April 2018

Chalet Tan (University of Mississippi): Nanomedicine: Less is More.

In his 1959 lecture There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom: an Invitation to Enter a New Field of Physics, the physicist and Nobel Laureate Richard P. Feynman proposed the concept of nanosurgeons and nanodevices, where he urged researchers to develop nanosystems capable of interacting with the body at cellular and molecular level. Today, over fifty years later, nanotechnology has become a vital force behind the development of nanomaterials and their applications in medicine. In this talk, Dr. Tan will discuss how nanomedicine is transforming the detection, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. In particular, Dr. Tan will explore how nanoscale drug delivery systems can improve anticancer efficacy while minimizing detrimental side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs, a research area being actively pursued in Dr. Tan's laboratory.

April 24, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Lusa Bakery Bistro and Bar, 1120 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford