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  1. Fun Experiments You Can Only Do With Frogs

    08 Jul 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Rebecca W. Heald

    Our studies aim to reveal underlying principles of spindle assembly and biological size control, as well as the molecular basis of variation that contributes to genomic instability and evolution. This talk will focus on the nano-scale aspects and include some single molecule experiments our lab...

  2. Rebecca W. Heald

    Rebecca Heald is a cell biologist recognized for her work on cell division and biological size control. In particular, she is known for her use of cytoplasmic extracts prepared from eggs of the...


  3. Now You See It, Once Filtered, Hope You Don't

    07 Jul 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Patricia Kuberra, NNCI Nano

    Water is a valuable natural resource and resides in multiple reservoirs: the cryosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. Water quality is often jeopardized by various contaminants but can be improved by removing contaminants from the water whether they are macro (dirt and debris,) micro...

  4. CD8 T-cell Simulation

    27 Apr 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Hanna, Tyler Scott, T.J. Sego

    Simulation of CD8 T-cell differentiation in the early immune response

  5. Feb 17 2021

    Engineering Personalized Tissue Implants: From 3D Printing to Bionic Organs

    In this webinar, you will learn about cutting-edge bio and nanotechnologies for engineering functional tissues and organs, focusing on the design of new biomaterials mimicking the natural...


  6. [Illinois] ECE 416 Introduction to Biosensors II

    11 Feb 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham, George Daley

               In this lecture, we see how biosensors use transducers, devices that can translate presence of analyte into a physically measurable signal, to detect different analytes. The tranducers are chosen based off of the application...

  7. Influenza In Host Kinetics Model

    19 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Hanna, Tyler Scott, James A Glazier, Josua Oscar Aponte-Serrano

    Module explaining the in-host viral kinetics of IAV under different conditions.

  8. Resolving Power – Seeing is Understanding

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Lawrence, NNCI Nano

    This lesson introduces students to light microscopes and their limitations in viewing small features and objects.  In addition, they will learn about more powerful imaging tools by understanding the principles of operation of electron and atomic force microscopes. As a culminating...

  9. Jul 27 2020

    CompuCell3D 15th User Training Workshop

    Goal:By the end of this two-week course, participants will have implemented a basic simulation of their particular biological problem of interest. Post-course support and collaboration will be...


  10. Encapsulación y Liberación Controlada: Macro Cápsulas (Encapsulation & Controlled Release)

    30 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Kyle Forgette, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo introduce el proceso de la formación de macro cápsulas y el concepto de autoensamblaje. Formar cápsulas a escalas macro, micro y nano tiene aplicaciones muy importantes en la liberación de medicamentos, cosméticos, tecnología de...

  11. Micelas (Micelles)

    16 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Lisa Siedman, Jeanette Mowery, James J Marti, Kyle Forgette, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo introduce los conceptos de micelas y la concentración crítica de micelas (CMC, por sus siglas en inglés). Las micelas tienen aplicaciones importantes en la biotecnología. En ocasiones, se utilizan para llevar fármacos (drogas) a tejidos y...

  12. Simulating a Controlled Drug Delivery System

    11 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Rebekah Ravgiala, NNCI Nano

    In this activity, students will learn about alternative drug delivery methods and then prepare a controlled drug delivery system using sodium alginate and glucose to mimic the behavior of a controlled release drug delivery system. The purpose of this investigation is to model a controlled drug...

  13. Supermarket Science: Investigating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

    06 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews, NNCI Nano

    In this activity, students will use mock gel electrophoresis data to identify some common organisms that have been genetically modified. Gel electrophoresis is a technique that separates DNA, according to size, using an electric field. Students are introduced to the process by watching a...

  14. When a Cell Talks, Everyone Listens!

    06 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nicole Harper, NNCI Nano

    This is a two part lesson focused on diffusion and cell communication.  In Part 1, students will use the classic starch iodine diffusion activity. This activity can be done in any life science class. It can be used as an introduction to diffusion or as a refresher activity for advanced...

  15. Investigating the History of Biotechnology

    06 May 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews, PhD, NNCI Nano

    This activity examines the history of biotechnology from 1920 to present day and its impact on human health. Students rotate through a series of ten stations to read about biotechnology achievements over the decades and answer questions at each station. The activity can be done similar to a web...

  16. Understanding Movement of Molecules across the Cell Membrane

    17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brandi Childress, NNCI Nano

    This lesson uses a macro-model to demonstrate the diffusion of molecules across the cell membrane.  A deshelled egg serves as the cell model to observe movement in and out of the “cell”.  Students will learn that the cell membrane is composed of a complex nano-structured...

  17. Linear Diffusion and Cell Signaling

    17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: NNCI Nano

    In this activity, students explore the concept of diffusion as a component of cell communication.  Specifically, students will explore how the rate of diffusion varies with distance and concentration gradient. They will use a pipet with water and dye to observe a macro-model of diffusion....

  18. Using Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles to kill Antibiotic Resistant E. Coli.

    17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Falck, James Marti, NNCI Nano

    In this lab students will become familiar with biosynthesized silver nanoparticles, or bSNP’s. As part of the lesson, students will learn the potential of using biosynthesized silver nanoparticles for use as antimicrobials against antibiotic-resistant bacteria ...

  19. Multifaceted Microfluidics: Three simple methods to create a microfluidic device

    07 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Dixie Kullman, NNCI Nano

    This module is open-ended to allow for use in a number of classroom settings. The importance here is to permit the teacher to choose the technique provided and tailor the technique to the scientific principle. The students will create their own microfluidic devices and utilize their devices in...

  20. Achoo! Pollen Does More than Make Us Sneeze

    18 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Holly Leddy, NNCI Nano

    Harness the power of a scanning electron microscope to let students see that pollen is more than just the yellow dust that makes us sneeze sometimes! Students will learn to use scale bars to interpret size on microscope images, thus meeting math as well as science standards. Using that...