Invited Talk with Francisco Fernandes on April 22

BCMaterials will offer a new invited talk on April 22 with Francisco Fernandes, Associate Professor of the Condensed-Matter Chemistry Lab at the Sorbonne University (France)

The talk will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Martina Casiano auditorium. The title will be “Directional freezing of biological matter: implications in biofabrication and cryobiology”.

Freezing is ubiquitous in nature. In oceans, rivers, soils, and in the atmosphere, ice is formed under radically different environmental conditions that depend on hydration, temperature and pressure. In most of these conditions freezing threatens the integrity and the viability of biological entities. Paradoxically, cryopreservation (i.e. freezing biological entities under strictly controlled conditions) is the only solution to extend the lifespan of living cells, and to preserve biomolecules. In this lecture Fernandes will focus on the interaction between biological matter (from biopolymers up to living mammalian cells) with a controlled freezing front.

Attendance at this talk is open to the public until the auditorium is full.

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