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  1. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 26: A few basics of mechanics in light of cell biology

    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....

  2. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Applications in Cancer and Mechanobiology Lecture 27: Cancer Metastasis and Elasticity of Micro-Environment

    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....

  3. [Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series

    29 Jan 2016 |

    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 and BioNanotechnology (CMMB IGERT). These traineeships are designed to train the next generation...

  4. [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...

  5. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Comparitive Tumor Models - Use for Assessing Novel Drug Strategies

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mohamud Yusuf Mohamed

    Dr. Timothy Fan, Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine

  6. [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...

  7. [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...

  8. [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...

  9. [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...

  10. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Analyzing Protein Complexes from Mammalian Cells at the Single Molecular Level

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Yang Kevin Xiang

    Proteins perform most cellular functions in macromolecular complexes. Quantitative information on macromolecular complexes is scarce. The same protein often participates in different complexes to exhibit diverse functionality. Current ensemble approaches of identifying cellular protein...

  11. [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)....

  12. [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...

  13. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Direct Write Assembly of 3D Microperiodic Hydrogel Scaffolds For Stem Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Lucas Osterbur

    Stem cells have demonstrated remarkable potential for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through their ability for self-renewal and controlled differentiation. However, the development of optimal three dimensional (3D) scaffolds that overcome the limitations of 2D cell culture remains...

  14. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: DNA Mediated Synthesis of Novel Gold Nanoflowers for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Bryan M. Wong

    My research is focused at exploring the applications of a new class of gold nanoflower structure that exhibits interesting cellular uptake properties, tunable size and optical properties, and an exceptionally simple synthesis protocol. These properties make it an ideal platform for cancer...

  15. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Dynamics of Multimodal Magnetomotive Microspheres

    15 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Adeel Ahmad

    Iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (MNP's), due to their small size, unique magnetic properties and the ability to manipulate these remotely, are promising materials for diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutics in biomedical applications. In this presentation, we describe the fabrication,...

  16. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Exploring Academic Collaboration with the University of Cape Coast, Ghana with the Global Health Initiative at UIUC

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Erich Lidstone

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a longstanding history of excellent research with regard to science and engineering, and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at UIUC hopes to apply this research expertise toward the development of low-cost and resource-limited diagnostic tools...

  17. [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....

  18. [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...

  19. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Mesenchymal Stem Cells Contribute to Vascular Growth in Skeletal Muscle in Response to Eccentric Exercise

    14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Heather Huntsman

    Tissue health is critically dependent on vascularization to support growth and function following injury. In addition to multiple implications in the regenerative potential of other tissues, mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to promote vessel formation both in vivo and in vitro. Our recent...

  20. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Multilayered Metal Dielectric nanoLAMPS for Highly Sensitive Multiplexed Detection of Pre-metastatic Cancer Cells

    15 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Sean Sivapalan

    We fabricate a new class of nanoLAMPS based on recent theoretical designs by the Bhargava group. A variety of methods are adapted to create alternating metal and dielectric layered nanoparticles with embedded Raman reporter molecules. These reporter molecules are then subject to the intense...