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Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module - Instructor Guides
28 Aug 2017 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module
Inference from Single Molecules to Cells
19 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Pressé
Steve Pressé, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from McGill...
Pulsed Power as an Enabling Technology for Cellular Manipulation and Cancer Treatment
02 Dec 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...
MidQBio 2016: 4th Midwest Quantitative Biology Symposium
22 Oct 2016 | Workshops | 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...
The Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Its role in metastasis? Can Theory Help Cancer Biology?
19 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | 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"...
Collective Sensing by Communicating Cells
22 Sep 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] Rare Events with Large-Impact: Bioengineering & Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells
04 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mehmet Toner
Dr. Mehmet Toner is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and is the co-founding director of the...
[Illinois] Advances in Nanoindentation Techniques for Wood Cell Walls
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joseph Jakes
Dr. Jakes recieved his B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2005, his M.S. in Materials Science in 2007, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2010 all from the University of Wisconsin,...
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of adherent cells
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Chadwick
Dr. Chadwick received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1971, where he studied light scattering phenomena in blood. Dr. Chadwick...
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of nonadherent cells
Single Molecule Imaging in Live Cells
28 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] Knowledge, Context, and Process: Building a Foundational Infrastructure for Engineering Cells for Use in an Uncertain World
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | 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,...
Iterative Solution Method for an Implicit Orbit Averaged Particle-in-Cell Model
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...
Traction Force Microscopy
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29 Jan 2015 | Tools | 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
04 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Bio-inspired Microenvironments Regulate Cell Fate
14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] CMMB IGERT & M-CNTC Annual Symposium: Program Overview
06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | 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
08 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
[Illinois] CPLC Seminar Series: Living Cell Studies Assisted by Nanoengineering Surfaces
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | 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...