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【学术报告】World-leading research in the design and application of smart nanopolymers

日期: 2018年10月09日 19:42   浏览量:

Time: 15:30-17:00 Wednesday 17th October

Location: A01-N102

Guest Lecturer: Kal Karim

Associate Professor in Organic and Computational Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester 

Kal is Deputy Head of Leicester Biotechnology Group, University of Leicester that has a long track record of innovative work in the area of diagnostics and molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs). Kal has established his research area in the computational design of MIPs with high affinity and specificity for a wide range of targets with industrial and academic collaborations. He is one of the main academic contributors in the field and the modelling protocols developed have been implemented in numerous laboratories worldwide. His major scientific achievements in this area are: (i) development of generic modelling tools for computational design of MIPs; (ii) design and development of polymers for separation/purification of drug targets, environmental pollutants and food toxins; (iii) development of novel MIP sensors for the detection of anaesthetics and antibiotic drugs. His currently research interest is on predictive design of nanoparticles for diagnostics and therapeutic applications.

 

Today’s lecture is an overview of the work carried out by Leicester Biotechnology  over several years with examples of how imprinted polymers (MIPs) can be synthesised and adapted for many uses and how the technology has developed from using micron size polymers to nano size polymers (one billionth of a metre, 10-9 m) that opens up exciting new opportunities of how this technology can be applied in solving current and future problems.

 

Welcome to attend!