2013 Summer Institute

Attendees participated in two weeks of lectures and hands-on training in engineering and physical science laboratory techniques by experts in the field. Topics included cancer nanotechnology, cell mechanics, molecular biology, micro fabrication, and NanoBio devices.

Featuring invited lecturers from:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • National Institutes of Health
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Washington

Summer Institute flyer

Download a PDF of the flyer.

The Program also is downloadable as a PDF:
2013 Summer Institute Program (LAST UPDATED AUG. 9, 2013)


The Summer Institute is sponsored by GEM4, NSF IGERT, NIH M-CNTC, NSF EBICS, CNST, and NSF NanoBio Node.

National Science Foundation logo.     National Institutes of Health logo.     Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine logo.     EBICS logo.
National Cancer Institute logo.     NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.    NanoBio Node.     Nano@Illinois logo.
IGERT CEllular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology logo.
M-CNTC Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center logo.
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.


The Summer Institute is being held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

Cancer Nanotechnology and Cellular Mechanics


The overall objective is to enhance the ability to address overarching challenges in the areas of Cancer Nanotechnology and Mechanobiology. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, the 2013 Summer Institute will offer faculty expertise from biology, engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experiences.

Specific objectives include:

  • Educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of cancer nanotechnology and cellular mechanics
  • Provide an intense learning experience and facilitate interaction among engineers, biologists, and clinicians
  • Train a new generation of researchers at the interaction of biology and engineering