Jørgen Kjems

"Nanomedicine and how it can improve diagnosis and treatment of disease"

Jørgen Kjems
22/05 2019
12:15-13:15, D-IAS Conference Room, SDU, Odense
Lecture

 

“Nanomedicine and how it can improve diagnosis and treatment of disease”

By Jørgen Kjems, Professor Centre for Cellular Signal Patterns (CellPat) Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Aarhus University

Abstract
Traditional medicine affects both sick and healthy cells, but today the researchers are developing more “intelligent” medicine – nanomedicine – which itself finds the diseased cells, signals where they are and delivers the medicine while the healthy cells are spared. It opens up for a much more efficient treatment of e.g. cancer and arthritis with less side effects. It also allows to program stem cells in our body to build eg. new bones, nerves and, eventually, new organs from 3D printed templates.