Lectures on Physics of Graphene, Lipids and Proteins
Dates: 9-10 April 2015
Location: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
The lectures will be delivered by several invited experts as well as PIs in the training network. The courses will teach basic science and discuss recent advances in 2D materials research exploring their unique properties and opportunities for biotechnological applications.
Honorary lectures of Nobel Prize in Physics 2010
|Physics Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov, Director of National Graphene Institute, will give honorary lectures on graphene and 2D materials.|
- Oriented on PhD students and postdocs
- No registration fee
The courses will teach basic science and discuss recent advances in 2D materials research exploring their unique properties and opportunities for biotechnological applications. The lecture series will also provide a forum for networking and potential collaboration. It also provides a fantastic venue for the graduate students and young researchers to grasp basic techniques and state-of-the-art science.
We welcome other participants who would embrace the same mindset and have similar scientific backgrounds as outlined above.
Scope and mission
Recent advances in functional 2D materials, in particular, graphene and graphene composite films have laid an exciting foundation for exploiting their applications in the bio-arena, covering biodetection, biosensoring, implants and functional biomaterials for novel healing dressing and drug delivery and monitoring. Extensive global research efforts are currently being devoted to both fundamental understanding and technological development aiming at exploiting the unique advantages of these 2D materials. Graphene and carbon nanotube hybrid films and interfaces combine electrical, physical and mechanical properties with favorable options for biological applications.
Harnessing the benefits from these 2D materials to bio-applications requires the collaborative integration of expertise of scientists, engineers, biologists and medical professionals. As this new field is highly interdisciplinary covering academic, industrial and clinical sectors and attracting many young researchers, it is timely to organize this lecture series to provide scientific teaching on the essential sciences from graphene and related systems and also from the better established lipid and protein fields. The cross-disciplinary dialogue is expected to enhance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that govern the response of complex macromolecular and biological systems.
9 April 2015, Bragg Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building
|Opening and VIP introduction
9:00-9:20 Opening welcome
Session 1. 2D materials: physics and characterisation
9:20-10:00 Opening lecture on groundbreaking 2D research
10:00-10:30 Raman spectroscopy applied to graphene layers and dispersions
10:30-11:00 Coffee break and networking
11:00-11:40 Functional graphene sensors and devices
11:40-12:20 Graphene for biomedical applications: the last “Zeigeist” of nanomedicine
12:20-13:00 Discussion 1
13:00-14:00 Networking and buffer lunch 1
Session 2. Biointerface and functional capabilities
14:00-14:40 AFM for real-time imaging of biological membranes
14:40-15:20 Introducing neutron reflection
15:20-15:50 Coffee break and networking
15:50-16:30 Neutron reflection on lipid layers 1
16:30-17:10 Examining the Creation and Destruction of Model Gram-Negative Bacterial Outer Membranes with Neutron Reflection
17:10-18:00 Poster session and Reception 1
10 April 2015, Bragg Lecture Theatre, Schuster Building
|Session 3. Membrane lipids, proteins and interactions
9:00-9:40 Understanding selective responses of peptide amphiphiles to different membrane surfaces
9:40-10:20 Energetics of pore formation in lipid bilayers
10:20-10:50 Coffee break and networking
10:50-11:30 Transformation of lipid bilayers under photo-induced oxidation: bummer or crackerjack?
11:30-12:10 Polymers at surfaces and interfaces
12:10-13:00 Discussion 2
13:00-14:00 Networking and buffer lunch
Session 4. Perspectives from bioengineering and medical fields
14:00-14:40 Responsive biointerfaces
14:40-15:20 3D printers and Laser polymerization of functional 2D and 3D structures for optical, fluidic, and bio-scaffold applications
15:20-15:50 Coffee break and networking
15:50-16:30 Biopolymer and proteins electrokinetic characterisation in solution
16:30-17:10 Interaction of nanoparticles with different cell types and transport across barriers – size and coating matters
17:10-18:00 Poster session and Reception 2
- Jian R Lu, Manchester University, UK;
- Vladimir Baulin, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
- Ian Tucker, Unilever Research, UK
- Nigel Slater, University of Cambridge, UK
Local Organizing committee:
- Jamie Fearnley, Sheila Downes, Daniela Ciumac
There is no registration fee. Course is designed for PhD students and postdocs. Master students can also apply.