University of Toronto
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
Nanotechnology involves the engineering of structures, materials, and particle in the size range of 1 to 100 nm. These nanostructures have unique biological, optical, eletronic and magnetic properties that are in direct to their size, shape, and surface chemistry. As a result of these properties, nanotechnology is currently exploited in medicine for improving and treating diseases. In this presentation, the properties of nanomaterials and challenges associated with using them for cancer targeting will be discussed, and finally, there will be a discussion on how microfluidics and DNA assembly techniques can be exploited to address the current limitations of nanomedicine.
Dr. Warren Chan is currently a Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He also holds the Canadian Research Chair in Bionanotechnology and is affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Dr. Chan’s research interest is in the development of nano- and microtechnology for cancer and infectious disease diagnosis. He is currently an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He has received NSERC E. W. R. Memorial Steacie Fellowship, the BF Goodrich Young Inventors Award, Lord Rank Prize Fund award in Optoelectronics (England), and Dennis Gabor Award (Hungary). Dr. Chan received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 1996 and Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 2001. He did his post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego.