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Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module
28 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module provides a review of "cells", the smallest unit exhibiting the properties of life. It discusses how these cells are being used in bioMEMS as well as other micro and nano-sized devices. A research activity provides the opportunity to further explore how...
Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module - Instructor Guides
Inference from Single Molecules to Cells
19 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Pressé
Pulsed Power as an Enabling Technology for Cellular Manipulation and Cancer Treatment
02 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Allen Garner
Ongoing research explores the application of pulsed power for biomedical applications, including athermal sterilization of milk, water, and juices, cancer treatment, permeabilization of cells and tissues for drug delivery, and even wound healing. This lecture will provide a general overview...
MidQBio 2016: 4th Midwest Quantitative Biology Symposium
22 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Srividya Iyer-Biswas, Tamara L. Kinzer-Ursem, Andrew Mugler
The MidQBio Symposium aims to bring together research groups from around the Midwest with a shared interest in quantitative biology, and to help build a community of these researchers. The symposium provides researchers opportunities to meet periodically to disseminate recent results; network...
The Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Its role in metastasis? Can Theory Help Cancer Biology?
19 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Herbert Levine
In order to spread from the primary tumor to distant sites, cancer cells must undergo a coordinated change in their phenotypic properties referred to as the "epithelial-to-mesenchymal" transition. We have studied the nonlinear genetic circuits that are responsible for this...
Collective Sensing by Communicating Cells
22 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Mugler
In this talk I will describe recent theoretical and experimental results in which this question is explored in several contexts, including gradient detection by groups of epithelial cells. I will show how communication allows cells to perform qualitatively new behaviors that single cells cannot...
[Illinois] Rare Events with Large-Impact: Bioengineering & Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells
04 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mehmet Toner
[Illinois] Advances in Nanoindentation Techniques for Wood Cell Walls
18 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Jakes
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of adherent cells
18 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Chadwick
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of nonadherent cells
Single Molecule Imaging in Live Cells
28 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kenneth Ritchie
Bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Caulobacter crescentus, are the most studied and perhaps best-understood organisms in biology. The advances in understanding of living systems gained from these organisms are immense....
Iterative Solution Method for an Implicit Orbit Averaged Particle-in-Cell Model
18 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Benjamin Sturdevant
Present kinetic simulations of turbulence in magnetized plasmas employ models from gyrokinetic theory, which is based on a number of ordering assumptions used to reduce the Vlasov-Maxwell system to eliminate high frequency phenomena. Recently, a second order accurate, implicit particle-in-cell...
[Illinois] Knowledge, Context, and Process: Building a Foundational Infrastructure for Engineering Cells for Use in an Uncertain World
18 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Arkin
Both natural and synthetically augmented organisms, like those engineered to produce advanced biofuels, ultimately have to operate in an uncertain world. Resources change, contact with other life, and yield surprising interactions, and in some cases, changes in one’s own genetic code lead...
Traction Force Microscopy
17 Apr 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Bara Saadah, AbderRahman N Sobh, Alireza Tofangchi
This is a tool for particle motion tracking with respect to physical forces.
[Illinois] Peptide Release from the Cells of the Dorsal Root Ganglion upon Application of Tensile Strain
29 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Emily Tillmaand
Morphological and electrophysiological studies have shown that neurons respond to specific mechanical environments. However, studies linking specific neuropeptide release based on changes in the mechanical environment are lacking. To further study the effect of mechanical stress on the cells of...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Bio-inspired Microenvironments Regulate Cell Fate
05 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Engler
Epigenetic regulation of stem cell fate by intrinsic properties of the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM), e.g. stiffness, organization, composition, etc., appears to be an important yet underappreciated contributor in development, disease, and aging. I will describe our efforts to develop...
[Illinois] CMMB IGERT & M-CNTC Annual Symposium: Program Overview
23 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Taher A. Saif
The second annual CMMB IGERT PI and Trainee Meeting was held on August 31, 2011. Dr. Saif walks through the goals and current status of the programs, and introduces the students involved.
[Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Mechanical Property Characterization for 3D Collagen Cancer Cell Cultures
21 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Yue Wang
The tumor microenvironment is mechanically modified during cancer progression. Imaging of tumor mechanical environment will provide new information for early cancer diagnosis. However, it is less clear how the mechanical environment is tuned in cancer. The goal of this study is to understand more...
[Illinois] CPLC Seminar Series: Living Cell Studies Assisted by Nanoengineering Surfaces
26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Logan Liu
It is known that living cells interact with their micro and nanoscale environments. We created a variety of nanoengineered surfaces which can interact with living cells grown on top. Two particular examples will be demonstrated. The first one is ultrasensitive 3D confocal fluorescence microscopy...