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