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28 July 2021 – Press release!

Hui Min’s publication in Lab on a Chip has been featured on several media outlets!

南大研发芯片 可快速评估糖尿病患者血管健康 – by Zaobao

Assessing risk of vascular inflammation for diabetes patients – by Medical Xpress

Featured on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – by NTU


28 May 2021 – ISAC Innovator Program!

Congratulations to Assistant Prof Hou for being selected as one of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Innovator!

This program will offer networking and access to experts in key areas of technology translation to the market, including intellectual property protection and licensing, corporate organization and funding, sales and marketing, production and regulatory issues, as well as ample opportunities for interaction with experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals to obtain industry feedback on priorities in the commercial cytometry market.

Read more about it HERE!


24 May 2021 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Hui Min for her publication “Direct Isolation of Circulating Extracellular Vesicles from Blood for Vascular Risk Profiling in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” and back cover in Lab on a Chip! The publication is also listed as one of Lab on a Chip HOT articles 2021!

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4 May 2021 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Chengxun for her publication “A novel human arterial wall-on-a-chip to study endothelial inflammation and vascular smooth muscle cell migration in early atherosclerosis” and back cover in Lab on a Chip! Her publication is also featured on ImagenScience!

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20 March 2021 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Chayakorn for his publication “Label-free quantitative lymphocyte activation profiling using microfluidic impedance cytometry” in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical!

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11 February 2021 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Lingyan for her publication “Direct and Label-Free Cell Status Monitoring of Spheroids and Microcarriers Using Microfluidic Impedance Cytometry” and Frontispiece in Small!

Read more: DOI

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10 July 2020 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Nishanth for his publication “Recapitulating atherogenic flow disturbances and vascular inflammation in a perfusable 3D stenosis model” in Biofabrication!

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6 July 2020 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Hui Min for her publication “Increased monocyte-platelet aggregates and monocyte-endothelial adhesion in healthy individuals with vitamin D deficiency” in FASEB!

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27 – 31 October 2019 – MicroTAS 2019 at Basel, Switzerland!

Prof Hou, Chayakorn and Hui Min had a blast at MicroTAS 2019 held in Basel, Switzerland this year! Both Chayakorn and Hui Min had an Oral Presentation each and were well-received!


25 Sept 2019 – Press release

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We are featured on several media platforms (Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Channel News AsiaCapital 958FMCapital 958FM FacebookChannel 8 online, News MedicalPhysOrg, NTU news releasefor our work on “Integrated inertial-impedance cytometry for rapid label-free leukocyte isolation and profiling of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)” in Lab on a Chip! (DOI)

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24 Apr 2019 – Emerging Investigator Series

Check out Dr. Hou’s feature interview with Lab on the Chip Blog as he talks about our most recent publication, the lab’s research direction, as well as some interesting questions regarding his personal life!

You can read more about the interview HERE and Chayakorn’s latest publication HERE!


15 Apr 2019 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Chayakorn for his publication “Integrated inertial-impedance cytometry for rapid label-free leukocyte isolation and profiling of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)” in Lab on a Chip – Emerging Investigator Series!

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14 Nov 2018 – New Publication!

Congratulations to HuiMin for her publication “Multiplexed label-free fractionation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells for rapid identification of monocyte-platelet aggregates” in Analytical Chemistry!

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11 – 15 November 2018 – MicroTAS 2018 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan!

Prof Hou, Nishanth, Chayakorn and Hui Min had a fruitful MicroTAS 2018 held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan this year! Both Nishanth and Chayakorn had an Oral Presentation each while Hui Min presented two of her work as Poster presentation!


11 Oct 2018 – #2 Most Downloaded!

Check out our publication “A tunable microfluidic 3D stenosis model to study leukocyte-endothelial interactions in atherosclerosis” which is currently the #2 most downloaded article on APL bioengineering! Click the article to read more!

Click HERE to read our publication!

Click HERE to read the Facebook article by AIP Publishing!


