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SEMS Research Seminars

Institute of Bioengineering Seminars

Wed 30 Oct 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Roisin Owens, University of Cambridge3D Bioelectronic models of human biology, with Dr Roisin M. Owens at the University of Cambridge
In vitro models of biological systems are essential for our understanding of biological systems. In many cases where animal models have failed to translate to useful data for human diseases, physiologically relevant in vitro models can bridge the gap. Many difficulties exist in interfacing complex, 3D models with technology adapted for monitoring function. Polymeric electroactive materials and devices can bridge the gap between hard inflexible materials used for physical transducers and soft, compliant biological tissues. An additional advantage of these electronic materials is their flexibility for processing and fabrication in a wide range of formats.(1) In this presentation, I will discuss our recent progress in adapting conducting polymer devices, including simple electrodes and transistors, to integrate with 3D cell models. We go further, by generating 3D electroactive scaffolds capable of hosting and monitoring cells.(2) I will also highlight recent research using biomimetic models of cell membranes interfaced with organic electronic devices for drug discovery.(3)
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Wed 13 Nov 2019
16:00 - 17:00
Dr Periklis PantazisChemical and mechanical interrogation of biological systems … and beyond, with Dr Periklis Pantazis, Imperial College London
NOTE: this week's seminar starts later than usual - at 16:00
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Wed 11 Dec 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Dr E. Ada Cavalcanti-AdamChemo-mechanical regulation of receptor-mediated cell adhesion, with Dr E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research & Heidelberg University
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Materials Reseach Institute Seminars

Wed 23 Oct 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Dr John GriffinSeminar: Linking Structure and Function in Organic Energy Materials, Dr John Griffin, Lancaster UniversityAdd this event to your calendar
Thu 31 Oct 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Dr Fabrizia FogliaSeminar: 'Advanced neutron scattering to reveal structure-dynamics correlation in membrane technology' with Dr Fabrizia Foglia, UCLAdd this event to your calendar
Wed 6 Nov 2019
09:00 - 18:00
FIRED-UP - Faculty Industry Research Engagement DayFIRED-UP - Faculty Industry Research Engagement Day, Faculty of Science and EngineeringAdd this event to your calendar
Wed 4 Dec 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Miguel AlgueróSeminar: ‘Electroactive Oxides for Smart Devices’, Dr Miguel Algueró, Institutode Cienciade Materialesde MadridAdd this event to your calendar