The Department is pleased to announce that Tao Jiang and Abdullah Chaudhary are the recipients of the Winter 2017 Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Award. Read more...


Professor Sebastian Wachsmann Hogiu joined the Department.


Department Chair, Prof. Dan Nicolau, discusses the growing industry demands for bioengineers in La Presse.


The Department was proud to exhibit again this year at the Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Meeting (BMES) (October 5-8) in Minneapolis, MN.



It was our pleasure to meet our first cohort of undergraduate students at our orientation session on August 31st!

JULY 2016

We are thrilled to announce that the proposed undergraduate program in Bioengineering (B.Eng.) has been approved by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec. The Department would like to extend thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped make this possible, and to the interested students who have been following our progress. Our first cohort will enrol in Fall 2016. For more information, please visit our Undergraduate Studies page.

JUNE 2016

Prof. Matt Kinsella is featured in Medicine Focus for his research involving non-invasive cancer detection. You can read more about his use of nanoparticles to track tumors in "The Future of Medicine is Very Small."

MAY 2016

The Department of Bioengineering proudly participated in the 10th World Biomaterials Congress (May 17-22) and the Canada-Wide Science Fair (May 18-20).

APRIL 2016

We are please to announce that three abstracts from Prof. Matt Kinsella's research group have been published online: Bioprinting heterogeneous 3D tumor models, Multimodal theranostic polymersomes composed of hybrid inorganic nanoparticles and Mechanochemical synthesis of bismuth sulfide nanoparticles for their use as contrast probes in computed tomography imaging. These topics will be presented by the group at the upcoming World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) held in Montreal (May 17-22). Check back soon for dates and times of the talks.


Strands of proteins of different lengths move around the chip in the bio computer in directed patterns, a bit like cars and trucks navigating the streets of a city. Photo: Till Korten Prof. Dan Nicolau is featured on CBC News for the development of an energy-efficient biological supercomputer. This biocomputer, which has the ability so solve multiple, complex mathematical problems simultaneously, is only the size of a book. Read more about his findings in his article, Parallel computation with molecular-motor-propelled agents in nanofabricated networks, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Prof. Yu (Brandon) Xia's co-authored article, Widespread Expansion of Protein Interaction Capabilities by Alternative Splicing, was showcased in McGill News

We are proud to announce that Prof. Yu (Brandon) Xia was awarded a Canada Research Chair Tier I in Computational and Systems Biology. Read more about the 25 McGill researches awarded the CRC: The McGill Reporter


We proudly announce Prof. Amine Kamen as Canada Research Chair Tier I in Bioprocessing of Viral Vaccines.


On October 1st, the Department of Bioengineering welcomed colleagues from McGill, neighboring universities, and industry to its first annual Lab Open House. Guests were given personal tours of state-of-the-art facilities and were offered a glimpse at the kind of research conducted on site.

The Department of Bioengineering exhibited at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida from October 7-10.

Student Affairs Administrator Rosalie Nardelli and Prof. Matt Kinsella











Bioengineering hosted its first annual Undergraduate Lunch where students from accross from the Faculty of Engineering and beyond had the chance to meet the Department's professors and learn about its latest course offerings over pizza.




JULY 2015

We are proud to announce that Prof. Allen Ehrlicher is the recipient of a new Foundation grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his project, "Cellular mechanotransduction in the actin cytoskeleton." The funding is awarded to high-impact, long-term programs. Read the full story: The McGill Reporter

JUNE 2015

Beatrice Lego and Brandon Bray at their farewell breakfast.The Department bids farewell to Brandon Bray, Administrative Coordinator, and welcomes Beatrice Lego's newest family member, baby Petra.

Audrey Ferlatte and Rosalie Nardelli at UQAM.The Department welcomes Ms. Rosalie Nardelli as Student Affairs Administrator and Ms. Audrey Ferlatte as interim Lab Manager - Research Assistant.

MAY 2015

Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, Alpha-actinin binding kinetics modulate cellular dynamics and force generation, was published in the in the Journal PNAS in May 2015. 
Commentary on above article by W.Ahmed and T.Betz: Dynamic cross-links tune the solid-fluid behavior of living cells


Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, Structurally Governed Cell Mechanotransduction through Multiscale Modeling, was published in the in the Journal Scientific Reports in February 2015.


Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, Microtubule sliding drives proplatelet elongation and is dependent on cytoplasmic dynein, was published in the in the Journal Blood in January 2015.


Dr. Beatrice Lego joins the Department as Research Associate - Lab Manager at our UQAM facilities.


The Department of Bioengineering will be exibiting at the Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas from October 22-25.


Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, Probing the Stochastic, Motor-Driven Properties of the Cytoplasm Using Force Spectrum Microscopy, was published in the in the Journal Cell in August 2014. Featured in Harvard News.

Dan Nicolau will be chairing the upcoming BiOS 2015 Symposium in February 2015.

JULY 2014

Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, Platelet Bioreactor on a Chip, was published in the in the Journal Blood in July 2014.

Dan Nicolau was an invited speaker at the International Workshop on Micro-and Nanomachines in Hannover, Germany where he presented his talk: From Molecular Motors to Fungal Intelligence.

Bioengineering Chair, Dan V. Nicolau Featured in the Dean's Report

Dan Nicolau is an internationally recognized authority in bioengineering research.

He has worked in the field at universities in Australia and the United Kingdom and led two European Union-funded bioengineering research consortia. Both were composed of eight universities, such as Liverpool, Bologna, Monash, Groeningen and Lund; national research institutes, such as France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and Germany’s Max Plank Institute; and major companies, such as Philips.
Read the complete article in the Winter 2014 publication of the The Dean's Report: Engineering.


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Professors Adam Hendricks, Amine Kamen and Georgios Mitsis joined the Department.


Domain-centric mechanisms

Professor Brandon Xia's articleSignatures of Pleiotropy, Economy and Convergent Evolution in a Domain-Resolved Map of Human–Virus Protein–Protein Interaction Networks was published in in PLoS Pathogens.


The Department of Bioengineering's Antonella Fratino and Professor Allen Ehrlicher were present and McGill's Open House along with Engineering student volunteers Mohammad Attari, Martin Ahrens, Derek Burrows, Matthew Mayers and David Villegas Gonzalez.


Professor Allen Ehrlicher's article, The Role of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments in Cortical and Cytoplasmic Mechanics, was featured on the cover of Biophysical Journal.


The Department of Bioengineering was one of only three Canadian universities exhibiting at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on September 26-29. Professors Dan Nicolau and Matt Kinsella also presented papers at the conference.

Professor Brandon Xia joined the Department of Bioengineering.


XIA Article


Professor Brandon Xia's article, Consequences of Domain Insertion on Sequence-Structure Divergence in a Superfold, is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

AUGUST 2013Allen Ehrlicher

Professor Allen Ehrlicher joined the Department of Bioengineering.

JANUARY 2013Dan Nicolau

Professor Dan Nicolau was appointed Chair of the Department of Bioengineering.

AUGUST 2012Matt Kinsella

Professor Joseph Matt Kinsella joins the Department of Bioengineering.