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...
Pulsed Power as an Enabling Technology for Cellular Manipulation and Cancer Treatment
02 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Allen Garner
Ongoing research explores the application of pulsed power for biomedical applications, including athermal sterilization of milk, water, and juices, cancer treatment, permeabilization of cells and tissues for drug delivery, and even wound healing. This lecture will provide a general overview...
Smarter Sensors: in Crop Production and Protection
17 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri, Babak Ziaie
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2011: Interfacing Engineering, Biology, and Medicine at the Micro and Nano Scale
13 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir
In this talk, we will present an overviewof our work in Silicon-Based BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology and discuss the state of the art and thefuture challenges and opportunities. We will review a range of projects in our group focused towardsdeveloping rapid detection of biological entities and...
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Precisely Size Controlled Drug-silica Nanoconjugate for Cancer Therapy
05 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Li Tang
Drug delivery nanomedicine, exemplified by micelles and nanoparticles roughly in the size range of 1-200 nm, have attracted much interest in the past 2-3 decades as alternative modalities for cancer treatment. The size of these drug delivery vehicles has been strongly correlated with their in...
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Directed Blood Vessel Growth Using an Angiogenic Microfiber/Microparticle Composite Patch
05 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ross J DeVolder
Therapeutic angiogenesis has emerged as a promising strategy to treat various acute and chronic vascular diseases, and to enhance tissue repair and regeneration. Common revascularization therapies include the administration of angiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)....
Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Deconvolving Stiffness in MEMS Pedestal Cell Mass Measurements
05 Dec 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Elise Corbin
The complex relationships between a cell's behavior and the physical properties of both itself and its environment have long been of interest. Specifically, the understanding the mechanisms through which a cell's physical properties influence cell growth, cell differentiation, cell cycle...
Energy Biofuels: An Even Better Alternative to Oil
10 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Maureen McCann
Discussion about Ion Channels Using Reduced Model Approaches
21 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Fonseca
The seminar will cover the reasons how the channels are able to selectively permit the flow of certain species of ions while blocking other physiological cations.
ME 597 Lecture 25: AFM in Liquids I
20 Dec 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Arvind Raman
ME 597 Lecture 26: AFM in Liquids II