Nanomaterials show unique structural features for exciting medical applications. Nanomaterials, such as metallic, semiconductor, carbon or graphene oxide, are used for sensing pathogens, genetic disorders, environmental pollutants or explosives. In addition, metal-organic framework nanoparticles are highly porous nanomaterials used for carrying drugs and their controlled release, in the presence of biomarkers for different diseases, leading to autonomous sense-and-treat systems.
Professor Willner will describe how nanomaterials are used for sensing and as nanocarriers of drugs for potential treatment of cancer and macular diseases and for the glucose-controlled release of insulin for diabetic patients. Professor Willner will also talk on stimuli-responsive nanoparticle-functionalized hydrogels for the controlled release of drugs, self-healing and robotic applications.
Professor Willner is a Professor of Chemistry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is a member and Chairperson of the Sciences Division of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. This is a Kohn Foundation funded lecture organized in partnership with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
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