2014 Joel Lecture: Designing materials for regenerative medicine and ultrasensitive biosensing

Friday, 6th June 2014

5:30pm, Friday 6th June

UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering invite attendance at their annual Joel Chair lecture on medical physics. This year it will be given by Professor Molly Stevens on the topic of designing materials for regenerative medicine and ultrasensitive biosensing.

 

PROFESSOR MOLLY STEVENS, FRENG
Prof of Biomedical Materials & Regenerative Medicine
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials at Imperial College

DESIGNING MATERIALS FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND ULTRASENSITIVE BIOSENSING

Image 2Bio-responsive nanomaterials are of growing importance with potential applications including drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering. A disagreeable side effect of longer life-spans is the failure of one
part of the body – the knees, for example – before the body as a whole
 is ready to surrender. This talk will outline the latest efforts in the design of new materials to heal the body.  Professor Stevens will also describe how she is developing bio-functionalised nanoparticles for ultrasensitive biosensing for detection of cancer and infectious diseases.

The Joel Lecture will take place at 5:30 on Friday 6 June 2014 in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, with a Reception to follow in the North Cloisters.

The Joel Chair is the oldest established Chair in Medical Physics in the world. It is currently held by Prof. Robert Speller, Medical Physics & Bioengineering Department, UCL, who welcomes you to what we trust will become a popular and enlightening event for the Medical Physics community.

Image 3Molly Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College. In 2010 she was recognised by The Times as one of the top ten scientists under the age of 40.

This event is free but spaces are limited. Please register via eventbrite by clicking here.