GEM4 Summer School University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cellular and Molecular Mechanics

with a focus on Enabling Technologies

June 8 – June 19, 2009

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, USA

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about 2009 GEM4 summer school

  • Application Deadline: March 25, 2009
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2009
  • Tuition: $1,000 (student fellowships available)
  • Tuition Due: May 1, 2009
  • Enrollment Limit: 45
Co-sponsors at University of Illinois
Organizing Committee at University of Illinois
  • K. Jimmy Hsia, Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Rashid Bashir, Electrical and Computer Engineering and BioEngineering
  • Taher Saif, Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Irfan Ahmad, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Funded by Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division of National Science Foundation

  • Lectures by experts on:
  • Basics of mechanics
  • Fundamentals of cell and molecular biology
  • Micro-/nano-technologies
  • Experimental & computational methods in cellular and molecular biomechanics
  • Current research
Hands-on Laboratory Modules
  • Molecular Biology Lab (6 Hrs)
    DNA staining and gel electrophoresis, quantitative PCR, real-time PCR
  • Cell Biology Lab (6 Hrs)
    cell culture, transfection, fixing and staining, microscopy
  • Micro- & Nano-Fabrication Lab (6 Hrs)
    clean-room basics, lithography, thin film deposition and etching, soft lithography, PDMS device fabrication
  • Enabling Technology Lab (4 Hrs)
    (Co-sponsored by NIH BioMEMS Resource Center)
    cell behavior observation using micro-fluidic devices, photonic sensors, single molecule imaging

Mechanical Science and Enigneering at Illinios

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