Kenza S.

PhD ECEng Microfluidics & Synthetic Biology Shih Microfluidics Lab, Concordia University, Montréal, CA

Bioengineer, science communicator. PhD Researcher at the Shih Microfluidics Lab, community manager and co-founder at Bricobio, your local Montréal DIYBio lab, freelance biotech consultant. I’m also on the SynBio Canada’s Steering Committee as a Community Officer, involved with iGEMHQ as judge + Safety and security Commitee and iGEM Concordia instructor.

For my day time job (PhD), I build cool things, like control systems that can make you play with cells and droplets on a chip.

Otherwise, I grow cool things, like Kombucha leather lamps, fermented mustard …

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Academic interests: Microfluidics, (mammalian) synthetic biology, ecosystem engineering, gene drives, soil microbiota.

Other: Traveling, outdoor adventures and photography/art.

Publications

2021

Davis, A. N., Samlali, K., Kapadia, J. B., Perreault, J., Shih, S. C. C., & Kharma, N. (2021). Digital Microfluidics Chips for the Execution and Real-Time Monitoring of Multiple Ribozymatic Cleavage Reactions. ACS Omega, 6(35), 22514–22524. DOI

2020

Little, S. R., Perry, J. M., Samlali, K., & Shih, S. C. C. (2020). CHAPTER 8: Droplet Microfluidics: Applications in Synthetic Biology. In Droplet Microfluidics (pp. 193–222).

Samlali K., Ahmadi F., Quach A. B. V., Soffer G., Shih, S.C.C. (2020). One cell, one drop, one click: Hybrid microfluidic mammalian single-cell isolation. SMALL,16(34), 2002400. DOI.



Samlali K., Ahmadi F., Quach A. B. V., Soffer G., Shih, S.C.C. (2020). One cell, one drop, one click: Hybrid microfluidic mammalian single-cell isolation. BioRxiv, DOI.

2019

Ahmadi F., Samlali K., Vo PQS, Shih S.C.C. (2019). An integrated droplet-digital microfluidic system for on-demand droplet creation, mixing, incubation, and sorting. Lab on Chip. DOI.



Talks

EIMC 2021

SLAS 2020

uTAS 2019

Thesis

M. Sc. Thesis. Samlali, K. Development of an EMS based random mutagenesis method of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) R.irregularis DAOM-197198 for industrial applications and mycorrhizal research. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - KU Leuven



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