Science Club starts tomorrow!

CBS-KSC is hosting our first Science Club. Science Club consists of an organized, small group of graduate students and postdocs from different departments attending sessions on a regular basis to critically evaluate a particular scientific topic and discuss potential solutions.

The theme of this series is: Frontiers in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.

There will be 9, one hour meetings during March-May. The meetings will take place on Thursdays between 12:00-1:00 pm in the Charles Sorbie Conference Room of the HMRC. If you need directions to this room, please email us at Coffee will be provided and we encourage you to bring your own lunch.

Participants will be given a maximum of 1 hour worth of reading to do before the session. Session topics are listed below, and the schedule shows the dates when each topic will be presented.

  1.  On the nature of biomaterials and biocompatibility
  2.  Nanobiomaterials: what is this thing?
  3.  Organ 3D printing: limits and challenges
  4.  Polymers vs. biodegradable polymers, metals vs. biodegradable metals
  5.  Smart polymeric biomaterials
  6.  In vivo, in vitro, and in situ tissue engineering: pros and cons
  7.  Academic vs. industry medical devices: paradigms, paradoxes and regulatory process
  8.  How can we provide tissue engineered medical devices for everybody?
  9.  One day, tissue engineering medical devices will not be a challenge anymore… What’s next?
Topic Date Chair
1 March 16 Rosa
2 March 23 Nathan
3 March 30 Laura
4 April 6 Ashley
5 April 13 Fei
6 April 20 Hossein
7 April 27 Roshni
8 May 11 Gad
9 May 18 Gad

Regardless of your year and degree/discipline, please feel free to come out and learn about some interesting topics you might otherwise not get the chance to be taught in your regular courses. Please email if you are interested in attending any of the sessions, and we will add you to our email list!

We look forward to seeing you there!


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