3 Aug 2018 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Chayakorn for his publication “Label-free leukocyte sorting and impedance-based profiling for diabetes testing” in Biosensors and Bioelectronics!

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24 July 2018 – MacRitchie Tree Top Walk!

The lab has successfully completed a 7 km hike up MacRitchie Tree Top Walk, a 250 m long freestanding suspension bridge, earning themselves a beautiful bird’s eye view of the canopy and a scrumptious lunch after.


22 – 23 June 2018 – The Interstellar Initiative 

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From left to right: Hou Han Wei (NTU), Jamie Blundell (University of Cambridge), Yasuo Ouchi (Chiba University)

Dr. Hou took part in the Interstellar Initiative mentoring workshop held at the New York Academy of Sciences conference center in downtown New York City on June 22 – 23, 2018.


8 Feb 2018 – Frontispiece in Small!

Congratulations to Hui Min for her frontispiece in Small (Volume 14, Issue 6).

See more: DOI

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2 Jan 2018 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Nishanth for his publication “A tunable microfluidic 3D stenosis model to study leukocyte-endothelial interactions in atherosclerosis” in APL Bioengineering!

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This article was featured on APL Bioengineering (AIP) and several other media outlets such as ScienceDaily and EETimes.


1 December 2017 – Feature in Nov – Dec Issue of NTU Continuum

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Dr. Hou was featured in the NTU Continuum (Nov-Dec issue) on the topic “Breaking New Grounds in the War Against Diabetes”.


23 November 2017 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Hui Min for her publication “A Novel Microdevice for Rapid Neutrophil Purification and Phenotyping in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” in Small!

Read more: DOI


24 October 2017 – Poster Award from Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB)

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Dr. Hou receiving the Award Certificate from Prof Daniel Irimia

Congrats to Hui Min for winning the Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) award for her poster at MicroTas 2017 (Savannah, Georgia, USA)! Read more about her work here!


22 – 26 October 2017 – MicroTAS 2017 at Savannah, Georgia, USA!

Prof Hou, Chayakorn and Nishanth attended MicroTAS 2017 held in Savannah, Georgia, USA this year! Both Chayakorn and Nishanth had an Oral Presentation each and their work were very well-received by the audience!


29 September 2016 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Hui Min for her publication “Rapid and label-free microfluidic neutrophil purification and phenotyping in diabetes mellitus” in NPG Asia Materials!

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18 July 2017 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Nishanth for his publication “Micro-engineered perfusable 3D vasculatures for cardiovascular diseases” in Lab on a Chip!

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3 May 2017 – Winning the War Against Diabetes Forum

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Dr. Hou during panel discussion

At the Winning the War Against Diabetes Forum, Dr. Hou was invited to give a presentation on “Microtechnologies for Immune and Vascular Health Profiling in Diabetes“, and be part of a panel discussion to talk about “Diabetes in Singapore: Present and Future Challenges”.


5 April 2017 – We’ve moved!

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On this day, we have officially moved from our NTU Yunnan Campus (Experimental Medicine Building) to the Novena Campus (Clinical Sciences Building)!


27 March 2017 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Hou for his publication “Advances in Neutrophil Testing In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” in Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity Journal!

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12 March 2017 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Chayakorn for his publication “Advances in Single Cell Impedance Cytometry for Biomedical Applications” in Micromachines!

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5 March 2017 – NTU-LKC Openhouse

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This year at the NTU Open House, Dr. Hou and Hui Min showcased our lab at the Experimental Sciences Building to prospective students interested in the LKC medical school.


6 July 2016 – New Publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Hou Han Wei for his publication “Rapid and label-free microfluidic neutrophil purification and phenotyping in diabetes mellitus” in Scientific Reports!

Read more: DOI

This article was also featured in various media outlets, including The Straits TimesLianhe ZaobaoScienceDailyNews Medical.net! Dr. Hou was also interviewed by  Mediacorp Channel 8 on this work.