Lincoln:Engineering Open Seminar Series – Using Lasers to Modulate Biological Cell Response

Location: Engineering Lecture Room, Think Tank, Ruston Way, Lincoln, LN6 7FL (Next to Pavilions).

Date: 06/04/2011

Time: 2:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Organization: Lincoln School of Engineering

Presenter: Dr. David G. Waugh




Wed 6th April 2011 @ 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. Lincoln School of Engineering Open Seminar Series. Dr. David Waugh will be speaking about ‘Using lasers to modulate biological cell response’.


With an aging population there is an ever growing demand on medical facilities, especially with regard to biological implant technology. Laser surface treatment offers a unique way of tailoring surfaces to manipulate cell response in order to reduce and predict clinical failure. This open seminar will give you an insight into the multidisciplinary research carried out by Dr. Waugh, a Research Fellow in the Lincoln School of Engineering. The seminar will discuss work in the field of laser-modified wettability characteristics and how they can be employed to determine the biofunctionality of a given material. Furthermore, the future for this research will be discussed including potential use of this technology in stem cell growth and manipulation.

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