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Dan Nicolau will be chairing the upcoming BiOS 2015 Symposium in February 2015
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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.
January 1, 2014
December 5, 2013
Professor Brandon Xia's article, Signatures 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.
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.
September 1, 2013
Professor Brandon Xia joins the Department of Bioengineering.
August 19, 2013
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)
Professor Allen Ehrlicher joins the Department of Bioengineering.
Professor Dan Nicolau was appointed Chair of the Department of Bioengineering.
Professor Joseph Matt Kinsella joins the Department of Bioengineering.
- May 21, 2014 A Journey from Muscle to Molecules and Back with Important Side-tracks to Surface-protein Interactions and Nanobiosensing
Professor Alf Månsson of the Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden
- May 12, 2014 Active Learning for Busy Skeptics
Professor Michael Prince of Chemical Engineering and the Rooke Professor of Engineering at Bucknell University. Also co-Director of the National Effective Teaching Institute.
- April 16, 2014 Unraveling Protein Network Evolution Through Whole-Proteome Cross-Species Interactome Mapping
Prof. Haiyuan Yu, Dept. of Biological Statistics & Computational Biology at Cornell University
- October 22, 2013 Research Network in Brazil: The National Institute of Science and Technology in Nanobiotechnology (INCT in Nanobiotechnology)
Prof. Ricardo Bentes de Azevedo (Department of Genetics and Morphology - University of Brasília)
- October 22, 2013 Nanotoxicity Investigation of Magnetic Systems Designed for Cancer Treatment
Prof. Zulmira Lacava (Institute of Biology - University of Brasília)
- May 13, 2013 The Unseen Majority - Systems Biology Approaches to Deciphering Microbial Communities
Dr. Alison Waller (Department of Structural and computational Biology - European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany)
- May 9, 2013 Biosensing with Optical Microcavities: Localizing Light for Ultra-Sensitive Detection
Dr. Frank Vollmer (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light - Erlangen, Germany)
- May 8, 2013 Advanced Bioprocessing Technologies to Accelerate Manufacturing of Viral Vectors and Vaccines
Dr. Amine Kamen (Human Health Therapeutics - National Research Council of Canada)
- May 6, 2013 Deep Tissue Fluorescence Imaging with Time-Reversed Light
Dr. Benjamin Judkewitz (Departments of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering - California Institute of Technology)
- April 25, 2013 Microtechnologies and Mechanobiology: Deconstructing the Cellular Environment
Dr. Christopher Moraes (Biointerfaces Institute / Department of Biomedical Engineering - University of Michigan)
- April 22, 2013 The Sweet Side of Mechanobiology: The Glycocalyx Mechanically Regulates Receptor Function at the Nanoscale
Dr. Matthew J. Paszek (Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Science - Cornell University)
- April 19, 2013 Biological Networks in Three Dimensions
Dr. Yu (Brandon) Xia (Department of Chemistry - Boston University)
- April 18, 2013 Barcode Microtechnology for High-Throughput, Multiplexed Single Cell Analysis
Dr. Jun Wang (Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - California Institute of Technology)
- April 10, 2013 Engineering Novel Photon-based Tools for Biology and Medicine
Prof. Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - University of California Davis)
- April 5, 2013 MEMS Technologies for Mechanical Characterization fo Adherent Cells
Dr. Kidong Park (Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- April 2, 2013 Regulation of Lung Branching Morphogenesis by Dynamic Lumenal Fluid Flows: Novel Insights Using Microfabrication Technologies
Dr. Jason Gleghorn (Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering - Princeton University)
- March 28, 2013 Collective Dynamics of Kinesin and Dynein in Intracellular Transport
Dr. Adam G. Hendricks (Pennsylvania Muscle Institue and Department of Physiology - University of Pennsylvania)
- March 26, 2013 Optimizing Transport in the Vein Network of Physarum Polycephalum
Dr. Karen Alim (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Harvard University)
- March 25, 2013 Cell Mechanics: Cytoskeleton Fluctuations & Structural Relaxation
Dr. Allen Ehrlicher (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Harvard University)
- March 22, 2013 Personal Biosensors: Towars Home Testing and Self-Diagnostics
Dr. Abdennour Abbas (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science - Washington University in Saint Louis)
- March 21, 2013 The Dynamical Cytoskeleton regulates Morphogenesis in Rod-like Bacteria
Dr. Sven van Teeffelen (Department of Molectular Biology - Princeton University)
- January 23, 2013 Data-Driven Modeling for Dynamic Biological / Physiological Systems
Dr. George Mitsis (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Cyprus)
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
- 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)