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Nicola Tirelli: "Materials chemistry, responsive polymers and anti-inflammatory therapies"

Wann 20.04.2012
von 14:00 bis 15:00
Wo Hörsaal Makromolekulare Chemie, Stefan-Meier-Str. 31, Freiburg
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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.