How to Engineer Human Microbiomes?
02 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mohit Verma
We are developing tools based on nanotechnology, bioengineering, and analytical chemistry to understand causal relationships between microbiomes and their hosts, and to manipulate microbiomes for desirable outcomes, e.g. to shift patients from unhealthy to healthy states. One of these tools uses...
[Illinois] Rare Events with Large-Impact: Bioengineering & Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells
04 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mehmet Toner
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[Illinois] Cooperation and Construction: From Multicellularity to Eusociality
28 Apr 2014 | | 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 that compete on the same level of organization. I will try to outline a mathematical theory that might...
[Illinois] RiPPs: A Treasure Trove for Bioengineering
04 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Wilfred A. van der Donk
[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 effective...
[Illinois] B3SI 2012: Closing Session
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir, Lizzanne DeStefano, Hsiang-Yu Angie Wang, Hao-Ming Hsiao, Jimmy K. Hsia, Laura Arriola Miller
Deeper understandings of biological systems and advances in nanotechnology have provided new opportunities to make significant progress in mechanobiology, biosensing and dynamic control of engineered systems, with wide range of applications such as cancer research. In order to take advantage of...
[Illinois] Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body
27 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: John Rogers
Biology is soft, curvilinear, and transient; modern silicon technology is rigid, planar, and everlasting. Electronic systems that eliminate this profound mismatch in properties will lead to new types of devices, capable of integrating noninvasively with the body, providing function over some...
[Illinois] Genetic Engineering for Nisin Diffusion and Tool Walkthrough
30 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Asha Kirchhoff
In this video Illinois Bioengineering student Asha Kirchhoff discusses the fundamentals behind the Biomedical Engineering Society's Nisin Diffusion experiment and setup for Engineering Open House. She also provides a walkthrough for the Nisin Diffusion tool hosted here at Nanohub.org.
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[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2013: Using Primary Cells for Bioengineering
14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mahendra S. Rao
[Illinois] ECE 416 SPR Sensors I
27 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham
This lecture was an introduction to Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Sensors. It started out with an explanation of Coulomb's Law for the force between two charges. This lead to the concept of the electric field and with an applied...
[Illinois] Bioengineering Seminar Series
08 Feb 2013 |
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 approach;...
[Illinois] ECE 416: Biosensors
07 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham
Learn the underlying engineering principles used to detect small molecules, DNA, proteins, and cells in the context of applications in diagnostic testing, pharmaceutical research, and environmental monitoring. Biosensor approaches including electrochemistry, fluorescence, acoustics, and optics...
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[Illinois] BioEngineering Seminar Series: Novel Receptor-Targeting Radiolabeled Peptides for Cancer Imaging
26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Yubin Miao
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and melanocortin-1 (MC1) receptors are attractive molecular targets for cancer imaging due to their over-expressions on cancer cells. GnRH and alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) peptides can bind the GnRH and MC1 receptors with nanomolar...
[Illinois] CABPN Workshop
26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir, Matthew V. Schulmerich, Jianjun Cheng, Brian Cunningham, William Helferich, Manas Ranjan Gartia, Jozef L. Kokini, Lila Vodkin
CABPN is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Its mission is to conduct industry-relevant fundamental research, enhance graduate education and research, and to facilitate technology transfer to industry.(Source: http://cabpn.illinois.edu/index.php)
[Illinois] Biophotonics 2011: Intro to Cellular Bioengineering
15 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Yingxiao "Peter" Wang
Biophotonics Summer School 2011The 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 and methods of investigation. The latest research...
[Illinois] Cancer Community Symposium 2012: T Cell Receptors For Potential Cancer Immunotherapy Applications: Single Chain T Cell Receptors Circumvent Mispairing with Endogenous TCR and Mediate T Cell Activity
09 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: David H. Aggen
To improve the immune response to cancer, gene therapy with tumor-specific T cell-receptors (TCRs) provides an attractive approach to effectively arm patients T cells for tumor cell destruction. A high-affinity TCR specific for an antigenic peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pepMHC) can be...