Detailed subject description
The objective of this thesis is to participate in the development of a microfluidic device that
will be able to isolate and characterize microbial communities immured in ice cores. Given
that access to ice core samples for biological exploration is limited due to technical issues
related to sample volume required in traditional approaches as well as contamination issues,
there is a clear need to miniaturize and improve sampling and analysis tools. By miniaturizing
the sample volumes, we will also increase the temporal resolution (in traditional methods,
large sample volumes of ice are melted and incorporate different layers that represent
different time scales).

More information : PhDProposal_Microglace.pdf