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First Talk:Reimagining What a University Press Can Be: Books, Journals, and Beyond
The MIT Press is a leader in scholarly book and journal publishing. Historically they were known for publishing beautifully designed books and journals with a science and technology core. However, in recent years, their business model has shifted, and this has impacted not only what they publish, but how they publish it. Jessica Pellien, executive publicist and communications manager for the Press, will introduce the Press and describe how new technologies, innovations, and collaborations are bringing its scholarship to a global audience.
Second Talk:Smart Biomaterials + Smart Scaffolds = Smart Regenerative Engineering
Speaker:Peter I. Lelkes, PhD
The current dogma of regenerative tissue engineering relies on the combined action of exogenous cells, scaffolds and growth factors to "restore, maintain, or improve or regenerate functions" In this context, synthetic polymers have found widespread application as permissive scaffolding biomaterials to support three-dimensional tissue constructs, which upon maturation ex vivo can be implanted into the recipient host . In this presentation I want to discuss an alternative regenerative approach using smart engineered natural biomaterials, as is, or as nano-composites, that show regenerative capacity without the need for added exogenous (stem) cells or growth factors. This approach is based on two principles that have recently emerged as key components for regenerative engineering.
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