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[Illinois] Mechanobiology in Neuronal Development
01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Taher A. Saif
Professor Saif’s research focuses on the mechanics of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), fracture mechanics, submicron materials behavior and bio-MEMS. He uses MEMS devices, often of...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Summer Institute 2014
01 Aug 2014 | Workshops | Contributor(s): NanoBio Node
Attendees participate in two weeks of lectures and hands-on training in engineering and physical science laboratory techniques by experts in the field. Topics include cancer...
[Illinois] Fundamentals of Nano-Optics and Plasmonics for the Biomedical Researcher
01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Prashant K Jain
Prashant Jain grew up in Bombay, where he completed his undergraduate education at the Institute of Chemical Technology. He obtained his PhD working with M. A. El-Sayed at Georgia Tech in 2008,...
[Illinois] Gold Nanostars as Tiny Hitchhikers for Cancer Therapeutics
01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Teri Odom
Teri W. Odom is the Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University. Her research focuses...
[Illinois] Cancer Basics
01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ann Nardulli
Since establishing her own laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Ann M. Nardulli, Ph.D., has continued to pursue her interests in breast cancer biology and...
DIY BIOSENSORS Summer 2014 Workshop
08 Jul 2014 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
Learn how to build a simple, low cost sensor to detect spoiled milk using simple materials that illustrate cool concepts such as microﬂuidics, sample processing and biodetection.
[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 3 Summer 2014 Workshop
03 Jul 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
In Day 3, the students continue building their first models of the biosensors. Once completed, they test out their newly-built biosensor with spoiled milk and evaluate their design. The students...
[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 4 Summer 2014 Workshop
28 Jun 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
In Day 4, the second prototype biosensors continued to be tested. The thought process of building an effective biosensor was then discussed. There were five steps taken: the design objective,...
[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 5 Summer 2014 Workshop
In Day 5, each group gave a presentation about the biosensor they had created. They discussed the design objective, design criteria, first prototype, lessons learned, and the second prototype. In...
[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 2 Summer 2014 Workshop
In Day 2, the students start out by brainstorming a design for their biosensor and the shape that they will cut it in. The students start their first prototype and build throughout the...
[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 1 Summer 2014 Workshop
26 Jun 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
In Day 1, the lecture starts out by discussing the three definitions of a biosensor. These definitions are: something that measures a physical process, something that measures a molecular...
[Illinois] Cooperation and Construction: From Multicellularity to Eusociality
28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Corina Tarnita
The evolutionary trajectory of life on earth is one of increasing size and complexity. Yet the standard equations of evolutionary dynamics describe mutation and selection among similar organisms...
[Illinois] Biomaterials to Replicate the Form and Function of Inhomogeneous Structures in the Body
28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brendan Harley
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex organization of structural proteins such as collagens and proteoglycans. Understanding that the ECM is dynamic and often spatially patterned or...
[Illinois] Plasmonic Engineering in Nanomedicine
28 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Srikanth Singamaneni
Plasmonics involves the control of light at the nanoscale using surface plasmons. One particular area where plasmonics is expected to make an enoromous impact is the field of life sciences, with...
[Illinois] Beckman Director's Seminar: Computational Imaging of Biological Membranes and Membrane Proteins
11 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Emad Tajkhorshid
Advanced scientific research and technological development increasingly rely on detailed descriptions of the underlying phenomena at higher resolutions, both spatially and temporally. Modern...
[Illinois] How to Break the "Fundamental" Limits of Nanobiosensing
07 Apr 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
As the future of Moore’s law of transistor scaling appears uncertain, electronics is being reinvented by broadening the focus to other areas including macroelectronics (electronics of large,...
[Illinois] Synergistic Assembly of All-carbon Nanoscopic p/n Junctions
13 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vincent C. Tung
All-carbon based photovoltaics comprised of n-type fullerenes and p-type single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are tantalizing candidates for light-harvesting and storage because of the...
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07 Mar 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Taha Goudarzi, AbderRahman N Sobh, Kathy Walsh, Nahil Sobh, Iwona Jasiuk
Nanoindentation for Mechanical Characterization of Soft Materials
[Illinois] Computational Design and Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
05 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dan Perlitz
There have been a large number of recent advancements in the design and manufacturing of biological machines commonly called "bio-bots." These machines, powered by cells, could...
[Illinois] Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) for Quantification of Microcirculatory Flow
05 Mar 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alex Cerjanic
Diffusion weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DW-MRI) is an increasingly popular tool used to probe the microscopic structure of materials and biological tissues. Most studies employing DW-MRI...