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Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128239902

Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms

1st Edition

Editors: Xinyu Liu Yu Sun
Paperback ISBN: 9780128239902
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 406
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Description

Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms provides a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art micro and nano systems that have recently been developed and applied to biophysical studies of cells and small organisms. These micro and nano systems span from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices to robotic micro-nanomanipulation systems. These biophysical studies range from cell mechanics to the neural science of worms and Drosophila. This book will help readers understand the fundamentals surrounding the development of these tools and teach them the most recent advances in cellular and organismal biophysics enabled by these technologies.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of micro and nano-system technologies and their applications in biophysical studies of cells and small organisms
  • Highlights the most recent advances in cellular and organismal biophysics enabled by micro and nano systems
  • Presents an insightful outlook on future directions and trends in each chaptera

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in disciplines of biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biological, physics and biology, who are interested in learning the state-of-the-art technologies on micro and nano systems for studying biophysics of biological cells and small organisms. University instructors of graduate level courses in disciplines of biological and biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and physics. Industrial practitioners (job role: R&D scientist, engineer, and manager) in sectors such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medical devices

Table of Contents

1. Microsystems for probing cellular forces and cellular mechanical properties
2. Force-sensing micropillar arrays for cell mechanics and mechanobiology
3. Vertical nanostructures for probing live cells
4. Probing tissue mechanics at the cellular length-scale in cancer microenvironments
5. Advanced microfluidic devices for cell electroporation and manipulation
6. High throughput 3D cellular platforms for screening biophysical microenvironmental signals
7. Acoustofluidic technology for cell biophysics
8. Microfluidic devices for neutrophil mitigation studies
9. Field controlled micro-nano manipulations and micro-nano robots
10. Robotic optical tweezers for cell biophysics
11. Robotic and microfluidic systems for single cell microinjection
12. Biophysical phenotyping of C. elegans in a microfluidic chip for high-throughput drug screening
13. Microfluidic devices for imaging and manipulation of C. elegans
14. Microsystems for the study of thermotactic behavior of C. elegans
15. Microfluidics devices to study the effect of electric field on C. elegans and Danio rerio
16. Force-controlled robotic systems for mechanical stimulation of drosophila larvae

Details

No. of pages:
406
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2021
Published:
1st September 2021
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128239902

About the Editors

Xinyu Liu

Xinyu Liu is an Associate Professor and the Percy Edward Hart Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and BioMEMS in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. At the University of Toronto, his research focuses on microfluidics, bioMEMS, and soft and micro robotics, with applications primarily in medicine and biology. He received the Canadian Rising Star in Global Health Award, the Douglas R. Colton Metal for Research Excellence, the McGill Christophe Pierre Award for Research Excellence, the MINE Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and seven best paper awards at major engineering and biomedical conferences. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Percy Edward Hart Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Yu Sun

Yu Sun is a member of two national academies of Canada (Canadian Academy of Engineering; Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada). He is a Tier I Canada Research Chair and the Director of the University of Toronto’s Robotics Institute. His Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory specializes in developing innovative technologies and instruments for manipulating and characterizing cells, molecules, and nanomaterials. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the US National Academy of Inventors, and the American Institute of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering for his work on micro-nano devices and robotic systems. Among the awards he has received were an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, an NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, the McLean Award, and the IEEE C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tier I Canada Research Chair and Director of the University of Toronto’s Robotics Institute, Toronto, Canada

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