AIMES - Crossing Borders with Georgios A. Sotiriou
Engineering nanostructured materials for biomedicine by aerosol processes
Time: Wed 2022-10-05 10.00 - 11.00
Location: Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9 - B0313 & Online via Zoom
We are happy to welcome Georgios A. Sotiriou to give a talk with the following abstract:
Even though there is concentrated effort from nanotechnology research laboratories worldwide against cancer, there is only limited nano-related research against infections. This might be counter-intuitive due to more deaths globally attributed to infections than cancer. Furthermore, because of the continuous use and abuse of antibiotics to fight infections, antimicrobial resistance in some bacterial strains (the so- called “superbugs”) has emerged. That constitutes the most serious public health threat today termed as “slowmotion catastrophe”. Therefore, there is an urgent societal need to provide innovative antimicrobial solutions as also highlighted by WHO. Nanoscale materials offer advantages and solutions to this public health threat because they may exert antimicrobial action by multiple mechanisms rendering the emergence of antimicrobial resistance rather unlikely. In this talk, I will highlight a few examples utilizing responsive nanomaterials against infections.
AIMES - Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences
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Georgios A. Sotiriou, Karolinska Institutet