Conference Room 1:03, SMC, Alexander Crum Brown Road
The penultimate IMNS seminar of the semester will take place next week and will see talks from CDT PhD student Paul Sullivan and IMPACT RA Ewen Blair. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED - as always all are welcome to attend, we look forward to seeing you there.
PAUL SULLIVAN - Bio-integration of Implanted Biosensors
Abstract: Implantable biosensors have a wide array of potential applications within biology and medicine. While major inroads have been made into the realisation of such devices, many challenges remain. The successful integration of devices into tissues while permitting continuous, reliable, long-term measurements has principally been hampered by two interdependent mechanisms. These are the foreign body response (FBR) of host tissue and non-specific adsorption of proteins and other macromolecules - termed biofouling. In his talk, Paul will review these phenomena along with previously suggested control strategies and propose an approach based on dynamic control of surface charge.
EWEN BLAIR - IMPACT: Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy
Abstract: The IMPACT project is developing microsystems for implanting into cancerous tumours. The aim is to monitor the micro-environment of the cancer to help tailor therapies to an individual tumour. This approach will increase efficacy of treatment and reduce damage to collateral, healthy tissue. Ewen's talk will provide an overview of the IMPACT project, describing the sensor systems being developed at the IMNS as well as presenting recent results from initial in vivo studies.
Pizza at 12:40, Talks to begin at 13:00
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