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Fighting Superbugs: Biomimetic Nanostructures

  • The Royal Society of Victoria 8 La Trobe Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The threat of a global rise of untreatable infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria calls for the design and fabrication of a new generation of biomaterials. Following the discovery of the efficient, bacteria-killing nature of insect wing surfaces, the properties of these biological nanostructures have recently become the subject of intense investigation, promising to play a large role in combatting the emerging, worldwide epidemic of "super-bugs."

In this event, hosted by The Royal Society of Victoria, we hear from professor Elena P. Ivanova, who is a molecular biochemist whose professional interests are concentrated on development and coordination of collaborative research in fundamental and applied fields of nanobiotechnology.

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