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

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

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.

Call for Papers

SPIE Photonics West. Laser, Photonics, Biomedical Optics Conference

Dan V. Nicolau Featured in the Dean's Report

 Dan Nicolau

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.

January 1, 2014

Professors Adam Hendricks, Amine Kamen and Georgios Mitsis join the Department of Bioengineering.

December 5, 2013

XIA Article

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.

October 27, 2013

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.

Open House 2013 Kiosk

October 1, 2013

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

September 29, 2013

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.

BMES 2013

September 1, 2013

Professor Brandon Xia joins the Department of Bioengineering.

August 19, 2013

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 2013

Professor Allen Ehrlicher joins the Department of Bioengineering.

January 2013

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

August 2012

Professor Joseph Matt Kinsella joins the Department of Bioengineering.

Research Seminars


Engineering in Dentistry Workshop

November 19, 2013

  • Micro/nano-structuring of Surfaces by Laser Microablation // Prof. Dan Nicolau
  • Designing Mineralization Strategies for Bone Bioengineering //  Prof. Marc McKee
  • Salivary Gland Engineering // Prof. Simon Tran
  • Active Mechanics in Soft Biological Materials  // Prof. Allen Ehrlicher
  • Biointerfaces and Biomimetics for Enabling Technology Platforms // Prof. Maryam Tabrizian
  • Structure and Mechanics of Hard Biological Materials: Bio-inspiration for Novel High-performance Composites  // Mr. Ahmad Khayer Dastjerdi Toroghi
  • Nanotechnology Enabled Imaging and Drug Delivery  // Prof. Matt Kinsella

Bioengineering Inaugural Workshop - Spring 2013

April 15 & 16, 2013 Bioengineering Workshop Poster

  • The Dynamical Cytoskeleton Regulates Morphogenesis in Rod-like Bacteria  // Dr. Sven van Teeffelen (Princeton University)
  • Magnetotactic Bacteria as Computer Controlled Therapeutic Carriers //  Prof. Sylvain Martel (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
  • From Molecular Motors to Fungal Intelligence  // Prof. Dan V. Nicolau (McGill University)
  • Smooth Muscle Molecular Mechanics in the Latch State  // Anne-Marie Lauzon (McGill University)
  • Kinesin and Dyne in Collective Dynamics in hte Complex Cellular Environment  // Dr. Adam G. Hendricks (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Using Biomolecular Motors for Smart Dust, Active Self-assembly and non-fouling Surfaces  // Prof. Henry Hess (Columbia University)
  • Active Forces in Platelet Formation and Clot Mechanics // Dr. Allen Ehrlicher (Harvard University)
  • Force and Motion at the Nanoscale: Lessons from Nature Applied to Engineering Devices // Prof. Dilson Rassier (McGill University)