UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Departmental Seminar - Designing bio-inspired materials for regenerative medicine and biosensing by Prof Molly Stevens

24 March 2017

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Date: 29 March 2017

Time: 1pm - 2pm  
Venue: Roberts Building 309

Bio-responsive nanomaterials are of growing importance with potential applications including drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering (1-3). 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. The search for replacement body parts has fuelled the highly interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This talk will describe our research on the design of new materials to direct stem cell differentiation for regenerative medicine. 

This talk will also provide an overview of our recent developments in the design of materials for ultrasensitive biosensing. We are applying these biosensing approaches both in high throughput drug screening and to diagnose diseases ranging from cancer to global health applications.

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Molly 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. She joined Imperial in 2004 after a Postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to this she graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and was then awarded a PhD in biophysical investigations of specific biomolecular interactions and single biomolecule mechanics from the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis at the University of Nottingham (2000).

For further biography information please visit Professor Molly Stevens Imperial College London profile page