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Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening
Wed, 26 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MDT
Confirmed for April 26th.
A number of bio-inspired solid-state devices have emerged in recent years tha utilize micromachining to interface with cells and to detect molecular biomarkers. These approaches provide rapid identification and selective capture of diseased cells. Sensing and recognition of diseased cells when these are very few in number (such as in early stages of cancer) require nano-scale approaches that biomimic physiological conditions. Nanotechnology is enabling innovative physical systems for analysis of single cells. Single-cell analysis is providing new insights about cancer progression and stands to tackle challenges involved with early cancer detection. The biologically inspired manufacturing frameworks used here can be extended to other investigations beyond cancer, especially where viscoelastic, mechanical and chemical behaviours can be used in combination to faithfully translate important molecular and cellular anomalies into meaningful electric signals. This lecture, made possible by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, will provide an overview of detection, sorting and isolation of rare cells using nanotechnologies and microfluidics.
Dr. Samir Iqbal is an Associate Professor with the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Urology at the University of Texas at Arlington. His work focuses on nanotechnology applications in solid-state sensors, developing novel nano-bio interfaces and cancer screening devices with high sensitivity and selectivity.
He is an IEEE senior member and member of the: American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, Biophysical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, European Society for Nanomedicine, and Sigma Xi. He received a US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009 and was inducted into National Academy of Inventors in 2014.