Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Andre Skirtach
(May 21, 2012)
Speaker: Prof. dr. Andre Skirtach
Title: Nanotechnology and material science for bridging photonics, imaging and biotechnology
Imaging and label-free imaging are some of the most important attributes of modern advanced techniques applicable to cell cultures. Our research focuses on development of new tools, methods and applications for: intracellular delivery and imaging including label-free imaging, laser manipulation and release from polymeric capsules, liposomes and red blood cells, mechanosensing, synthesis of calcium carbonate particles and enzyme-catalyzed reactions, label-free Raman/surface enhanced Raman sensors for molecules and biomarkers, and development of next generation (multicompartment, anisotropic) carriers as well as substrates for cells and eventually in-vivo. In our approaches we use nanotechnology/material science approaches as main constituents in connecting strong expertise of Ghent University in photonics/imaging with profound base in biotechnology.
Dr. Andre G. Skirtach obtained B. Sc./M. Sc. in Physics from Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, and PhD. in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) from McGill University, Montréal, Canada. He worked for the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa and took an active part in transferring technology developed at NRC to industry. Subsequently, Dr Skirtach joined Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, Potsdam, Germany where he was a Group Leader in the Department of Interfaces. His main research interests are development of biological applications using new photonics/physics devices and novel materials. Dr. Skirtach served as the Chairman of the IEEE-LEOS Ottawa Chapter leading it to the most innovative Chapter of the Year Award (2003).
16:00 - 17:00 Lecture Prof. dr. Skirtach
17:00 - 18:00 Reception
Venue: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Universiteit Gent, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Block E Room E1.012
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