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[Illinois] Plasmonic Engineering in Nanomedicine
28 Apr 2014 | 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 applications in bioimaging, biosensing, and targted and externally-triggered therapy. In the first...
[Illinois] Beckman Director's Seminar: Computational Imaging of Biological Membranes and Membrane Proteins
11 Apr 2014 | | 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 biochemical and biophysical research, in particular, has experienced tremendous progress over the last...
[Illinois] How to Break the "Fundamental" Limits of Nanobiosensing
07 Apr 2014 | | 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, possibly flexible and transparent displays), bioelectronics (e.g., nanobio sensors for genomics,...
[Illinois] Synergistic Assembly of All-carbon Nanoscopic p/n Junctions
13 Mar 2014 | | 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 advantageous carrier transport properties and improved mechanical/chemical stability. However, fullerenes...
28 Oct 2013 | | 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
26 Feb 2014 | | 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 be used for in vivo drug delivery or sensing of a biological toxin. Researchers can also use these...
[Illinois] Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) for Quantification of Microcirculatory Flow
26 Feb 2014 | | 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 rely on the passive diffusion of water molecules to interrogate the structure of the object or tissue...
[Illinois] Combining 3D Cell Culture Models and Chemical Imaginging
21 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Holton
Full Title: Combining 3D Cell Culture Models and Chemical Imaging for Understanding Fibroblast-Epithelial Interactions During Early Breast Cancel ProgressionCarcinomas, including skin, breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers, comprise the most common types of cancer in the United States....
[Illinois] The Role of ORCA in Chromatic Organization and DNA Replication
21 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Sumanprava Giri
[Illinois] Using Resonant Mass Sensors to Characterize Single Cell Adhesion
21 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Katrina Keller
[Illinois] Designer Plasmonic Materials for Mid-Infrared Devices
17 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Law
The fields of plasmonics and metamaterials have seen significant growth in recent years, due to the interest in creating novel photonic devices as well as exploring the physics behind light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. Much of this work has been done in the visible spectral range with...
[Illinois] Microreactors and Click Chemistry for Synthesis of Molecular Imaging Probes
22 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Whittenberg
Gold nanorods are being studied within biological systems for applications such as drug delivery, imaging, Molecular imaging probes play a pivotal role in detecting and staging cancer, and enable physicians to effectively plan treatments for cancer...
[Illinois] Bioengineering Seminar Series
29 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: NanoBio Node
Bioengineering combines the analytical and experimental methods of the engineering profession with the biological and medical sciences to achieve a more detailed understanding of biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. The engineer's quantitative and analytical...
[Illinois] NanoSTRuCT K-12: Nanoscale Science and Technology Resources for Community Teaching in K-12
22 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander Cerjanic, Brittany Renee Weida
NanoSTRuCT is a student-organized project to develop and refine activities for bringing nanoscale science to community classrooms. As a student-led project, students and trainees have begun to lay the foundation for an ongoing and sustainable project including planning, resource development, and...
23 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Prashant K Jain, Nahil Sobh, Jeremy Smith, AbderRahman N Sobh, Sarah White, Jacob Faucheaux, John Feser
Calculate scattering and absorption of light by targets with arbitrary geometries and complex refractive index.
cadnano to PDB File Converter
13 Nov 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jejoong Yoo, AbderRahman N Sobh, Chen-Yu Li, Aleksei Aksimentiev
Accepts CadNano files in the form of *.json and outputs a file in *.pdb which can be read by programs such as VMD.
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Reproductive Rhythms
24 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Megan Mahoney, Martha U. Gillette
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Biological Rhythms in Health and Disease
24 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Martha U. Gillette
Our major research thrusts are to understand: 1) signals that engage the circadian clockwork in the brain, 2) sub-cellular micro-environments that shape neuronal dendrites in development and repair, and 3) emergent behaviors of integrated neuronal systems.
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Nocturnal and Diurnal Adaptations
24 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Rhanor Gillette, Martha U. Gillette
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Circadian Control of Liver Function
24 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Shelley Tischkau, Martha U. Gillette