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Seminar to explore interface of biology and engineering

Investigating the mechanobiology of tissues at the nanoscale is critical to understanding not only the link between their forms and functions, but also the inception of several diseases and disorders, says Laurent Bozec.

Head of research at University College London’s Eastman Dental Institute, Dr. Bozec will lead a free public seminar entitled “Advanced nanometrology: from bench to patient” at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, in room 113, Biology Building.

“As a scientist, I have always been fascinated to understand how machines work, how forces are transmitted and what defines the shape of objects, especially in the natural environment,” he says.

His research group works to apply atomic force microscopy to medicine and diagnostics and, more recently, to expand the use of Optical Coherence Tomography in dentistry.

This event is hosted by physics professor Roman Maev in his role as director of the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research.

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