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  1. [Illinois] Introduction to Cell Visualization

    14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Emad Tajkhorshid

    Professor Emad Tajkhorshid speaks to University Laboratory High School students about his research in Computational Studies of Membranes and Membrane Associated PhenomenaMembrane proteins are of critical importance for all living cells. They are responsible for exchange of materials and...

  2. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Pluripotency and Directed Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

    14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Fei Wang

    Our long-term goal is to define new conditions and molecular programs that govern fate decisions of human pluripotent stem cells such as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). The knowledge is essential if we are ultimately to use these cells for...

  3. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Bio-inspired Microenvironments Regulate Cell Fate

    14 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...

  4. [Illinois] SIAM Student Chapter Colloquium: Data Intensive Science: New Opportunities, Old Challenges

    14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Brunner

    Science, and society in general, is experiencing fundamental change. First is the explosion of data inundating everything from Astronomy to Zoology. Second is the severe impact of the economic recession and the federal budget deficit. Taken together, these challenges illuminate the need for new...

  5. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Cationic, Helical Polypeptide Based Gene Delivery for IMR90 Fibroblasts and Human Embryonic Stem Cells

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jonathan Yen

    New diblock copolymers consisting of poly(ethyleneglycol)-block-poly(?-(4-(piperidin-1-yl)ethanaminomethylbenzyl)-L-glutamate), PEG-b-PVBLG-8 were synthesized for the effective transfection of hard to transfect cells like IMR90, human fetal lung fibroblasts and human embryonic stem cells (hESC)....

  6. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Fabrication and Characterization of Multi-Compartment Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel Weisgerber

    We are working to create multi-compartment scaffolds as regenerative templates for multi-tissue interfaces such as the tendon to bone junction (TBJ). Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds have previously been successfully employed in a variety of soft tissue regeneration applications....

  7. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: CYP17A1: Gatekeeper to Androgen Biosynthesis

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Gregory

    Human Cytochrome P45017A1 (CYP17) catalyzes the 17 alpha-hydroxylation of pregnenolone and progesterone as well as the subsequent 17,20 carbon-carbon lyase chemistry of its hydroxylated products. CYP17 function plays a central role in human steroid hormone biosynthesis, and its activity is...

  8. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Human Colon Carcinoma Cells on Gels: Spatial Confinement and Mechanosensing

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Yakut Ali

    New Mounting experimental evidences suggest that cells can sense and respond to mechanical cues (i.e. substrate stiffness) and geometric cues in 2D and 3D culture models. Hence, engineered mechanical microenvironment can enable new in vitro mechano-biology studies, which are otherwise...

  9. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Nanostructured Surface for Enhanced Fluorescence Cell Imaging

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Austin Hsiao

    We have created a nanostructure substrate on which three-dimensional confocal fluorescence cell-imaging sensitivity is amplified for cell membrane and cytoplasm. The nanostructure substrate was fabricated using a plasma etching technique to create a randomized array of nano-pillars. Confocal...

  10. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Syed-Irfan Ahmed, Rashid Bashir

    It is known that more than 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer during 2009, and half a million have died (Cancer Statistics 2009, ACS). In spite of considerable effort, there has been limited success in reducing per capita deaths from cancer since 1950. This calls for a paradigm...

  11. [Illinois] NBSS11: Math Toolbox

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Goal: Develop a set of tools useful for optics and nanobiophotonics applications.

  12. [Illinois] NBSS11 NanoBiophotonics Summer School 2011

    13 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Biophotonics Summer School 2011Monday, May 23, 2011 – Friday, June 03, 2011The Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. The latest research developments are also covered, including: biomolecular sensing,...

  13. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 16: Importance Sampling

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley

  14. [Illinois] PHYS466 2013 Lecture 24: Density Functional Theory

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley

  15. [Illinois] NBSS11: First Impressions; Ravikant Samantham

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Nadia Jassim

    Biophotonics Summer School 2011May 21st - June 1st 2011 Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisThe Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. In 2011, some of the topics covered included principles of biophotonics, technology...

  16. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 23: EM fields

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers...

  17. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 24: Propagation in Anisotropic Media

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers...

  18. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 26: Review

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers...

  19. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 24: Link Between Mechanics and Cell Behavior

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Taher A. Saif

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....

  20. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 25: Force Traction Microscopy: A Review

    12 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Alireza Tofangchi

    BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology provides an introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology in mechanobiology and in cancer. This is a highly interdisciplinary field of research where knowledge from various disciplines is presented and integrated....