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Keynote Lecture: Andrew Treharne -  iPlastics - From Polymers to tissue engineering

Date and Theme: 22nd February 2012, 'Light and Sound'

Lecture Summary: As a Postgraduate Research Student, Andrew worked on a interdisciplinary project between Chemistry and the Faculty of Medicine. The project investigated the design and synthesis of new materials to adhere cells by mimicking the extracellular matrix. He was investigating the potential of these materials as a vehicle for delivering cells to the retina for treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeraion - a disease that causs blindness in thousands of people across the UK.

Please note - during the lecture Andrew displays a video of a needle entering an eye which may be disturb some viewers. He gives a warning before showing the video if you do not wish to watch that section of the lecture

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