Frontiers in Bioengineering Symposium
September 8-9, 2014
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
See photos from the symposium at: go.illinois.edu/frontiers_photos .
To continue the series of the Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop (first held at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013), the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosted the Frontiers in Bioengineering Symposium September 8-9, 2014, in Urbana, IL, supported by the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative at Illinois.
BIOENGINEERING IS THE FUTURE
The field of bioengineering, at the nexus of engineering, biology and medicine, holds tremendous potential to solve critical problems in health care and sustainability. Cancer, neuroscience, age-related diseases, and global health, just to name a few, are waiting for bioengineers, quantitative biologists, and biophysicists to work together and make an impact to solve these grand challenges. With advances in personalized and precision medicine, quantitative biology, and forward-engineering of biological systems, opportunities for students and researchers are boundless.
At the Frontiers in Bioengineering Symposium, leaders and luminaries in the field gathered to present the state of the art at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine, and gave a glimpse into the future of bioengineering research, education, and commercialization.
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