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Upcoming Webinar with Research Professor Ferry Melchels and Dr. Cathal O'Connell

Gelomics Webinar Professor Ferry Melchels and Dr Cathal OConnell
Gelomics Webinar

Biomaterials have revolutionized medical science, propelling us into a future where organic materials can be used to create intricate 3D structures, allowing for groundbreaking medical treatments and applications. Join us to discover the future of biofabrication and biomaterials with Research Professor Ferry Melchels and Dr. Cathal O'Connell.

A Deep Dive into gelMA with Professor Ferry Melchels

Presentation title: A decade of research on gelatine methacryloyl (gelMA)

For those passionate about the integration of novel hydrogels, scaffold materials, and innovative biofabrication technologies, Professor Melchels' session is a must-attend. With a focus on advancing the field of polymeric biomaterials, he will provide an extensive, albeit one-sided, historical overview of gelMA as a pioneering biomaterial.

Expect to delve into:

  • The significant research of the past 10+ years, including insights into printability, mechanical properties, and groundbreaking applications.

  • Fascinating case studies on the engineering of cartilage, vascularised bone, cancer models, and vascular grafts.

  • The lesser-known stories behind gelMA, including the origins of its name and the quirky concept of "Friday Afternoon Experiments".

Exploring Injection Bio-casting with Dr. Cathal O'Connell

Presentation title: Injection bio-casting: a versatile method for creating complex hydrogel structures

Dr. O'Connell, a luminary in biofabrication with a rich background in physics and nanoscience, will unravel the intricacies of injection bio-casting. Recognized for his translation research at the BioFab3D@ACMD lab and his significant contribution to the 'biopen' project, Dr. O'Connell is perfectly poised to shed light on this innovative technique.

Key takeaways from this session will include:

  • Understanding the current challenges in additive fabrication techniques and the compromises researchers often face.

  • An introduction to the injection casting technique and its transformative potential in crafting intricate hydrogel structures.

  • An exciting showcase of human-scale branched vascular tubes crafted using chemically crosslinked gelatin.

🗓️ When: 8th December 2023

⏰ Time: 3 pm - 4:15 pm AEST

👨‍🏫 Speaker: Research Professor Ferry Melchels & Dr. Cathal O'Connell

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