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Virginia Soft Matter Workshop Fosters Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration at VCU

Imagine that you need a liver transplant. Now imagine being able to regenerate a sustainable liver and you are your own donor. How is this possible? In the past, tissue regeneration has been naturally assigned to non-mammalian life; however, recent scientific advances in polymeric biomaterials are making the idea of regeneration for mammalian tissue (e.g. skin, cartilage, bone, vascular, nerves, liver) possible by observing, understanding, and replicating the regenerative process in specimens like the fruit fly embryo. Speaking of insects, have you ever considered the ability to climb walls with your fingertips using cutting-edge research in nanotechnology? If you haven’t, then bioengineers have and they’d like to meet with you to discuss real-world applications for science in areas of research like protein self-assembly, colloidal nanoparticles, hierarchical nanostructuring, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, cellular biomechanics, biophysics, and much more.

For science-minded, curious individuals interested in fascinating ideas like biomedical miracles and super spider ability, visit the Virginia Soft Matter (VSM) Workshop on October 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshop will present a wealth of soft matter science material and discourse in a format that fosters collaboration, imagination, inspiration, and a welcome exchange of ideas.

Registration and refreshments are free! The workshop is hosted at Monroe Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering Auditorium, Engineering West, 601 W Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284. For more information, contact Jane Doe at 123-456-7890.

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