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Functional biomaterials made of natural building blocks can offer significant advantages over purely synthetic systems, and the use of human proteins, functional peptides or nucleic acids as the precursor materials is common for the minimization of the immunogenicity of the delivery materials. 

However, the biocompatibility and biodegradability of functional structures with desired properties is affected by the biomaterials’ structural characteristics and building block assembly pathways. Moreover, the elevated sensitivity of natural building blocks to environmental changes makes structural analysis of such biomaterial systems challenging. 

In this webinar, we will discuss the use of non-invasive optical techniques (fluorescent and optical microscopy) to characterize structural aspects of biomaterials, towards improving the understanding of the relationship between the biomaterials structural properties and its functionality.

Why should I attend the webinar?

•    Identify new technologies and approaches in applied biomaterial science 
•    Discuss trends and developing scientific innovations in the biomaterials field 
•    Recognize potential difficulties in design and analysis of biomaterials and how to avoid them 
•    Discuss visualization and processing of large data sets
•    Detect and quantify structural characteristics of biomaterials
•    Outline advanced interactive analysis of biomaterials arrangement and relations between the various parts
•    Investigation of self-assembly mechanisms of biomaterials formation using non-invasive tools


Ulyana Shimanovich, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Baptiste Gault (Moderator), Materials Science Publisher


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