Petit Institute Seminar

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Andrés García, PhD - faculty host

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Nerve Regeneration: One Challenge Many Targets" - Ana Paula Pêgo, PhD - University of Porto, Portugal

Full Summary: Petit Institute Seminar - "Nerve Regeneration: One Challenge Many Targets" - Ana Paula Pêgo, PhD - University of Porto, Portugal

"Nerve Regeneration: One Challenge Many Targets"

Ana Paula Pêgo, PhD
Institute for Molecular & Cell Biology
Biomaterials for Neurosciences Team – NEWTherapies Group
University of Porto, Portugal

The nervous system may be subject of damage by a variety of insults, which can have serious consequences to the patient, with total loss of functionality in the more severe cases. The knowledge that neurons have an intrinsic regenerative capacity stimulated the necessity of understanding the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie each clinical condition. One of the challenges currently facing neuroscientists is the development of effective therapies based on the advances achieved in basic research.

How can biomaterials contribute? This talk will address this issue, illustrating the potential use of biomaterials to promote nerve regeneration.

By using nanomedicine strategies my team aims at providing in situ and in a targeted manner the required signals to promote nervous tissue regeneration. Namely, by exploring the development of biomaterial-based nanoparticles for therapeutic nucleic acid delivery targeted to neuronal cells and the development of molecularly designed matrices to be used in the treatment of spinal cord lesions.

Andrés García, PhD - faculty host

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Bioengineering Graduate Program

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 4, 2013 - 4:31am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm