Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening

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Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening

A number of bio-inspired solid-state devices have emerged in recent years that utilize micromachining to interface cells and to detect molecular biomarkers. The approaches provide rapid, label-free identification, and selective capture of diseased cells. The sensing and recognition of diseased cells when these are very few in numbers, especially in early stages of cancer, require nanoscale approaches that biomimic physiological conditions. Nanotechnology is helping create innovative physical systems for single-cell analysis.  Such engineered single-cell analysis approaches are providing new insights about cancer progression and can be important to tackle early cancer detection challenges. The biologically inspired manufacturing frameworks can be extended to other investigations, especially where viscoelastic, mechanical and chemical behaviors can be used combinatorially to faithfully transduce important molecular and cellular anomalies to meaningful signals.  This talk will provide an overview on detection, sorting and isolation of rare cells with nanotechnologies and microfluidics.



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  • 14820 Northeast 36th Street
  • Redmond, Washington
  • United States 98052
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Prof. Samir Iqbal of University of Texas at Arlington

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Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening

A number of bio-inspired solid-state devices have emerged in recent years that utilize micromachining to interface cells and to detect molecular biomarkers. The approaches provide rapid, label-free identification, and selective capture of diseased cells. The sensing and recognition of diseased cells when these are very few in numbers, especially in early stages of cancer, require nanoscale approaches that biomimic physiological conditions. Nanotechnology is helping create innovative physical systems for single-cell analysis.  Such engineered single-cell analysis approaches are providing new insights about cancer progression and can be important to tackle early cancer detection challenges. The biologically inspired manufacturing frameworks can be extended to other investigations, especially where viscoelastic, mechanical and chemical behaviors can be used combinatorially to faithfully transduce important molecular and cellular anomalies to meaningful signals.  This talk will provide an overview on detection, sorting and isolation of rare cells with nanotechnologies and microfluidics.

Biography:

Dr. Samir Iqbal is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT-Arlington), USA. 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 a Fellow of the Royal Socety of Chmeistry and a senior member of IEEE.  He is a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and is on the EMBS Technical Committee on BioMEMS. He is also a member of 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, to name a few. He was a recipient of US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009. In 2013, UT-Arlington selected him for Honorable Mention for Best Academic Advisor Award. In 2014, the College of Engineering at UT-Arlington nominated him for President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was awarded Sigma Xi Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2014. In November 2014, he was inducted into National Academy of Innovators by UT-Arlington. In 2015, he was given the Best Research Mentor Award. In 2016, he was awarded Research Excellence Award by his university.

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Address:Arlington, Texas, United States, 76019

Prof. Samir Iqbal of University of Texas at Arlington

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Nanotechnology for Cancer Screening

Biography:

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Address:Arlington, Texas, United States