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New Developments in 3D Biomimetic Platforms and Biosensors

Professor Stella W. Pang from City University of Hong Kong
When Apr 13, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Barlow Room 807, 8th floor, Roberts Building
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Professor Stella W. Pang from City University of Hong Kong will be giving a seminar at 3:00 pm, 13th April (Friday). You are cordially invited to attend.

TitleNew Developments in 3D Biomimetic Platforms and Biosensors


Understanding cancer cell motility, which is important in metastasis process, potentially brings new insights in cancer therapy and prevention. Cells migrate in different ways depending on cell types and degree of differentiations. Nanoimprint technology and structured surfaces are used to generate three dimensional (3D) biomimetic platforms to control the migration characteristics of various cell lines. Using shallow topographical patterns, cells from different histological origins showed different migration speed and directionality. The nanoimprinted 3D platforms when integrated with advanced structured surfaces and biosensors could be a novel in vitro tool for invasiveness assessment.


Stella W. Pang is the Department Head and Chair Professor in the department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, and also the Director of the Center for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology. Previously, she was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA from 1990 to 2011.  She served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and International Programs in the College of Engineering from 2002 to 2007.  From 1981 to 1989, she was with Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, MA, USA. She is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics, Electrochemical Society, and American Vacuum Society.

Photo sourced from University of Hong Kong website.