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Biomedical Engineering explained – as of 1994

July 2, 2020 | The concept of biomedical engineering has drastically changed over the past few decades. Check out this video from 1994 that explains the research conducted by biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto.

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Five U of T engineers elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 15, 2020 | Five members of the U of T Engineering community have been elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Dr. Emily Moore, Director of Troost ILead, along with professors Baher Abdulhai (CivMin), Geoff Fernie (IBBME), Reza Iravani (ECE), and Charles Jia (ChemE), are among the CAE’s 52 new fellows for 2020. The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to the country.

Robotics for elder care: New joint centre fosters global collaboration

June 1, 2020 | The new joint centre on robotics for elder care is led by professors Alex Mihailidis (IBBME, Medicine) and Yan Fu at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Milica Radisic receives Killam Fellowship

May 26, 2020 | Professor Milica Radisic is among the recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships.

IBBME student partners with Toronto makers to aid in COVID19 equipment production and hospital R&D projects

May 15, 2020 | IBBME student partners with Toronto makers to aid in COVID19 equipment production and hospital R&D projects

U of T Engineering set to host first-ever virtual research conference

May 14, 2020 | Brandon Rufino (IBBME MHSC candidate) will be presenting in the human health category as a lightning lecture speaker. Under the supervision of Professor Elaine Biddiss (IBBME), he and his fellow grad students develop and evaluate technologies to allow young people with disabilities to participate more meaningfully in arts, music, physical activities and therapies.

Abdullah Syed Wins 2020 Donnelly Thesis Prize

May 13, 2020 | Syed is the latest winner of the Donnelly Centre Research Thesis Prize, awarded annually for the best doctoral research completed at the Centre. An engineer by training, he studied how tiny nano-scale particles travel through the body to deliver drugs directly to tumours under the supervision of Warren Chan, a principal investigator at the Centre and the director of U of T’s Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.

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Omar F. Khan joins IBBME as assistant professor

May 5, 2020 | Dr. Omar F. Khan officially joined the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) on May 1st, 2020.

Dr. Leo Chou is an assistant professor at IBBME

New ‘rock candy’ approach could lead to simpler, faster tests for COVID-19

May 4, 2020 | Testing for viruses is not a new science, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the bottlenecks in established methods. Now, a team led by Professor Leo Chou (IBBME) is pursuing a non-traditional approach that, if successful, could lead to simpler, faster tests.

U of T researchers develop ‘piggyback’ vehicle to escape the endosomal trap and deliver RNA therapeutics

May 1, 2020 | U of T researchers develop ‘piggyback’ vehicle to escape the endosomal trap and deliver RNA therapeutics

Meet Donnelly Centre Team Developing on-the-go Test for COVID-19

April 22, 2020 | While most people are sheltering at home, for a team led by Professor Warren Chan it’s business as usual as they continue to develop an automated, more sensitive and rapid test for COVID-19 to help curb the pandemic.

U of T precision medicine initiative launches task force to fight COVID-19

April 17, 2020 | The PRiME Task Force on Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics for COVID-19 brings together U of T researchers with expertise in a variety of fields to develop new diagnostic tools and therapeutics