This course is suitable for Master’s and postgraduate studies including pharmacy studies. The course is open to everyone who is interested in biomaterials.
No any specific preceding studies are required.
After this course, the students will know various applications of biomaterials in pharmaceutics and medicine. Students will know how to control biomaterial properties to meet the particular interactions with cells. The goal is that students will be able to choose and design the correct type of biomaterials in the desired application. After the course, the students will have the appropriate knowledge to follow the development of the biomaterials field, the up-to-date applications, and the visions for the future.
This course will be lectured in spring term.
The aim of this lecture course is to introduce cell-biomaterial interactions in pharmaceutical and medical applications. This course covers basic cell and stem cell biology, natural cellular environment, spatiotemporal control of biomaterial properties at the macroscopic and microscopic levels, high throughput screening of biomaterials, functionalization of biomaterials, biomimetic materials, hydrogels, biomedical applications of biomaterials, cell type-specific responses to biomaterials, in vitro (for example bioreactors) and in vivo (for example host responses) systems, techniques to study cell-biomaterial interactions, and infrastructure of the biomaterials industry.
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The lectures and exams are in English.
Lectures and final examination