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Institute of Bioengineering Seminars

Wed 16 Jan 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Sam AuMicrofluidic Platforms for Investigating and Isolating Circulating Tumour Cell Clusters, with Dr Sam Au, Imperial College London
Multicellular aggregates of circulating tumour cells (CTC clusters) are potent initiators of distant organ metastases. Much is still unknown about their a) behaviour in the body, b) value as predictive/prognostic biomarkers and c) potential as therapeutic targets. The study of CTC clusters is hindered by challenges associated with isolating these rare aggregates from blood and observing their behaviour in physiological environments. Here I present microfluidic platforms designed to address both challenges.
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Wed 30 Jan 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Prof. Liam M GroverCorrecting aberrations in tissue formation using materials: From scarring to pathological ossification, with Professor Liam Grover
“Correcting aberrations in tissue formation using materials: From scarring to pathological ossification” with Professor Liam Grover, from the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
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Wed 13 Feb 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Professor Xavier TrepatMechanobiology of epithelial growth and folding, with Professor Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona updated
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Wed 27 Feb 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Professor Michael DustinNanoscale analysis of immune cell communication, with Professor Michael L. Dustin updated
Professor Dustin was trained in Tim Springer’s lab at Harvard Medical School and Stuart Kornfeld’s lab at Washington University in St Louis. He started his Lab at Washington University in St Louis using supported lipids bilayers to study dynamics of the immunological synapse. Work at NYU School of Medicine focused on in vivo analysis of immune cell function in multiple tissues with a focus on tolerance, cancer and infection models. In Oxford he has focused on the immune T cell immunological synapse and the formation of nanoscale extracellular vesicles. This is a unique form of communication that allows the T cell to send out particles with a combination of antigen specificity and effector function. The system is also amenable to analysis by nanofabrication methods. In work started at NYU and continued at Oxford. Professor Dustin has used 3D nano position of T cell receptor ligands to determine the role of phosphatase exclusion in control of T cell responses.
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Wed 20 Mar 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Prof. Jeremy C. HebdenDevelopment of diffuse optical tomography for imaging the newborn infant brain, with Prof. Jeremy C. Hebden updated
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Wed 1 May 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Professor Daniel ElsonSurgical Imaging and Biophotonics, with Professor Daniel Elson, Imperial
Light-based technologies such as florescence, multispectral and polarisation resolved imaging are opening up the possibility for in vivo tissue characterisation and image-guided surgery using live information feedback.
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Materials Reseach Institute Seminars

Fri 11 Jan 2019
A lecture by Professor Peter McCormack, University of Strathclyde newAdd this event to your calendar
Thu 31 Jan 2019
Thomas Young Centre presents: Irene Burghardt (Frankfurt) / Fabien Bruneval (CEA Saclay) – Soiree: “Excitons in molecular materials” newAdd this event to your calendar
Mon 4 - Wed 6 Feb 2019
09:00 - 17:00
Simulation of DNA in waterCentre for Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, three-day intensive course on Message Passing Interface (MPI)
Fri 15 Feb 2019
09:30 - 17:00
Thomas Young Centre Student DayThomas Young Centre Student Day 2019 abstract submission updatedAdd this event to your calendar
Thu 7 Mar 2019
17:00 - 19:30
Beñat Gurrutxaga-Lerma (University of Cambridge), TYC Soiree: “Structural Materials” newAdd this event to your calendar
Thu 2 May 2019
17:00 - 19:30
Katerina IoannidouThomas Young Centre Soiree:Katerina Ioannidou (Montpellier) / Tulio Honofrio de Faria (Paris) - “Structural Materials” newAdd this event to your calendar