Next BioNanotechnology Seminar:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 PM, 1000 MNTL


The 2013 GEM4 Summer Institute was a success...



Current and Upcoming

Illinois-Tsinghua Nanotechnology Symposium to be jointly held with the CNST 12th Annual Nanotechnology Workshop | Download Poster

The Illinois-Tsinghua connection began in Summer 2012 when members of the faculty and administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign visited Tsinghua University and the Tsinghua-Foxconn Nanotechnology Research Center in Beijing, China, directed by Dr. Shoushan Fan. Dr. Fan and his group developed carbon nanotube-based technology that is being used in liquid crystal displays, an example of their success in conducting translational research and establishing commercial partnerships. During the visit, discussions led to the idea of holding a joint nanotechnology event at Illinois to identify complementary strengths and explore possibilities for collaborations. The 2014 joint symposium is the result of those efforts by the University of Illinois and Tsinghua University.

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BioNanotechnology Seminar Series

The M-CNTC Student Leadership council arranges speakers for each first and third Tuesday of the month.


Division of Biomedical Sciences and Illinois Cancer Center Seminars


Medical Grand Rounds and Clinical Seminars

These opportunities provide trainees and faculty exposure to clinical issues.

Past Seminars and Events

NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Annual PI Meeting

The 2013 Annual PI Meering was held on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland September 17-19, 2013. Trainee Qian Yin attended the event and presented her research poster. 


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2013 GEM4 Summer Institute

July 29 - August 9, 2013

The 2013 Summer Institute was a success! Faculty, graduate students, and researchers representing 18 international and domestic universities participated in the 2013 Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign July 29-August 9, 2013. During the two-week institute, attendees participated in lectures and hands-on training in engineering and physical science laboratory techniques by experts in the field. Topics covered included cancer nanotechnology, cell mechanics, molecular biology, micro fabrication, and NanoBio devices. Participants heard from faculty professionals from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 7 other institutions including UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, UT Austin, Georgia Tech, and the University of Pennsylvania.


2013 Annual Symposium

May 2, 2013

The third annual M-CNTC Symposium was held in conjunction with the 11th Annual CNST Nanotechnology Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Trainees presented talks and posters to a to wide audience from industry and academia.



2012 Summer Institute

July 30 - August 10, 2012

Nicknamed B3SI by the planners, the two-week-long BioSensing BioActuation BioNanotechnology Summer Institute 2012, held at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) from July 30–August 10, 2012, was intended to train participants at the intersection of biology and engineering and to foster networking with other researchers. The three main sponsoring projects were the CMMB IGERT (Cellular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship), the M-CNTC (Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center), and the BioSensing, BioActuation grant. Full story >>


Societal Implications of Nanotechnology in Addressing Grand Global Challenges by Dr. Irfan S. Ahmad

Friday, February 3, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
204 Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building


Save the Date: Cancer Forum and Poster Prize Competition March 6, 2012

The University of Illinois Cancer Center invites all faculty, fellows, students and investigators on all U of I campuses to present posters on cancer-related research. More details will be announced later.

NanoScience and Emerging Technology in Cancer Research Conference

Dates: December 10-11, 2011
Location: UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center; La Jolla, CA

This symposium will focus on new technology from the engineering and physical sciences being developed for cancer research and treatment.  Topics will include (a) targeted and untargeted nanoparticles for drug delivery and enhanced radiation therapy; (b) imaging and targeting agents and technology; (c) externally or environmentally triggered and guided nanoparticles for local delivery of therapeutics; (d) nanoscience based novel radiology, pathology, and surgical tools.  There will be a panel discussion of technology which can be rapidly translated into clinical trials and science which has the greatest long range potential clinical impact.  The conference is organized by the national network of the NIC NCI CNTE (Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center).

Stephen A. Boppart Presented at Carle

Medicine Grand Rounds
"Primary Care Imaging"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Carle Forum Pollard Auditorium
611 W. Park St., Urbana, IL

NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Annual PI Meeting

The 2011 Annual PI Meering was held in Boston, Massachusetts September 21-23, 2011. Trainees Li Tang and Brian Wong attended the event and presented posters. Brian won a Best Poster Award.



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M-CNTC PI and Trainee Meeting 2011

The second annual M-CNTC PI and Trainee Meeting was held on September 2, 2011. View Meeting Overview Slides and Pictures.

BioNanotechnology Summer Institute 2011

The BioNanotechnology Summer Institute 2011 introduced participants to the basics of biological and engineering/physical science experimental methods using a hands-on approach in the laboratory.

M-CNTC PI and Trainee Meeting 2010

The first annual M-CNTC PI and Trainee Meeting was held on January 18, 2011. View Meeting Overview Slides and Pictures.

Bridging the Gaps: Grand Challenges and Promising Practices in Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Biology, Engineering, and Health Science

This interdisciplinary innovation workshop is a prelude to the Innovation Summit to be held on April 13-14, 2011.

NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-off Meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland November 15-17, 2010. M-CNTC PIs and Program Managers met and exchanged information with the NCI Alliance community.

NCI Alliance Kick-off Meeting November 2010

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