Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
|Dates:||4 November 2015|
|Times:||14:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
The next meeting in the Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology seminar series will be held on Wednesday, 4th November 2-5 pm in the Michael Smith Lecture Theatre.
This session’s guest speaker is Professor Kostas Kostarelos.
“Kostas is Professor and Chair of Nanomedicine at the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences of the University of Manchester. He is leading the Nanomedicine Lab that is part of the Centre for Tissue Injury and Repair and the National Graphene Institute. Research at the Nanomedicine Lab has a long history in developing liposomes, colloidal nanoparticulates (polymeric microspheres, solid nanoparticles), natural (e.g. peptide) and synthetic macromolecules (e.g. dendrimers) and novel nanomaterials (e.g. nanocarbons) as vector systems for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. A variety of biologically active entities (peptides, proteins, plasmid DNA, siRNA, stem cells) and more conventional small molecules to achieve anti-angiogenic or cytotoxic activities have been developed along with imaging probes (radionuclides, NIR, opoacoustic) to design multi-functional (theranostic) modalities. The primary therapeutic targets for clinical translation of these technologies are cancer (solid and metastatic) and neurodegenerative disorders.”
We are now currently looking for Postdoc and PhD student applicants for both oral and poster presentations for the next meeting and would greatly appreciate any nominations. Please note this would be a wonderful opportunity for any first year PhD students to present their mandatory first year talk in a relaxed environment. Applications to give 10 minute oral presentations on any aspect of Industrial Biotechnology and/or Synthetic Biology are welcome, with a prize (£75 Amazon voucher) for the best talk of the day! Please submit your application by the 31st August via the online form (http://bit.ly/1sCrx5o).We would also like to invite poster presentations (no application required) so if you have a relevant poster please bring this along to the event.
Posters will be presented during the mid-session refreshment break and after the talks at the free drinks reception, which has proven to be a popular and productive, cross-disciplinary networking platform.
Please register for this free event at: http://bit.ly/1DOYqbj
Any enquiries or questions please email: IBSynBioSeminars@gmail.com.
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