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CENTER FOR BIOIMAGE INFORMATICS SEMINAR:
Micro and Nanostructured Materials and Devices for Biomolecular Analysis

Presenter: Dr. Arun Majumdar
Date: Friday, November 12, 2004
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Engineering Science Building, Room 2001

Abstract

Over the last decade, we have witnessed an exponential growth in genomic information, which was highlighted by the Human Genome Project. Accompanying that was an exponential decrease in cost per sequenced gene. While these trends are expected to continue in genomics, they also provoke the question of whether there would be similar increases in information for other biomolecules, such as proteins, which are more complex in their structure and function. As part of this talk, I will present some of our and others' work in developing technologies that could lead to rapid biomolecular analysis. In particular, I will focus on analysis based on cantilever mechanics, electrical capacitance, nanofluidics, and nanoparticle imaging. One of the goals of this talk is to catalyze discussion on how such technologies could address important biological questions that are difficult to address otherwise.

Biography

Dr. Arun Majumdar holds the Almy and Agnes Maynard Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, where he served as the vice chair from 1999-2002. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1989, and then served on the Mechanical Engineering faculties at Arizona State University (1989-92) and UC Santa Barbara (1992-96). He is a recipient of the NSF Young Investigator Award, the ASME Melville Medal, ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award, and 2001 ASME Gustus Larson Memorial Award. He is currently serving as an editor of two international journals. He also serves as Chair, Board of Advisors, ASME Nanotechnology Institute; Member, Council on Materials Science and Engineering, US Department of Energy; Member, Chancellor's Advisory Council on Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at UC Berkeley; and Member, Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He is a fellow member of both ASME and AAAS.

Hosts: B. S. Manjunath and Stu Feinstein


2004 Schedule:

Date Title Speaker
Sep 02, 2004 Variational Image Segmentation and Curve Evolution on Natural Images Baris Sumengen
Aug 26, 2004 CENTER FOR BIOIMAGE INFORMATICS SEMINAR: The Facts of Life: Data driven approaches to systems biology Chris Wiggins, Columbia University
Mar 05, 2004 A NOVEL SYSTEM FOR CONTENT-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB Lars Thiele and Ullrich Moenich
Feb 06, 2004 VIDEO SUMMARIZATION USING MOTION AND AUDIO DESCRIPTORS Dr. Ajay Divakaran
Jan 03, 2004 REPRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF GENOMIC SIGNALS Prof. Paul Dan Cristea

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