labs on chips” defined new operational paradigms and paved the way for discoveries to be done in the most time-efficient and labour-saving way. In my lecture, I will show how research conducted in ”labs on chips” has led to high value materials, new knowledge about the changes occurring in the environment and in cell biology, and efficient tools for medical diagnostics.