Seeing is Believing: Tracking the Movement of Cells Within Our Body
发布部门:化学化工与生物工程学院       发布时间:2019-08-19

  目:Seeing is Believing: Tracking the Movement of Cells Within Our Body

报告人:Rachela Popovtzer 教授

    Bar-Ilan University



主持人:沈明武 研究员


Prof. Rachela Popovtzer is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Bar Ilan University, and a member of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA). She has previously served as head of the Bioengineering Track at Bar Ilan University, and was a visiting Professor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. Prof. Popovtzer is a winner of numerous international biomedical grants and awards, from the NIH, ISF and the Ministry of Science and Technology. She has recently been awarded 8 million Euro from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program, to scientifically lead a European consortium focused on developing multimodal nanoparticles for non-invasive tracking of therapeutic stem cells for muscle regeneration.



Cell-based therapy offers a promising solution for the treatment of diseases and injuries that conventional medicines and therapies cannot cure effectively, and thus comprises an encouraging arena for future medical breakthroughs. The development of an accurate and quantitative non-invasive cell tracking technique is a highly challenging task, which could elucidate essential knowledge regarding fundamental trafficking patterns and poorly-understood mechanisms underlying the success or failure of cell therapy. This talk will focus on gold nanoparticles (GNPs), which provide cells and even exosomes with 'visibility' in a variety of medical conditions. Current challenges and future prospects relating to the use of GNPs in such roles are discussed.