EBI workshop: Engineering cooperative micro-nano systems for biomedical applications

14 November 2014, 8.30 AM - 14 November 2014, 8.30 AM

Venue: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Tyndall Avenue
Nanoparticles, micro-robots and synthetic cells are increasingly able to move, sense and interact in a controlled manner through the engineering of their individual functionalities. Large numbers are typically required for biomedical applications such as delivering imaging agents and therapeutics in the body. The challenge is to predict how so many agents will behave as a collective. Further engineering these systems could result in emergent cooperative behaviours reminiscent of self-organisation in nature and towards improved clinical outcome. To this end, novel micro-nano materials, deep understanding of biology, and computational tools are emerging as the next frontier.

In this cross-disciplinary workshop we will address clinical applications for nanomedicine, learn about the design and testing of micro-nano systems, and explore future opportunities in swarm engineering.

If you are interested in taking part in this workshop, please let us know by sending an email to ebi-health@bristol.ac.uk and indicate your area of expertise. For more information, visit the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute website.

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