Seminar: Much a-glue about nothing - bioadhesive from the Ctenophore Pleurobrachia pileus
In this seminar, we’ll talk about bioadhesives! Bioadhesives have a large scope for potential applications within biomedicine, from wound closure and bone fracture repair to drug delivery. The ocean has numerous organisms utilising bioadhesives for a variety of purposes. One phylum, Ctenophora, uses a bioadhesive for prey capture. But we still don’t know how Ctenophora control adhesive release, which mechanism of adhesion for ingestion they use, or even what are the adhesive composition and properties. George Merces is working on these questions and trying to determine if the adhesive could have applications in medicine.
Wednesday I 14 November I 13:30
Room 2.31 I Building 7 I Gambelas Campus
About our speaker:
George Merces is a PhD Student at University College Dublin in the School of Medicine. He is on a short-stay collaboration at CCMAR, funded by EMBRIC.
This seminar was kindly sponsored by: