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2nd Annual Symposium on Biomedical Materials and Biointerfaces

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Date: Friday 21 July 2017
Venue: ATC 101, Hawthorn Campus

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You are invited to a special symposium at Swinburne on the ‘hot’ multidisciplinary field of Medical Materials and Biointerfaces.

The field covers many application areas including biomaterials, medical devices, biosensors, drug delivery devices, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and antimicrobial materials.

The topic is truly multidisciplinary and spans expertise from physical chemistry and surface science, synthetic chemistry to biochemistry, polymer and materials science, cell biology, molecular microbiology, nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

If you have an interest in any of these areas please come and hear from a group of internationally recognised experts in the field.

Invited speakers

Professor Pat Stayton
Director, Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute, University of Washington, USA.
Expertise: Nanomedicine/nanotechnology, molecular engineering, molecular imaging, targeted drug delivery.

Professor Mark Willcox
Director of Research at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales.
Expertise: Medical microbiology, biofilms, antimicrobial surfaces, biomaterials, microbial pathogenesis.

A/Prof John Forsythe
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash University.
Expertise: Scaffolds for brain and spinal cord repair, Nano-fibrous electrospun scaffolds, Interaction of stem cells on biopolymer substrates, electrospinning, light responsive hydrogels, bioprinting.

A/Prof David Nisbet
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU.
Expertise: Biomedical engineering, biomaterials, central nervous system, cellular interactions, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, nanomaterials, functional materials

Dr Helmut Thissen
Team Leader, CSIRO Manufacturing, Clayton
Expertise: Biomaterials, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, surface  modification, polymers, biointerfaces.

Dr Yue Qu
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital & Monash University
Expertise: Infectious diseases, polymicrobial biofilms, antimicrobial surfaces.

Dr Chiaki Yoshikawa
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.
Expertise: anti-biofouling, polymer synthesis, polymer brushes,

Professor Elena Ivanova
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology
Expertise: antimicrobial materials, nanotechnology, biomaterials, biofilms

Professor Mrinal Bhave
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology.
Expertise: Antimicrobial peptides, genetics, cell biology, microbiology.

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