8 September 2017 - Kazunari Akiyoshi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Self-assembly of amphiphilic polymers and bio-inspired functions
Abstract: The concept of self-assembly of amphiphilic biocomponents such as lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides is indispensable in “bottom-up” design of advanced biomaterials (functional gels or biointerfaces). In this seminar, self-assemblies of amphiphilic polymers such as block copolymers (polymer vesicle) or graft copolymers(nanogels) are introduced and their bio-inspired functions (application to nanoreactor, drug delivery system, and tissue engineering) are discussed.
22 September 2017 - Daisy Hessenberger
The colloquium will be about the open access revolution; title t.b.a.