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Seminar: Engineering messenger RNA nanotherapeutics

Speaker: Piotr Kowalski, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Host: Azra Becic Brka, Department of Engineering)

05.04.2019 | Susan Hjort Skyum

Dato tir 23 apr
Tid 12:30 13:15
Sted (5125-416E, Edison), Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N

Piotr Kowalski, PhD
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bio: Dr. Kowalski received his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Jagiellonian University in Poland, where he worked with Dr. Alicja Józkowicz and Dr. Józef Dulak on engineering endothelial progenitor cells for regenerative therapies.  He then moved to the Netherlands to earn his PhD from Groningen University, mentored by Dr. Grietje Molema, focusing on the development of lipid-based systems for specific delivery of siRNA to inflamed endothelium. He is a recipient of several international scholarships, including Leonardo da Vinci (Clinique de La Souris, France) and Undergraduate Research Experience and Knowledge Award (University College Dublin, Ireland). Currently, Dr. Kowalski is Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) postdoctoral fellow and a Convergence Scholar (Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Langer, one of the pioneers of tissue engineering and controlled drug delivery. His multidisciplinary research in the group of Dr. Daniel Anderson focuses on the synthesis of novel polymeric biomaterials and design of mRNA nanotherapeutics for treatment of inflammatory diseases, cancer and diabetes. In this seminar, he will present novel approaches for engineering effective messenger RNA-based nanotherapeutics.

There will be served coffee.

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