EBICS participants contribute to the NSF-funded Miniature Brain Machinery (MBM) Program

The NSF-funded Miniature Brain Machinery (MBM) Program continues to blaze a trail at the University of Illinois in its emerging field combining cognitive & behavior studies with brain cell & tissue studies, with the goal of training the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to advance discovery in the interdisciplinary field of brain organoids.

Stice lab - Stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs brain tissue

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models. They published their findings in the journal Translational Stroke Research.

Griffith lab - Body on a Chip to Study Drug Effects on Multiple Organ Systems Simultaneously

Researchers at MIT have developed an advanced microfluidic system that encompasses tissues from up to 10 organs. The device allows scientists to test the effects of drug candidates on multiple organ systems simultaneously. Screening drug candidates in this way reduces the chance of unexpected side-effects during subsequent clinical trials, and reduces the need for animal testing.

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EBICS at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

EBICS was invited to demonstrate at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival (USA Science & Engineering Festival) in Washington, DC, sponsored by the NSF. The Festival showcases their demos of 3D printing, Biobots, and light-controlled synthetic robots.


Click HERE to learn more about the exhibit

Michael Elowitz to present EBICS Distinguished Lecture

Communication and Computation in Mammalian Cells

Michael B. Elowitz

Professor of Biology and Bioengineering;

CalTech, Investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering

 

Engineering Cellular Systems Summer School @ University of Illinois

AUGUST 6 – 10, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WHAT:
A week of lectures and hands-on training in engineering, biological, and physical science laboratory techniques covering topics such as cell biology, engineering tools, biomachines, organs on a chip, neuroengineering and computational tools. This Summer School is co-organized by MIT, Georgia Tech and UIUC. See Sample Schedule by clicking the title above.

Events

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Dr. Ritu Raman returns to Science Friday!

Location: https://www.sciencefriday.com/listen/
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Multi-Institutional Trainee Research Symposium

Location: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Micro and Nanothechnology Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3005) and Weblink
See also: Conference
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:00am

Distinguished Lecture Celeste Nelson

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology ( "Suddath Room" in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience) and Webinar Link

Engineering Cellular Systems Summer School @ University of Illinois

AUGUST 6 – 10, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WHAT:
A week of lectures and hands-on training in engineering, biological, and physical science laboratory techniques covering topics such as cell biology, engineering tools, biomachines, organs on a chip, neuroengineering and computational tools. This Summer School is co-organized by MIT, Georgia Tech and UIUC. See Sample Schedule by clicking the title above.

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