MRL Biological Conference 2015

The 4th Annual MRL Biological Conference was held on November 4-5, 2015 at the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus.

Registration for the workshop is closed.


Dr. Ka Yee Lee, University of Chicago Chemistry Department
Biophysics of Proteins and Lipids

Dr. Elizabeth Driskell, UIUC Veterinary Medicine
Cellular and Organ Ultrastructure

Dr. Rashid Bashir, UIUC Bioengineering
Building Biological Machines with Living Cells

Dr. Brian Cunningham, UIUC Bioengineering
Quantitative Imaging of Live Cell Adhesion by Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy

Dr. Ryan Bailey, UIUC Chemistry
Translational Biomedial Microdevices

Dr. Rohit Bhargava, UIUC Bioengineering
Chemical Imaging for Molecular and Material Anaysls in Cancer

Presentation Competition

Students and postdocs are invited to participate in a research poster and oral presentation competition. Two winners, one student and one postdoc, will each win $99. Those who are chosen to present for the competition will have their registration fee waived or reimbursed.

Competition Rules

Program PDF

Conference Poster PDF

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Registration for Conference Exhibitors

Travel to the Conference

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