The 2019 lineup of Taubman Technology Talks is taking shape, with U-M’s experts offering glimpses into advanced processes ranging from the 3D printing of implantable body parts to the latest in molecular-level microscopy.
All tech talks are free and the entire U-M community is welcome to attend. Presentations, each featuring a Q&A period, are from 5-6 pm, followed by a reception and refreshments from 6-7 pm. Turnout has been high for past talks, with many repeat attendees finding value in the information and the networking opportunities afforded by this informal series.
Upcoming speakers and topics include:
February 21 ~ David Zopf, MD ~ 3D Printing and Tissue Engineering
Dr. Zopf is assistant professor of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School.
3D printing is revolutionizing the healthcare field, with foundational, groundbreaking work in the field being conducted at University of Michigan. In Dr. Zopf’s talk, he will provide an overview of additive manufacturing/3D printing, the achievements that have occurred, and the exciting future horizon for 3D printing and tissue engineering in medicine.
March 21 ~ Mats Ljungman, PhD and Nils Walter, PhD ~ RNA
Drs. Walter and Ljungman are co-directors of the U-M RNA Center for Biomedicine, a hub that was formed in 2016 to connect RNA researchers throughout the university and provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing around RNA biomedicine. In 2018, the RNA Center was one of the five recipients of a Biosciences Initiative grant under a new program championed by U-M President Mark Schlissel.
April 18 ~ Aaron Taylor, PhD ~ Microscopy
“You can observe a lot just by watching” is the title of this presentation by Dr. Taylor, director of U-M’s Microscopy Core.
Microscopes use optics to reveal invisible levels of biological detail. Although the theory of optics has not changed for over a century, advances over the past decade in lasers, optoelectronics, and molecular probes have revolutionized microscopes’ capabilities. It is now routinely possible to image the motion and activity of molecules in living cells or tissues at sub-second frame rates and sub-200 nanometer resolution. Increasingly, microscopes can also be used to precisely manipulate a protein’s activity or sub-cellular localization.
Please register at each event’s Eventbrite page to assist with catering headcount. Stay tuned to TaubmanInstitute.org for information about upcoming Taubman Tech Talks!
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