Upcoming Talks and Events

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Aug
30
Fri
Nano-and Microfabricated Hydrogels for Regenerative Engineering @ Red Room - Donnelly Center Toronto
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am
Presenter: Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D. Professor Ali Khademhosseini is Professor of Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and at the UCLA Radiological Sciences David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT) and an associate director for the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. He is recognized as a leader in combining micro- and nano-engineering approaches with advanced biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. Join Dr. Ali Khademhosseini on August 30, 2019 for his lecture on “Nano-and Microfabricated Hydrogels for Regenerative Engineering” For more information regarding this event click here.  
Sep
10
Tue
Non-fouling medical devices: Slippery coatings that resist adhesion of biological matter- Joanna Aizenberg @ MS2172
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Abstract

Living organisms and biological substances are among the most difficult and persistent sources of surface fouling, particularly in medical and marine settings. The ability of organisms to adapt, move, cooperate, evolve on short timescales, and modify surfaces by secreting proteins and other molecules enables them to colonize even state-of-the-art antifouling coatings, and small surface defects can trigger protein aggregation and blood clotting. Attempts to combat these issues are further hindered by conflicting requirements at different size scales and across different species. Our recently developed concept of Slippery, Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) provides a defect-free, dynamic liquid interface that overcomes many of these problems at once. A single surface is able to prevent adhesion of a broad range of genetically diverse bacteria, including many pathogenic species that underlie widespread hospital-acquired infections. The same approach resists adhesion of proteins, cells, and blood, preventing clogging and thrombus formation inside medical tubing and catheters. We are currently developing this strategy to solve longstanding fouling issues in a wide range of medical settings. Examples described in the lecture will include the use of this material in endoscopes, medical tubing and surgical instruments.

Select references: Nature 2011; ACS Nano 2012; PNAS 2012; Nano Letters 2013; Nature Comm. 2013; Nature Mater. 2013; APL 2013; Nanotech. 2014; Angew. Chem. 2014; Nature Biotech. 2014; Nature 2015; Nature Mater. 2015; Nature Comm. 2015; Nature 2015; Nature 2016; PNAS 2016; Biomaterials 2017; Nature Physics, 2017; Science 2017; Adv. Mater. 2018

Oct
8
Tue
Olivia Wang- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Room MS2172
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
12
Tue
Doug Lauffenburger- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Room MS2172
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
10
Tue
Fei Fei Liu- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Sandford Fleming Building Room SF1101
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
14
Tue
Bob Kirsch- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Medical Sciences Building Room MS3154
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
11
Tue
Chris Contag-Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Medical Sciences Building Room MS3154
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
10
Tue
Lance Davidson- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology Room BA1190
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
14
Tue
Mikhail Shapiro- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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