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MSL Seminar Series: May – Invited Speaker, Dr. Warren Chan

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Invited Speaker:
Dr. Warren Chan
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

This seminar will be presented in a hybrid format. Audience members are welcome to attend either in person at the MSL lecture theatre (room 102) or via the zoom link. Those connecting via zoom will be able to ask questions during the Q&A portion using the chat function.

Host: Dr. Anna Blakney

Zoom registration link: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ikc–rqTotHtzbR-KDbSzjPseUsXEqkwwO

Title title: Nanoparticle delivery to solid tumours

Abstract: Delivering medical agents to a specific diseased tissue or cell is critical for diagnosing and treating patients. Nanomaterials can transport drugs, contrast agents, immunotherapies, and gene editors to diseased sites. However, less than 1% are delivered to solid tumours, impacting their use and clinical translation for cancer applications.    In this presentation, I will discuss the challenge of delivering medical agents and nanoparticles to solid tumours. Specifically, the seminar will discuss the impact of nanoparticle design and biology on the in vivo transport process. It will discuss strategies to overcome the delivery problem using findings from the nano-bio interaction studies and applying machine learning and computational analysis to engineering the delivery vehicles and technology rationally.


May 15
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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