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From electrically stimulated wound healing to how closely gummi bears taste like real fruit, come and hear from Freiburg's cutting edge scientists, and check out what technology can do for you! The talks will be in english.
Electric Heal - electroactive wound healing
Dr Maria Asplund (Group Leader, ElectroActive Coatings Group)
Nobody likes an open wound. They’re messy and ripe with possibilities for infection. Following on from her research on smart materials for neural recording, Maria is now developing an approach to accelerate the healing of skin wounds through electrical stimulation.
From mass spec to metabolomics
Dr Jörg Büscher (Head of Metabolomics Facility, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics)
How much like a strawberry is a strawberry gummi bear? Which drug spikes in water systems days after music festivals? Learn how mass spectrometry holds the answers to these questions, how exactly it works, and how it is a key technology in the effort to understand our own metabolism!
All-Polyethylene-Composites for Light Weight Construction
Dr Raimund Jaeger (Group Leader, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials)
You use plastics every day of your life, but did you know that composite polymers can also be used as high performance materials, enduring heavy loads and surviving in harsh environments? A major drawback of these super materials is how difficult they are to recycle. Raimund will use an all-polyethylene composite to illustrate a potential solution to this problem, and how this modified polymer could be of great use in light weight construction!