The University will play host to Professor Stefan Przyborski from Durham University who will speak on the Development of New Technologies and Assays to Investigate the Growth, Structure and Function of Cells in Health and Disease.
Professor Przyborski’s interests lie in exploring using new technologies such as Alvetex to improve the environment in which cells are cultured and in 2002, he set up a company to commercialise these new methods. He is also interested in the design and application of small molecules that control the differentiation of cells.
His lecture will give an overview of the research and development that led ultimately to these novel products being used in labs today, and examples of key ways in which they are used. This research is multi-disciplinary and has involved active collaboration between biologists and physical scientists.
In 2012 Professor Pryzborski received the Rita and John Cornforth Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry, who are supporting this event, in recognition of his work and its commercialisation.
The free guest lecture will take place in Room 337, Peel Building, University of Salford, at 2pm on Friday 13 September and staff, students and members of the public are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Dr Steve Rossington on 0161 2953891.