2017 Summer School on Engineered Living Systems

Application for 2017 Summer School on Engineered Living Systems: NOW OPEN!

Rolling admissions!

2017 Summer School on Engineered Living Systems (ELS) will convene forward-looking thought-leaders whose primary goal is to develop the scientific/engineering base and probe the ethical implications that arise from these complex biological interactions; their resultant emergent behaviors; and the ultimate creation of complex biological systems engineered to perform specific, targeted functions. 

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What Summer School on ELS Offers

Speakers List

Eligibility to Apply

Application and Program Timeline

How to Apply

Application Components

Registration Fee

Sponsors

 

What Summer School on ELS Offers

  • Framed by EBICS interdisciplinary modules
  • Led by leaders in the field of ELS
  • Modeled after successful GEM4 and BioNanotechnology Summer Schools
  • Advertised nationally and internationally
  • Held at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

Speakers List - this list will grow and is subject to change

  • On Ethics:
    • Dr. Lizanne DeStefano (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • On IP and Entrepreneurship:
    • Dr. Jon Rowley (RoosterBio Inc.)
    • Steve Wille (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • On Machines/Robotics:
    • Coming soon
  • On Synthetic Bio:
    • Dr. Ron Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Dr. M. Taher Saif (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • On Mechanobiology:
    • Dr. Michael Sheetz (Columbia University)
  • On Imaging:
    • Dr. Paul Selvin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    • Dr. Peter So (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • On Biomaterials:
    • Coming soon
  • On Microfluidics and Biofabrication
    • Dr. Roger Kamm (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Dr. Rashid Bashir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • On Stem Cell/Tissue Engineering
    • Dr. William Murphy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • Dr. Todd McDevitt (Gladstone Institutes)
  • On Computational Modeling
    • Dr. Melissa Kemp (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    • Dr. James Sharpe (Centre for Genomic Regulation)
  • Biomanufacturing
    • Dr. Wei Sun (Drexel University)
  • On Dev. Bio/Organoids
    • Dr. Stas Shvartsman (Princeton University)

Eligibility to Apply

Domestic and international

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Faculty

Application and Program Timeline

  • March 31, 2017: NEW! Priority deadline for rolling admissions. Applications submitted after today will only be reviewed subject to space availability. Your application will not be considered if it is missing any required application components.
  • June 5 - 16, 2017: Summer School on ELS in session at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC)

How to Apply

Application Components:

  • Background information
  • Professional information
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Abstract of poster you will present at Summer School

Registration Fee

  • $1,250 registration fee if selected to attend 2017 Summer School on ELS
    • Scholarships are available for participants with demonstrated need.

Co-sponsored by: Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and National Science Foundation (NSF)

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