Creating innovative bio-convergent technologies for better human life

연사 Prof. Hyunjoon Kong 
소속 UIUC 
일시 2019. 11.21(화) 11am 
장소 정문술빌딩#205 

우리학과에서는 UIUC공현준 교수님을 모시고 Bio-IT Inspiring talk를 개최하였습니다.



Prof. Hyunjoon Kong

Robert W. Schaffer Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Pathobiology, & Carle College of Medicine, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Abstract: Active matters capable of converting chemical energy to mechanical energy present unique features such as self-locomotion and self-manipulation. Active matters can be assembled by controlling the spatial organization of biological cells or chemical reactions of synthetic materials. These matters can discover new physics rules and also have potentials to overcome various technical hurdles in advancing diagnosis and treatments of diseases. We have been working on assembling living matters that reproduce physiological functionality of tissue and synthetic matters that modulate molecular transport across biophysical barriers. The first part of this talk will focus on introducing the role of cross-talks between muscle cells and neurons on recreating neuron-innervated muscle and using it to fabricate biomachinery (Figure 1a). The resulting muscle controls contraction autonomously in response to the neural impulse. The second part of this talk will cover colloidal particles that can remove biofilms formed in confined spaces with their self-locomotion (Figure 1b).






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