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[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Drugs of Abuse and Circadian Rhythms
30 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Joshua M Gulley, Martha U. Gillette
[Illinois] Interdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Nano/Biosystems (Design, Fabrication, and Characterization)
17 Dec 2013 |
The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Nano/Biosystems: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization aims to provide a stimulating discussing forum for recent advances in material design, fabrication and characterization techniques, including experiments, theories, computations, and modeling....
[Illinois] Rational Design of MegaDalton-Scale DNA-Based Light Harvesting Antennas
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Bathe
Programmed self-assembly of DNA using scaffolded DNA origami offers the unique opportunity to engineer complex structural assemblies at the MegaDalton-scale with sub-nanometer precision. Due to their sequence specificity, these nucleic acid assemblies also serve as programmable structural...
[Illinois] Graphene Synthesis from Biochar using Wet Chemical Treatment Process
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Sriraam Chandrasekaran
Biochar is a major by-product from pyrolysis and gasification of biomass. Biochar finds potential applications in soil amendment, carbon sequestration, super capacitors, adsorbents, etc. However, its applicability is limited by its properties such as low carbon content, low porosity, and surface...
[Illinois] Computational Microscopy for Health and Technology
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Klaus Schulten
It is today becoming possible to view and study biological systems on the cellular scale using computational methods, offering insights into new solutions to mankind's health and energy needs. Engineers and scientists at our NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics have worked...
[Illinois] The Spectacular Nano-Structured Attachment of Tendon to Bone and Our Appalling Attempts to Reconstitute It
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Guy Genin
Joining mechanically dissimilar materials is a challenge throughout engineering, with spectacular and often devastating failures. This challenge also underlies one of the worst procedures in all of medical practice, the surgical reattachment of tendon to bone. The body presents a highly...
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: M. Samy El Shall
Graphene has attracted great interest for a fundamental understanding of its unique structural and electronic properties and also for important potential applications in nanoelectronics and devices. The combination of highest mobility, thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability with the high...
[Illinois] Fluidic Nanoprobes for In Vitro Single Cell Studies
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Horatio Espinosa
A robust method for single cell access to deliver genes and small molecules to primary and sensitive cells is needed to advance the state-of-the-art in personalized medicine and therapeutics. To realize this goal, a microfluidic chip, so-called nanofountain probes (NFP), has been developed for...
[Illinois] Multi-function Semiconductor Membranes with Nanopore for Bio-Molecule Sensing and Manipulation
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jean-Pierre Leburton, Anuj Gridhar
In the recent years there has been a tremendous interest in using solid-state membranes with nanopores as a new tool for DNA and RNA characterization and possible sequencing. Among solid-state nanoporous membranes the use of mono-layer graphene is particularly attractive because of its electric...
[Illinois] A Microfluidic Approach for Cocrystallization of Drugs and Analysis via X-ray Diffraction
16 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Horstman
The process of pharmaceutical drug development is cost- and time-intensive. Candidate drugs (CDs) are screened with many counter ions (salt or cocrystal formers) to find solid forms of the drug with appropriate physicochemical (e.g., solubility, dissolution rate) properties. Cocrystals are...
[Illinois] Microcapsules for Luminescent Tracking and Controlled Drug Delivery
16 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Yulia Maximenko
Polyelectrolyte microcapsules are formed on porous calcium carbonate templates that are impregnated and coated with 2.9 nanometer luminescent silicon nanoparticles. The complexes are characterized in suspension as well as in thin films using fluorescence microscopy, optical microscopy, and x-ray...
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 13: Predictor-Corrector Models and Probabilistic Inference
30 Oct 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Thomas J. Anastasio
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 10: Time Series Learning and Nonlinear Signal Processing
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 1: Vectors, Matrices, and Basic Neural Computations
Using mathematical and computational methods to simulate many aspects of neural systems function.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 3: Forward and Recurrent Lateral Inhibition
Networks with forward and recurrent laterally inhibitory connectivity profiles can shape signals in space and time, and simulate certain forms of sensory and motor processing.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 6: Supervised Learning and Non-Uniform Representations
Supervised learning algorithms can train neural networks to associate patterns and simulate the non-uniform distributed representations found in many brain regions.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 7: Reinforcement Learning and Associative Conditioning
Reinforcement learning algorithms can simulate certain types of associative conditioning and train neural networks to form non-uniform distributed representations.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 9: Probability Estimation and Supervised Learning
Supervised learning algorithms can train neural units and networks to estimate probabilities and simulate the responses of neurons to multisensory stimulation.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 14: Future Directions in Neural Systems Modeling
In the future, neural systems models will become increasingly complex and will span levels from molecular interactions within neurons to interactions between networks
[Illinois] MCB 493 Neural Systems Modeling
29 Oct 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Thomas J. Anastasio
The purpose of this independent study is to give students hands-on experience in using computers to model neural systems. A neural system is a system of interconnected neural elements, or units. Students will use existing computer programs which will simulate real neural systems. They will...