Monday, 22 December 2014

Enzyme Responsive Surfaces and Control of Neural Stem Cell Differention: Zelzer Group Presentations

Hala and Anne attended and presented their work at the 4th Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology on the 15th December. The one day meeting was sponsored by the RSC Materials Chemistry Division and hosted at the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham.

Postgraduates and Post Docs from Universities across the UK came together to share their exciting research with each other on topics ranging from carbon nanotubes for intracellular sensing to nanoparticles for cancer therapies.

Hala presented a poster of her work on designing surfaces that control neural stem cell differentiation and Anne delivered a flash presentation on designing an enzyme responsive surface.

The honorary guest speakers Dr Matthew I. Gibson (University of Warwick), Dr David Adams (University of Liverpool) and Dr Adam Perriman (university of Bristol) offered their experience and practices in their stimulating plenary talks. Lunchtime and evening poster sessions enabled the early researchers to discuss their work with one another over a beer or two.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Fabio Simoes presents for The Zelzer Group at NMAET SSBII Joint Conference

Fabio Simoes gave a presentation titled 'Control of peptide surface density through the application of polymers with precise chemical composition' at the joint meeting of Nano-Molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies VI (NMAET VI) and Surface Science of Biologically Improtant Interfaces 15 (SSBII 15).

Fabio’s talk showcased his work on developing novel materials that contain a well-defined number of biomolecules (peptides). These materials are essential to to understand and develop advanced sensors for biomedical applications as they improve quantitative measurements of the amount of small biomoleucles (peptides) on surfaces.

The meeting was hosted at NPL (The National Physical Laboratory) from the 25th - 27th November, comprising an excellent variety of presentations from internationally leading scientists in the area of biomolecular surface measurements.