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Biology and bioengineering tools in the treatment of H2020 age-related diseases

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WORKSHOP : “Biology and bioengineering tools in the treatment of H2020 age-related diseases”

5th April 2016 – Department of Clinical Neurosciences – Clifford Albutt Building Theatre Lecture Room – Cambridge

Organizers: Valeria Chiono (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Maria Grazia Spillantini (University of Cambridge, UK)

9:20-9:30 Valeria Chiono, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

Biology Tools

9:30-10:00 Maria Grazia Spillantini, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK: Introduction to neurodegenerative diseases and current research approaches for their treatment

10:00-10:30 Stefano Pluchino, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK: Neural stem cells and exosome therapeutics in the treatment of CNS diseases

10:30-11:00 Thea & Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Florian Merkle, WT-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK: Modelling human disease with pluripotent stem cells: opportunities and challenges

11:30-12:00 Colin Watts, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK: Introduction on glioblastoma and patient specific in vitro models of glioblastoma

12:00-12:30 William Scott, Transplant Scientist at Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK: Current research in the treatment of diabetes

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break & Networking

Bioengineering Technologies

14:00-14:45 Gianluca Ciardelli, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Polyurethanes as versatile materials in tissue engineering and nanomedicine

14:45-15:15 Ricardo Ribeiro, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, University of Newcastle, UK: Bioprinting technologies in tissue engineering

15:15-15:45 Ciro Chiappini, Imperial College London, London, UK Regenerative Medicine Tools: nanoneedles for cell manipulation

15:45-16:00 Thea & Coffee Break

16:00-16:15 Clara Mattu, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Nanotechnology in drug delivery – Part I

16:15-16:30 Marco Sangermano, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Nanotechnology in drug delivery –Part II

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