Invitation to the First Biological Making Workshop

Henniker invited to the first ‘Biological Making Workshop’.


Designed to bring the UK ‘Biological Making Community’ together Henniker are delighted to have been invited to the first Biological Making Workshop at the Francis Crick Institute.

The workshop aims to gather together like-minded people, ideas and activities surrounding biological making – including but not limited to: micro-, macro-, optical-, thermal- and electronic-design and fabrication (such as microfluidics, micropatterning, 3D printing and CNC milling). This is being spearheaded by the newly formed Making Lab at the Francis Crick institute.

Preliminary programme

13:30   Coffee and Registration
14:00   6 x Selected talks – 15mins each
15:30   Coffee, networking event and tours of the Making lab
17:00   Keynote
18:00   Drinks reception

Keynote speaker: Prof Christopher S Chen (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University)

Prof Christopher Chen has been instrumental in engineering the cellular microenvironment to study cell function. The goal of Prof Chen’s research is to identify the underlying mechanisms by which cells interact with materials and each other to build tissues, and to apply this knowledge in the biology of stem cells, tissue vascularization, connective tissues, and cancer. He has received numerous honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

Event information

Please register to ensure attendance at:
There is no deadline for registration, but the institute advise us that a limited number of places are available so early registration is recommended!
Abstracts for oral talks are encouraged but not required. Deadline for abstract submission is 26th March, 2018.
They strongly encourage anyone who has new exciting data to submit an abstract for a short talk. This is a great opportunity to discuss new ideas and get feedback from an audience with a specific interest in your field.

Henniker’s HPT Plasma Systems are widely used in microfluidic device fabrication to improve bonding of PDMS materials and we will be on hand to discuss the underlying plasma science and techniques – hope to see you there!

Meeting Website

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