The new round of 3D Bio Club webinars titled “Emerging Trends of Bioengineering Technologies” is organized in collaboration of OmidAfarinan and RASA companies. In this section of webinars, international speakers talk about new trends in bioengineering, especially 3D bioprinting, 3D cell cultivation, microfluidic devices, and organ-on-a-chip.
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Dr. Ehsan Samiei will be the speaker in the first session. Evaluation of cell behavior and its response to various chemical and mechanical stimuli on biological chips as an organ on a chip is one of the new technologies that has been widely used in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Among the advantages of these systems are precise control of environmental conditions, reduction of user intervention, time and reagent volumes. Also, by using microfluidic systems in disease models, the physiological conditions of native tissues are simulated better than before. Dr. Samiei is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT), Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.
In the second session of webinars, Dr. Mahla Pudineh, an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo, offers three new strategies for cellular and biomolecular tracking (microfluidic techniques, nanomaterials and optical detection) in her presentation. It is priority to gather information on disease-related agents including cancer cells, bacteria and a diverse range of biomolecule analytes in personalized medicine. To achieve this, technologies are needed that enable rapid, sensitive and ultimately real-time analysis of these clinical specimens. In particular, engineering at nanoscale is required to achieve the highest possible level of sensitivity. Dr Poudineh received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining UWaterloo, she completed postdoctoral training at the University of Toronto, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Stanford University, School of Medicine.
Dr. Hooman Savoji, an assistant professor at department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Montreal, will explore emerging technologies in the fields of tissue engineering, reconstructive medicine, and organs on chips. The structure and function of native tissue can be simulated by using methods such as bioprinting, electrospinning and microfabrication. He is Principal Investigator at CHU Sainte Justine Research Center and Senior Board Member at Canadian Biomaterials Society. He has TransMedTech Chair in 3D Bioprinting and Regenerative Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Dr. Paulino Silva will review nanobiofabrication and some recent advances in this field in his presentation. Nowadays, in addition to the use of nanobiomaterials in bioinks aiming at structuring scaffolds, they are used as nanocarriers for targeted delivery of bioactives. Dr. Silva is a researcher at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Leader of the Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology (LNANO), a professor at University of Brasilia and Federal University of Parana, and Founder of several initiatives related to Nanobiotechnology and Bioengineering acting as advisor of dozens of students.