Saturday Physics for Everyone

Title Saturday Physics for Everyone: "Building Emergent Biological Machines"
Speaker Professor Rashid Bashir,  Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head Department of Bioengineering
Date: 9/26/2015
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 Room 141, Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL


Physics Department

Contact: Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs
Originating Calendar: Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone

As engineers, we have always built with silicon, metal, plastics, and other materials that have well defined properties. Can we build machines and systems with living cells and biological materials? Can we use top-down engineering-design approaches and bottom-up emergent biological processes to build machines and systems that can benefit humanity?

This grand challenge requires a highly interdisciplinary approach, bringing together engineers, biologists, physicists, chemists, material scientists, and others. Ethical issues are very important to consider because these biological machines begin to imitate and look like living entities.  

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Display for Professor Bashir's lecture

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