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SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 2

 

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Alumnus invited to speak at Chicago conference

BIOE students holding fundraiser to support iGEM competition entry

Fall seminar series kicks off

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Alumnus to speak at Chicago medical design and manufacturing conference

Photo of David Tupek.David Tupek, B.S. 2008 Bioengineering, has been invited to speak at MedTechWorld's MD&M Chicago conference. On September 10 he will present "Risk management as a design methodology: Integrating risk management into design control, production and post-production," as part of the Quality Control, Risk Management, and Regulations track.

Tupek is the Engineering Leader for Risk Management of GE Healthcare’s Global X-ray business and currently is working to improve risk management engineering across the company's X-ray business. Before joining GE, Tupek was a systems engineering consultant for Altran Solutions, and prior to that, he was a systems engineer at Baxter Healthcare.

The MD&M (medical design and manufacturing) Conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 10-12,  showcases best practices and addresses topics of interest to the medical technology field.

READ MORE ABOUT THE MD&M CONFERENCE ...

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Five Bioengineering students raising funds for iGEM competition; will present project to combat heart disease

Image of red blood cells.A senior and four sophomores in Bioengineering have spent the summer working on a project that could help lower the incidences of heart disease. The team plans to travel to Toronto in October to showcase their efforts at the regionals of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation's "jamboree," an annual synthetic biology competition.

Bioengineering students on the Illinois iGEM team include senior Adi Malik and sophomores Maggie Barbero, Blake Wilhelmsen, Rachel Walker and Ashley S. Moy. To help with the cost of accommodations and travel associated with the competition, the students are holding a fundraiser at Mia Za's Cafe, 629 E. Green St., Champaign, on Wednesday, September 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States and is highly associated with plaque buildup in the arteries, a condition know as atherosclerosis. The Illinois iGEM team aims to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis by making alternative pathways for substances that cause the plaque buildup so they no longer interfere negatively with the body.

The iGEM competition, established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006, highlights student-run research in synthetic biology.

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Announcing the Fall 2013 Bioengineering seminars

Among the Fall presentations in the Bioengineering seminar series are presentations on topics such as the Mayo Clinic Internship, computational biology, and nanoscale wireless sensors. The lineup includes speakers from MIT, Harvard, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Illinois, and more.

At noon today, Dr. Chris Rao, associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois, helps launch the Fall series with his seminar in 2240 DCL, "The More the Merrier: The Role of Coupled Feedback Loops in Transcriptional Regulation."

CHECK OUT THE SEMINAR CALENDAR ...

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Save the Date.

The Department of Bioengineering is planning two great events, and you are invited. For now, please save the dates for ...

Monday, October 7, 2013
Alumni Panel Discussion and Reception at NCSA Auditorium, early evening
Several Bioengineering alumni have agreed to come back to campus and talk about their careers and how their BIOE degrees helped prepare them for their chosen professions. Don't miss this opportunity to ask career-related questions and network with Bioengineering alumni. 

Friday, November 1, 2013
Bioengineering 10th Anniversary Celebration at MNTL Atrium, late afternoon
Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Department!

Watch this newsletter and your email for details and invitations.

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Send us your news!

If you have bioengineering and related news to share in this biweekly newsletter, please forward text and images to Susan McKenna, assistant director of communications, mckenna1@illinois.edu. We'd love to hear from you!

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