QLD Polymer Group - Webinar Prof Kristi Anseth
Join the RACI Qld Polymer Group's seventh seminar for 2020.
Presented by Prof Kritsi Anseth from University of Colorado (Boulder), this event runs from 9.00am (Brisbane time) on Wednesday 30 September 2020.
Speaker: Prof. Kristi Anseth
Biosketch: Kristi S. Anseth is a Distinguished Professor, Tisone Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Head of Academic Leadership of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests lie at the interface between biology and engineering where she designs new biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Dr. Anseth is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (2009), the National Academy of Medicine (2009), the National Academy of Sciences (2013), and the National Academy of Inventors (2016). She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Materials Research Society. Dr. Anseth currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Board of Trustees for the Gordon Research Conferences, on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Allen Institute, and is an editor for Biomacromolecules and Progress in Materials Science.
To be announced soon - registration link is active!
The Anseth group specializes in developing biomaterial scaffolds with highly-controlled architectures and chemistries for three-dimensional cell culture, tissue regeneration, and biological assays. They are particularly interested in understanding how cells receive information from their surroundings and designing materials that allow us to study these processes. Their approach exploits classical engineering principles and modeling to control cell behavior on time scales ranging from seconds to months and affecting changes on the molecular and macroscopic scales. The methods they use include the design of biomaterial niches that permit cell function, as well as bioactive environments that dynamically promote or suppress specific cellular responses, including proliferation, differentiation, and extracellular matrix production.
Register here: https://uqz.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mjrZCo65T8mblaVNcxuHNA