February 27th, 2012 | Category: Mathematics, Seminars | Leave a comment

Self-organization and self-assembly in biological materials: the example of nacre

This Friday (2nd March) Professor Julyan Cartwright (Universidad de Granada) will be giving the following seminar: “Self-organization and self-assembly in biological materials: the example of nacre.” The seminar will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 in Newman D. Like this:Like Loading…

January 31st, 2012 | Category: Health, Video | One comment

3D tissue printing – update

Update: In what will probably be typical for this blog, shortly after posting an article on 3D bone printing from TU Munich 2011, further information came to light. Here is some more on 3D tissue printing that may be of interest from Lawrence Bonassar at Cornell Like this:Like Loading…

January 30th, 2012 | Category: B. subtilis, Beginner's Guides, E. coli, iGEM, Information processing, Materials science, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

iGEM showcase part 2: Materials Science

In the first post of this series I looked at the last three winners of the iGEM Grand Prize: University of Washington, Team Slovenia and the University of Cambridge. In the second post I shall cover three imaginative iGEM projects which set out to produce useful materials in novel ways; namely Blood, Bone, and Concrete. Like […]