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  1. [Illinois] GEM4 2012: 3D Microscopy, Confocal, Multiphoton & SHG Microscopy

    29 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Peter So

    Our objective is to educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of cell and molecular biomechanics, and to provide an intense learning experience, and to facilitate interactions among engineers, biologists and clinicians. The goals are to help train a new generation of...

  2. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Label-Free Electronic Detection of Cancer Biomarkers Using Silicon Nanowire Arrays

    18 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Dorvel

    Improving the performance and lowering the analyte detection limits of optical and electronic biosensors is essential for advancing wide ranging applications in diagnostics and drug discovery. One of these diagnostic platforms, based upon microfluidics coupled to ion-selective field effect...

  3. [Illinois] Nano EP Series: Nanosoldering Carbon Nanotube Junctions with Metal via Local Chemical Vapor Deposition for Improved Device Performance

    18 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jae Won-Do

    Carbon nanotube network (CNTN) devices are useful in integrated circuits and display drivers, particularly in applications that make use of thin film transistors (TFTs) on flexible or transparent substrates. However, in such CNTN devices, the performance is usually limited by high electrical and...

  4. [Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Dispersion-relation Spectroscopy of Intracellular Transport

    18 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ru Wang

    The interior of a living cell is a busy place. Molecular motors move materials along prescribed biopolymer tracks. This sort of active transport is required to rapidly move products over large distances within the cell, where passive diffusion is too slow. Just as understanding the flow of...

  5. [Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Membrane Sculpting by F-BAR Domains Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    18 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Hang Yu

    Interplay between cellular membranes and their peripheral proteins drives many processes in eukaryotic cells. Proteins of the Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs (BAR) domain family, in particular, play a role in cellular morphogenesis, for example curving planar membranes into tubular membranes. However, it is...

  6. [Illinois] Nano EP Series - Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser

    17 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Mong-Kai Wu

    "Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser"Mong-Kai WuThis work presents the recent progress of the transistor laser. The transistor laser is a three terminal device which can simultaneously produce electrical and optical signals. Because of the titled charge configuration in base, the device has shown...

  7. [Illinois] Nano EP Series: Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays

    12 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jyothi Sadhu

    "Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays"The possibility of using silicon as a thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery is technologically significant due to silicon's economy of scale and vast processing knowhow. Patterning silicon as nanowires with roughened sidewalls is...

  8. [Illinois] Coping with the Unknown: A Guide for Bacteria and Bacteriologists

    07 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Freddolino

    Bacteria and other microorganisms rely on a complex sensory and regulatory network in order to respond appropriately to hazards and opportunities in their surroundings. This network, shaped over the evolutionary history of the organism, must provide an internal representation of frequently...

  9. [Illinois] Nanohour Seminar Series -"Proton-Coupled Mechanochemical Transduction" Mechanogenerating Acids.

    05 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Charles Diesendruck

    Biological structural materials have the intrinsic capability to self-reinforce, self-heal or remodel in response to macroscopic damage. Incorporation of these features in synthetic polymers could lead to materials with service lifetimes well beyond current generation materials, circumventing...

  10. [Illinois] BioEngineering Seminar Series: Novel Receptor-Targeting Radiolabeled Peptides for Cancer Imaging

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Yubin Miao

    Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and melanocortin-1 (MC1) receptors are attractive molecular targets for cancer imaging due to their over-expressions on cancer cells. GnRH and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) peptides can bind the GnRH and MC1 receptors with nanomolar...

  11. [Illinois] Beckman Director's Seminar - Quantitative Phase Imaging

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    "Ever since the invention of the microscope in the 17th century, it has been observed that live cells are transparent under visible illumination, i.e. they do not absorb (or scatter) light significantly. Thus, a magnified image of cells will generally exhibit low contrast. In order to overcome...

  12. [Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: The value of an international research experience and how it can change your approach to research

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Heather Huntsman, Samantha Knoll

    Oct. 9, 2012Heather and Samantha spent part of Summer 2012 at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.This series is organized by PhD students who are appointed as Trainees in the NIH/NCI Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (M-CNTC) and in the NSF IGERT in Cellular and Molecular Mechanics...

  13. [Illinois] Nano-EP Seminar Series: Nanogenerators and piezotronics - from basic science to novel applications

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Zhong Lin Wang

    Developing wireless nanodevices and nanosystems is of critical importance for sensing, medical science, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, defense technology and even personal electronics. It is highly desirable for wireless devices to be self-powered without using battery. We have...

  14. [Illinois] Nano EP Seminar Series: Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Lito de la Rama

    "Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals"Materials exhibit unique thermodynamic properties at the nanoscale.The study of size-dependent phenomena is critical in our understanding of nanoscale systems.We have developed an ultra-sensitive, fast-scanning thin film...

  15. [Illinois] Nano EP Seminar Series: Dipole Instabilities in AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures and the Direct Generation of Millimeter-Wave Oscillations and Intrinsic Tristability in RTDs

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Paul Douglas Yoder

    Negative differential drift velocity in wurtzite GaN has been verified experimentally, yet in spite of the wealth of documented theoretical investigations of GaN-based Gunn diodes, not a single such device has yet been demonstrated. The likelihood of realizing GaN-based k-space transfer devices...

  16. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Understanding and Controlling Fibrotic Myocardium

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Guy Genin

    Hypertension kills 1 in every 5000 Americans each year and affects the majority of those over the age of 55. Following prolonged hypertension, cardiac fibroblasts within the heart convert to myofibroblasts, a larger, contractile phenotype that produces fibrous connective tissue and thereby...

  17. [Illinois] Microbiology Seminar Series: Salmonella Resistance to Phagocytic Superoxide

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James M. Slauch

    "Salmonella cause 1.4 million cases of gastroenteritis and enteric fever per year in the US and lead all other foodborne bacterial pathogens as a cause of death. The long-term objectives of our research are to understand the molecular mechanisms by which Salmonella circumvents the host immune...

  18. [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...

  19. [Illinois] MechSE Bio Interest Group Seminar Series: Spatially-Patterned Collagen Scaffolds for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering and Regulating Stem Cell Fate

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Steven Caliari

    "Regeneration of multi-tissue structures like the tendon-bone junction (TBJ) requires dynamic new biomaterial technologies. The TBJ contains gradations of protein and mineral content that serve to minimize stresses at the interface between the stiff bone and softer tendon to prevent failure....

  20. [Illinois] CABPN Workshop

    26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir, Matthew V. Schulmerich, Jianjun Cheng, Brian Cunningham, William Helferich, Manas Ranjan Gartia, Jozef L. Kokini, Lila Vodkin

    CABPN is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Its mission is to conduct industry-relevant fundamental research, enhance graduate education and research, and to facilitate technology transfer to industry.(Source: http://cabpn.illinois.edu/index.php)