Nicola Tirelli: "Materials chemistry, responsive polymers and anti-inflammatory therapies"
von 14:00 bis 15:00
|Wo||Hörsaal Makromolekulare Chemie, Stefan-Meier-Str. 31, Freiburg|
|Name||Amandine Henckel, IRTG Soft Matter Science|
|Kontakttelefon||+49 761 203 97778|
Open to University employees
Prof. Nicola Tirelli
University of Manchester, School of Biomedicine and School of Materials, United Kingdom
Materials chemistry, responsive polymers and anti-inflammatory therapies
Inflammatory pathologies (different forms of diabetes, sclerosis, arthritis, bowel diseases, psoriasis, etc.) are collectively a larger burden to Western societies than cancer. The talk will focus on the current state of anti-inflammatory therapies and the strategies leading to the rational development of biologically responsive materials. Specific emphasis will be given to the use of oxidants (Reactive Oxygen Species = free radicals) as markers of inflammatory processes and triggers of materials responses.