Dept. of Bioengineering
The Dept. of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled its first students in Fall 2004. Bioengineering combines the analytical and experimental methods of the engineering profession with the biological and medical sciences to achieve a more detailed understanding of biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. The engineer's quantitative and analytical approach; traditional competence in the processing and control of information, energy, and materials; and ability to design and analyze systems are powerful tools when applied to biology, medicine; and quantitative studies of relationships between biological systems and their environments.
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(2016-04-29)The well-established dependence of cell traction forces on the compliance of supporting matrices has been attributed to levels of force exerted on components in focal contacts. Here, use of novel, force-limited nanoscale ...
Dissecting combinatorial microenvironmental regulation of cell fate and function using a multi-modal arraying platform (2017-06-26)Engineered systems provide a means of deconstructing the microenvironmental cues which guide cell fate and function. These cues can include biochemical elements, as in ligand–receptor binding for cell–cell or cell–extracellular ...
(2017-07-20)The saying, “gold is gold,” implies that gold, is synonymous with excellence, and as the most excellent of these descriptors, none are better. Since ancient times, gold has been sought out for its luster for coinage, leading ...
(2017-04-18)Chemical imaging, the process of using chemically-specific label-free light-matter interactions as a contrast mechanism for imaging or microscopy, is a powerful set of tools for performing investigations where the distribution ...
Surface chemistry of carbon nanoparticles functionally select their uptake in various stages of cancer cells (2017-04-26)Relationship of the surface physicochemical characteristics of nanoparticles with their interactions with biological entities may provide critical information for nanomedicinal applications. In this work, we have presented ...