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Cellular and Molecular Mechanics

with a focus on Pediatric sciences and applications

January 4 - 14, 2010

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, USA


We invite you to watch this video celebrating the first five years of GEM4:

about 2010 GEM4 Winter School

  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2009
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2009
  • Tuition: $1,000 (student fellowships available)
  • Tuition Due: December 1, 2009
  • Enrollment Limit: 45
Co-sponsors at University of Texas
Organizing Committee at University of Texas
  • Muhammad H. Zaman, Chair (BME)
  • Thomas M. Caven (Dell Children's Hospital)
  • John Hellerstedt (Dell Children's Hospital)
  • Kenneth M. Liechti (Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics)
  • J. Tinsley Oden (ICES)
  • John X. J. Zhang (BME)
  • Lectures by experts on:
  • Mechanics in pediatric sciences and medicine
  • Basics of mechanics
  • Fundamentals of cell and molecular biology
  • Micro-/nano-technologies
  • Experimental & computational methods in cellular and molecular biomechanics
  • Current research
Hands-on Laboratory Modules
  • Molecular Biology Lab (6 Hrs)
    DNA staining and gel electrophoresis, quantitative PCR, real-time PCR
  • Cell Biology Lab (6 Hrs)
    cell culture, transfection, fixing and staining, microscopy
  • Micro- & Nano-Fabrication Lab (6 Hrs)
    clean-room basics, lithography, thin film deposition and etching, soft lithography, PDMS device fabrication
  • Pediatric Research and Medicine Center Tours (4 Hrs)

University of Texas at Austin
Dell Children's Hospital
Mechanical Science and Enigneering at Illinios

Funded by Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division of National Science Foundation

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