Participants are responsible for their own travel to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please plan to arrive no later than the evening of July 28, 2013. Champaign has a local airport (CMI) located ten minutes from campus by taxi. Other nearby airports include Bloomington (BMI), approximately one hour away by car, and Chicago O'Hare (ORD), approximately three hours by car.

For additional information and directions to campus, visit illinois.edu/resourcesfor/visitors/directions.html .

The registration fee includes all Summer Institute accommodations in Newman Hall, one of the campus dormitories, from Sunday, July 28, through Friday, August 9.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on each weekday of the Summer Institute.

Transportation to Chicago for an optional social outing on Saturday, August 3, 2013, will be available for a $50 fee.

Additional logistical details will be provided for those selected to participate in the 2013 BioNanotechnology Summer Institute.


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

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.