Posts Categorized: September 2013

September 2013 eNewsletter

Welcome to the September 2013 IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter

This month we bring you views of advances in some widely diverse areas of the application of technology in Life Sciences In our video, Stephen Quake gives his insights into the impact of large scale microfluidic circuitry. Next, learn about work underway in the emerging …

Opportunities in Modeling Tumor Growth

By Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
An approach to a multi-stage cancer therapy is proposed, based on an identification of dangerous (“driver”) genetic variations present in individual tumors that are likely to give rise to initial cancers and to cases of remission.

Single-cell Genome Sequencing and Assembly: Progress and Prospects

By H. Chitsaz
Recent technological advances in high throughput low-cost DNA sequencing have brought a whole new realm of exciting applications within reach, one of which is genomic analysis at single-cell resolution. Single-cell genome sequencing holds great promise for environmental biology. New techniques for single-cell sequencing …

Microfluidic devices for precision biological measurement

Dr. Stephen Quake and his group at Stanford University seek to bring the high precision of physics to the world of biology, using the biological equivalent of Large Scale Integration devices. In this interview, conducted at a recent IEEE conference, he shares his views …

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September 2013 Contributors

Stephen QuakeDr. Stephen Quake, D.Phil., is a Professor of Bioengineering and of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He pioneered the development of Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (LSI), demonstrating the first integrated microfluidic devices with thousands of mechanical valves. Read more

H. ChitsazH. Chitsaz is assistant professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

Mathukumalli VidyasagarMathukumalli Vidyasagar is the Founding Head of the Bioengineering Department, University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, UK. Read more

Usmah KawoosUsmah Kawoos (S '05-M '09) received the Ph.D degree in biomedical engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kawoos is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD. Read more

Xu MengXu Meng (S '08-M '13) received the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering in 2013 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. His research interests are the clinical application of microwave and RF in medical implants and telemedicine. Read more

Arye RosenArye Rosen (M '77-SM '80-F '92) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rosen currently holds an appointment as Academy Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Read more

Mikulas ChavkoMikulas Chavko received the PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Currently, he serves as a Principal Investigator and Head of Blast Research in the Neurotrauma Department at the Naval Medical Research Institute. Read more