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DGIF 2014

Swimming Microrobots

Abstract : Nature has inspired numerous microrobotic locomotion designs that are suitable for propulsion generation at low Reynolds numbers. This talk first reviews various swimming methods with a particular focus on helical propulsion inspired by E. coli bacteria. To actuate […]

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Regulation of Immune Homeostasis to Commensal Microbial and Dietary Antigens

Abstract : The immune system operates with a delicate balance under normal conditions by responding strongly to occasional exposure to pathogenic microbes while continuously maintaining functional tolerance to foreign antigens that are chronically present, namely, those from the commensal microbiota […]

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On the Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Abstract : Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) refer to the embedding of widespread sensing, computation, communication, and control into physical spaces. Application areas are as diverse as aerospace, chemical processes, civil infrastructure, energy, manufacturing and transportation, most of which are safety-critical. The availability of […]

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“Structure/Function Correlations over Nonheme Iron Enzymes

Abstract : Non-heme iron enzymes either activate substrate using a ferric center or dioxygen using a ferrous site. The latter has been extremely difficult to study. Thus we have developed new spectroscopic methodologies that provide geometric and electronic structural insight […]

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“If Alien Scientists were to write a Report on Homo sapiens

Abstract : Is it possible to do scientific research on ourselves? It’s hard to view ourselves objectively. But what if we take a different perspective? Say, that of extra terrestrial scientists? If they were to visit our planet and write […]

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Control of Mechanical Systems

Abstract : The class of mechanical systems including robotic systems finds itself in a special position in control theory since a mechanical system has a second-order structure that is non-linear but not far from linear. As a result it is […]

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Genetic Dissection of C4 Photosynthesis in Grasses

Abstract : C4 photosynthesis evolved multiple times throughout the angiosperms and at least 22 times independently in the grasses.  We have utilized a comparative genomics approach to explore the diversity of mechanisms involved in the recruitment of C3 enzymes and […]

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BioNano Health Guard R&D Program” in Korea

Abstarct :  Global Frontier Program is a R&D program that Korean government (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) is most focused on. This national research program is funded more than 10 billion KRW (approximately 10 million US$) per year […]

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Cyber-Physical Control of Road Goods Transportation: Architectures for Cooperation and Optimization

Abstract : Goods transportation is of outmost importance for economic growth and social development. About 45% of all freight transport is on roads and in Europe alone there are more than 2 million heavy-duty vehicles carrying out long-haulage services. Industry and […]

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A Systems Approach to Inflorescence Architecture in Maize

Abstract : Inflorescences of maize and other grasses such as wheat, rice and sorghum, have complex architectures, which limits direct translation from eudicot models. Grasses are characterized by unique floral branches, called spikelets, and their determinacy is differentially regulated in […]

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