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April 2022

  Wed 13 Apr 2022
  15:00 - 16:00
Image: Prof. Carsten WernerSeminar: Cell-Instructive Polymer Hydrogels Based on Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans with Professor Carsten Werner, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden and TU Dresden, Germany.
Cell-Instructive Polymer Hydrogels Based on Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) within extracellular matrices (ECM) control the presentation of soluble, cell-instructive signals. Incorporation of GAGs into engineered polymer networks can therefore provide a powerful and versatile means of directing cell fate. To systematically explore the related options, we have established a...

May 2022

  Wed 4 May 2022
  00:00 - 00:00
Image: Prof. Lynne Reagan, University of EdinburghEngineering novel materials and surfaces using proteins, with Prof. Lynne Reagan, University of Edinburgh
Biological systems must function with exquisite specificity in a complex milieu. Although one can design proteins to adopt many structures, there are a number of examples where the structure and function of a natural protein is so unique that one cannot specify the requirements to recapitulate the desired activity. We therefore take the approach of co-opting natural proteins with...