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Experts from the Bioengineering Department at Imperial will show some of their most interesting scientific work: devices so small that you can’t even see with the naked eye to help cure cancer, and how sticky slugs can be used to inspire a new generation of medical devices. Come and discover this strange world and test your abilities with our pub quiz!
Regenerative dental fillings and slug-inspired medical adhesives
Dr Adam Celiz (Lecturer)
Regenerative medicine is a powerful approach to restore tissue function and has led to a new era for healthcare. Dr. Celiz will present two innovative approaches to tissue regeneration: he will show how fillings can support natural repair of dental tissues and slugs inspired a new generation of medical devices. This talk may include images or videos related to animal research, which could be unpleasant for some.
Engineering Cancer on a chip
Dr Sam Au (Lecturer )
Even after centuries of study, cancer remains a difficult disease to treat. Therapies are often limited due our poor understanding of this disease. Dr Au’s Lab engineer microscale devices that model organs/tumours and manipulate cancer cells. He will show how these “organ/lab-on-a-chip” devices operate and are used to better understand the mechanisms responsible for cancer progression. This talk may contain images or videos related to animal research, which could be unpleasant for some.