OSCAR Seminar 2012-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:00am

"Illuminating Bad Behavior: Quantifying Tumor Cell Activities on Nano-Engineering Surfaces"

Guest Lecturer:  Samir Iqbal, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Department of Bioengineering (Courtesy), University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

This seminar takes place from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Rm 600, 6th flr, Wm. C. Jason Library. This talk will focus on behavior of tumor cells that show distinct morphological patterns and enhanced activity when bound to functionalized nano-textured surfaces. Appropriate image processing to quantify changes in cell shapes, flatness on surface, pseudopod formation, growth in size and motility can provide easy, economical and rapid modality for diagnosis. The detection of tumor cells based on their physical behavior can be an objective addition to traditional histological approached. In the cancer elimination roadmap, identification and enumeration of CTCs in blood directly drawn from patients can be a game-changer.

Free and open to all.

For more information about this series, please contact Ms. Shonda Poe, spoe@desu.edu. Sponsored by the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE.


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