Peter Hore, Ph.D.
University of Oxford, U.K.
Dr. Peter Hore's group investigates migratory birds that make epic journeys of thousands of kilometers each year, navigating with the help of Earth’s magnetic field. Yet the mechanism behind the biological compass that enables them to achieve this astonishing feat remains a mystery. Dr. Hore is a leading proponent of the idea that this magnetic sense depends on chemical reactions involving excited radicals produced in a protein in the birds’ retinas.
Dr. Hore's website is http://hore.chem.ox.ac.uk/.
Anna Roig, Ph.D.
Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites, Barcelona, Spain
Magnetic Nanocapsules for Brain Repair after a Stroke
Dr. Roig's group focuses on the controlled and rational synthesis of inorganic and hybrid (inorganic-organic) nanoparticles and nanocomposites and the study of their structural-functional properties. Even more important to them are applications in the fields of nanomedicine and the information technology. In this invited talk, Anna will speak about their newest endeavour into cell-free therapy for neurorepair. They encapsulate full cell-secretomes into magnetic and fluorescent polymer capsules and observe their grafting into the brain.
Anna's website can be seen here.
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