University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
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November 18, 1999 Contact: Rachel Snyder (312) 996-3457


WHAT: UIC will host a symposium on sensory bioengineering to present the latest field
developments. The scope of bioengineering has grown exponentially in the last decade and, in response, researchers at UIC have established a consortium of voices to discuss developments in neural prosthetics and biosensors using new microfabrication and bioengineering technologies. Such interdisciplinary research includes cochlear implants, artificial noses, silicon retinas and other applications.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHERE: UIC Science and Engineering Laboratories East (SEL) 950 S. Halsted St., Room 4289

Participants stem from UIC, Tufts University, Iowa State University, Hines VA Hospital, University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, and Loyola University. UIC's goal with the symposium is to highlight new developments and directions in neural engineering. Scheduled talks include: 9:00 a.m. Introduction by Richard Magin, head of UIC's bioengineering department, and John Hetling, professor of bioengineering

Sensory Transduction in Hair Cells
Audition and Cochlear Implants
Computational Models of Phototransduction
Development of a Retinal Prosthetic
Models of Olfactory Circuits and the Artificial Nose
Olfaction and Biosensors
Sensorimotor Processing

For more information from symposium organizers, call: (312) 413-8721


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