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TARA Seminar on Sep. 7

A TARA seminar will be held as follows.

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2018 Time: 17:00-18:00 Venue: Seminar room, 2F, Bldg. A, TARA Center [Map

Speaker: Katja Schenke-Layland, Ph.D. (Director, The Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen, Germany / Professor, Department of Women’s Health, Research Institute for Women’s Health, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany)

Subject: “Raman microspectroscopy and its application in regenerative and personalized medicine”

Summary: As the field of regenerative and personalized medicine matures, the need for novel enabling technologies to characterize cells and engineered constructs (i.e. cells/tissue combined with scaffolds and/or growth factors) as well as their individual components in a more insightful, quantitative and preferably non-invasive manner becomes imperative. Raman microspectroscopy is an emerging technique based on light scattering that allows assessing molecular interactions and the biochemical structure of a sample in a non-invasive manner. Specifically for tissue engineering applications, it has been proven to allow determining biochemical information on cells, tissues and/or material-cell tissue constructs without the need for labels.

The aim of this talk is to show the applicability of Raman microspectroscopy for regenerative and personalized medicine applications and disease monitoring, and to discuss the added value of the generated data for tissue engineering construct design optimization and preclinical as well as clinical applications.




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