UofT all set to make its mark

Escaping the nail biting cold of downtown Toronto to the balmy sunshine of Los Angeles, University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) is all set for the 60th Annual Biophysical Meeting. With 11 students from 4 different labs presenting at the Annual Meeting this year, we are excited not only to showcase our research but also to spend some bonding time together! Research at the Institute ranges from biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to nanotechnology, molecular imaging and systems biology. Our particular strength is the collaboration and merging of unique perspectives – using engineering/computational tools to solve medical problems. This year, the Yip lab (Single Molecule Biophysics), the Fernandez-Gonzalez lab (Quantitative Morphogenesis), the Rocheleau lab (Quantitative Microscopy, Microfluidics and Metabolism) and the Truong lab (Applied Protein Engineering) are here in Los Angeles.

Be sure to check out some of our presentations:

  1. Michael will speak about using automated image analysis to highlight cell division dynamics in Drosophila at the Computational Methods and Bioinformatics platform, on Monday afternoon at 12:15 PM in 502B.
  2. Amine will discuss lipid raft nanoclustering characterization using DSTORM and HOMO-FRET imaging at the Protein-Lipids Interaction I platform on Monday at 5:30 PM in 511ABC.
  3. Teresa is excited to discuss dynamic force patterns that promote cell migration at the Cytoskeletal Assemblies and Dynamics poster session (B437) on Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.

And many many more from our group…

Beyond student involvement, this is an exciting meeting for our professors as well. Our director, Dr. Chris Yip, along with Dr. Jonathan Rocheleau, are launching the inaugural meeting of the Bioengineering subgroup. The program starts this afternoon at 3 PM in room 409AB. Curious about what exactly bioengineering is and how it relates to biophysics? Well, now you have the opportunity to delve right in. If you do attend, let me know what excited you the most!



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