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CHEMISTRY SEMINAR by Filiz Kuralay, PhD

Author: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Time: 14:30
Location: SCI 103

KOÇ UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
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Speaker          :
Filiz Kuralay, PhD, Ordu Üniversitesi, Kimya Bölümü

Title                : Impact of Nanotechnology on Biomedical Sciences: Nanobiosensors, Nanomotors and Nanoactuators for Drug Delivery

Date                : November 16, Thursday
Time               : 14:30     
Cookie & Tea: 14:15 SCI 103
Place               : SCI 103

Abstract         :  Nanoscale materials have drawn great attention in recent decades for the development of new technologies. These materials including carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticles, nanowires and nanostructured polymers are widely used in biological, pharmaceutical, clinical, forensic, food safety, energy storage and environmental applications due to their excellent chemical, mechanical, electrical, structural, optical and thermal properties. They constitute an emerging, interdisciplinary field of science for developing new detection methods and scientific investigations of the materials obtained. Nanomaterials-based methods have various commercial and technological applications by eliminating the use of laborious, expensive and complex methods. This presentation will discuss recent developments in the field of biosensing and smart nanomaterials. Particular attention will be given to electrochemical biosensors developed for neurotransmitter, DNA and DNA-anticancer drug interaction detection; nanomotors for cancer detection and therapy; and conducting polymer-based nanoactuators for controlled drug release. Technical challenges and prospects for these topics will be outlined.