Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Seminar Series

Dr. Gilbert Walker

University of Toronto

Liposome-Based Tools for Nanomedicine

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Zoom Webinar @ 2:00 p.m.


Webinar Link

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Phospholipids are common components of cell membranes, and they are key to two COVID vaccines. This talk will cover three ways that we integrate phospholipids into nanomedicine. The first is Raman scattering based biodiagnostics using cell surface receptors. The second involves the creation of an artificial membrane to study structures of membrane bound amyloids and fibrils. The third involves the development of tools for a better understanding of cell-cell interactions. The example, in this last case, is drawn from the interactions of HL-60, and acute myeloid leukemia cell line, and THP-1, an induced macrophage.