讲座通知:Micro Technology for Painless and Efficient Vaccination

日期:2017-4-17 9:20:03 人气:3 

Title: Micro Technology for Painless and Efficient Vaccination
Speaker: Dr. Michael Chen
School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh,UK
Time: 10:00-11:00, April 19 (Wednesday), 2017
(2017年4月19日星期三上午10:00-11:00)
Venue: Ground floor lecture room, Building 401, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (苏大放射医学及交叉学科研究院,401号楼一楼会议室)
ABSTRACT: Currently, most vaccines are administered by needle and syringe injection. Although effective, this method leads to pain, needle-stick injury, and cross-infection, requires trained personnel for administration, and has low vaccine efficacy. To address these problems, many alternative approaches have been developed. In this talk, the research of using microneedle arrays for skin vaccination will be introduced.
Short Biography
Michael Xianfeng Chen received his PhD in Materials Science from University of Oxford in 2007. He then worked in Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland first as a postdoc and then research fellow for four years. Since March 2011, he has been assistant professor and lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong and University of Bradford, respectively. He joined in the Institute for Bioengineering in the School of Engineering on the 1st of June 2016. He is working in Chemical Engineering discipline within the school. Dr Chen’s research is focused on biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and the application of nanomaterials in biology and medicine. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters. Additionally, he holds 7 patent families in drug delivery technologies (including 27 patent applications in major countries/regions including USA and Europe). Some of these technologies have been invested by venture companies for commercialisation and also licenced to Merck & Co., Inc.

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