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Keynote Lecture

Optoregulated biomaterials

Tuesday (20.03.2018)
09:00 - 09:40
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Living tissues undergo adaptive property changes during their life time or in response to external factors. In part, those changes are realized by embedded cells in form of active remodeling of their surrounding matrix, and interpreted by other cells in form of potent matrix-mediated regulatory signals. In order to recreate the characteristic evolutionary and adaptive character of natural tissues into modern man-made biomaterials, novel approaches to in situ regulate cell-materials interactions and remodeling are necessary. This lecture will present ligh-triggers and optogenetic approaches for this purpose.

Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo Bécares
INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials