Title: Micro and nanoscale systems for biotechnology and medicine
Abstract: Micro and nanotechnology has radically transformed our daily lives by catalyzing a paradigm shift in the development of products and services. Materials, devices and functional structures at the micro & nanoscale have also enabled a number of key advancements in biology and medicine. During my talk, I will give a brief overview of micro/nanotechnology and its applications in molecular/cellular biology and biophysics, and present examples of state-of-the-art methods addressing key questions and challenges in these fields. I will summarize my previous research efforts on developing microsystems with applications to biosensors and biophysical studies of individual molecules and cells.
Biography: Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri received his Ph.D. in 2006 in Physics from University of California, Davis where he developed chemical and biological sensor platforms based on optical resonances in microcavities. He moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his postdoctoral training (2006-2013), where he developed a new class of microfluidic tools for trapping and manipulating micro and nanoscale particles. He has recently started as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Şehir University, where his group is pursuing research at the interface of applied physics, engineering and medical sciences. His research interests include molecular and cellular biophysics, optical biosensors, imaging and spectroscopy, microfluidics and bioMEMS.