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Bioengineering Research Day to be Dec. 8

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The KU Bioengineering Research Center at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will play host to the Second Regional Bioengineering Research Day on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the KU Medical Center.

The event brings together researchers and entrepreneurs from throughout the region to explore ideas and directions in bioengineering and develop relationships. The program also will feature experts from across the United States.

The program starts with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. at Rieke Auditorium at the KU Medical Center, 39th and Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

The morning session includes presentations by Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the KU School of Medicine, Barbara Atkinson and KU Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere and Tom Thornton of the Kansas Biosciences Authority.

Research-based presentations include:

• “Tissue Viscoelasticity” by Rod Lakes, Wisconsin distinguished professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Physics

• “Materials for Cell Targeting Pertinent to New Tissue Formation and Function” Rena Bizios, Peter T. Flawn professor of biomedical engineering, University of Texas - San Antonio

• “Appetite or Apatite: A Look Back on 50 Years in Biomineralization” by Larry Katz, Distinguished Research Professor

• “Bottom Up Bone or What Can Nano Do for You?” by Steve Eppell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Case Western Reserve University and

• “Engineering Ceramic Materials: Enamel Points the Way” by Van Thompson, professor and chair of biomaterials and biometrics, New York University College of Dentistry.

Anyone with an interest in bioengineering is welcome to attend. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Students who register in advance are admitted free. Contact Charles Ye to register or download the registration form.



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