Nano in Medicine & Health Lecture Series: Technology for Bioelectronic Medicine - Professor George Malliaras, University of Cambridge
|Dates:||25 November 2021|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Prof. George Malliaras, Prince Philip Professor of Technology|
On behalf of the Nanomedicine Lab at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) we are delighted to invite you to our jointly organised NanoSeminars in Medicine & Health Lecture Series.
Our first speaker, Professor George Malliaras will be giving a seminar about Technology for Bioelectronic Medicine. George Malliaras is the Prince Philip Professor of Technology at the University of Cambridge. He received a PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and did a postdoc at the IBM Almaden Research Center, USA. Before joining Cambridge, he was a faculty member at Cornell University in the USA, where he also served as the Director of the Cornell NanoScale Facility, and at the School of Mines in France. His research has been recognized with awards from the New York Academy of Sciences, the US National Science Foundation, and DuPont, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Linköping in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and of the Royal Society of Chemistry and serves as Deputy Editor of Science Advances.
Abstract: Bioelectronic medicine provides a new means of addressing disease via the electrical stimulation of tissues: Deep brain stimulation, for example, has shown exceptional promise in the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, while stimulation of peripheral nerves is being explored to treat autoimmune disorders. To bring these technologies to patients at scale, however, significant challenges remain to be addressed. Key among these is our ability to establish stable and efficient interfaces between electronics and the human body. I will show examples of how this can be achieved using new electronic materials and devices engineered to communicate with the body and evolve with it.
This is a hybrid event, taking place in person and via Zoom - for more details and registration, please go to our webinar registration page.
Prof. George Malliaras, Prince Philip Professor of Technology
Role: Professor and Scientific Director
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room G53