Bubbles, meet graphene! Can microscale LEGO® improve healthcare?
Prof. Gaio Paradossi, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Molecular assembly is a bit like playing with LEGO® but on the microscale; the resulting molecular constructs having varied and interesting applications in many fields of our life. In this presentation I will show how our group uses two different “LEGO® bricks”, microbubbles (a sphere) and graphene (flat flakes), to develop assemblies with uncommon properties but which have real world advantages for healthcare. I will show how, at not more a few millionths of meter in size, these biocompatible, graphene-microbubble assemblies can be injected into the blood stream, target the endothelial cells of inflamed or tumour tissues and be used for the high resolution imaging of, or the delivery of drugs to, diseased areas.
Lectures held at 6.30pm, Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9BU. Refreshments are served from 6pm on the day of the lecture.
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