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STEM for BRITAIN 2018 - Michelle Teplensky

last modified Jan 25, 2018 03:14 PM

Michelle Teplensky has been selected to be part of STEM for BRITAIN and to display a poster at the House of Commons on Monday 12th March in the Physical Sciences (Chemistry) Session.

Michelle Teplensky is a PhD Candidate in this department, working in the Adsorption and Advanced Materials Group, supervised by Dr David Fairen-Jimenez. She is also a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Her poster will be titled Metal-Organic Frameworks as a Tool for Therapeutic Delivery. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous and self-assembling materials currently used for catalysis, gas separation, and storage. They have recently been applied to drug and gene delivery. The poster shows the benefits of using MOFs as a tool for therapeutic delivery because of their ability to:

  1. extend therapeutic release time and avoiding the "burst release effect"
  2. protect the therapeutic from degradation
  3. be a biocompatible system, because of their natural biodegradation.

The overall aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and R&D.

STEM for BRITAIN was previously SET for Britain.

 

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