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Lectures at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

The section seminars are a series of lectures in the context of the different research areas covered by the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering. The speakers include high profile researchers from academia and industry and younger researchers at different levels of their career. The lectures aim to provide an inspiring and informative environment for everyone at the department to foster interdisciplinary research ideas and opportunities.

Medical Biotechnology Seminar Lectures


Friday 20 May 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Peter Johansen

Title: ”Experimental Cardiovascular Biomechanics”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

This talk gives an overview of ongoing projects in CAVE Lab. Common for all projects are that they are anchored in clinical problems and challenges and therefore conducted in close collaboration with cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists. The general approach is to create in vitro models that can mimic the physiology surrounding different devices, implants, and procedures.

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Friday 20 May 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Thomas Lykke-Møller Sørensen

Title: ”Highlight(s) from EMBO/EMBL symposium on Mechanobiology”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.


Friday 6 May 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Frederik Høbjerg Svejsø

Title: ”Anti-EpCAM Conjugated Melt-Electrowritten Microfibrous Filter for Capturing and Culturing Circulating Tumor Cells”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

This presentation will focus on my Master's thesis, where I am utilizing melt-electrowriting to fabricate porous filters of polycaprolactone (PCL). The fiber surface is subsequently conjugated with an anti-EpCAM antibody to allow for affinity-based capture of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a liquid biopsy, i.e. a blood sample. Due to the biocompatibility of PCL, the caught CTCs will be cultured ex vivo directly on the filter and the formed clusters may contain information useful for personalized medicine.

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Frederik Høbjerg Svejsø

Master Student


Friday 6 May 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Pernille Ommen Andersen

Title: ”Development of a targeted drug delivery system for Staphylococcus aureus biofilm infections”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

Conventional antibiotic treatment is inadequate for eradication of bacterial biofilm infections as only sublethal concentrations can be administered safely to patients. A potential solution to this challenge is targeted drug delivery.
In my PhD study, we tailored an aptamer-targeted liposomal drug delivery system that accumulates in S. aureus biofilm and delivers a combination of antibiotics locally inside the biofilm. In this presentation I will show the results and discuss what we learned from the study.

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Pernille Ommen Andersen

Member of Administrative Staff

Friday 22 April 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Peter Johansen

Title: ”Experimental Cardiovascular Biomechanics”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

This talk gives an overview of ongoing projects in CAVE Lab. Common for all projects are that they are anchored in clinical problems and challenges and therefore conducted in close collaboration with cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists. The general approach is to create in vitro models that can mimic the physiology surrounding different devices, implants, and procedures.

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Friday 22 April 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Camilla Jessen

Title: ”Establishment and Characterization of Polymicrobial Inter-kingdom three-species biofilm models mimicking the microenvironment of In Vivo Chronic Wounds in Diabetic Foot Ulcers”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

Chronic wounds have become a global health problem. Chronic wounds are often infected with polymicrobial biofilms that hinders the normal healing of wounds. Consequently, chronic wounds remain in the inflammatory phase of healing. In vitro studies of chronic wounds often utilizes simple, monocultural models that exhibit unrealistic fast eradication of biofilms, once treated with antimicrobials. Given that these results are not observed in the clinic, there has become a need for more complex in vitro models comprised of multiple microbes. During my thesis, i aim to establish a polymicrobial, inter-kingdom biofilm model comprised of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans.

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Camilla Jessen

Master Student


Friday 1 April 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Alice Le Friec

Title: ”Cellularized biomaterials for neural tissue engineering”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

I will first discuss cell and biomaterial co-transplantation for regenerative medicine in the Central Nervous System. I will then introduce my latest research, which aims to design a cryopreservable cellularized scaffold for neural tissue repair. 


Friday 1 April 2022, at 14.00

Lecture by: Anne-Sofie Ravn Ballegaard

Title: ”Food allergy sensitization – knowledge from animal studies”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

The presentation will give an overview of food allergy and different routes of sensitization. This will include results from animal studies with a focus on intestinal permeability and immune responses.


Thursday 18 March 2022, at 13.00

Lecture by: Simon Sutter Rolighed

Title: ”Enriching synaptosomes for imaging”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

Synaptosomes are isolated synaptic terminals from neurons which are obtained by homogenization of brain tissue followed by fractionation using Percoll density gradient centrifugation. We have found that these samples contain a variety of vesicular structures making the search and identification of synaptosomes challenging and time-consuming task. I’ll discuss our efforts to selective enrich the sample for synaptosomes.

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Thursday 18 March 2022, at 13.00

Lecture by: Naija From Munk-Pedersen

Title: “Development of new mri protocol for knee osteoarthritis”

Place: Gustav Wieds Vej 10C, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 3130, Room 303.

 

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Environmental Engineering Seminar Lectures

Industrial Biotechnology Seminar Lectures


Wednesday 4 May 2022, at 12.15

Lecture by: Nele Van Dessel,  CEO from Ernest Pharmaceuticals (USA)

Title: "The use of Salmonella bacteria to treat cancer”

Place: Zoom, https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/62375855091

The microbial biotechnology course will host an online guest lecture on the use of Salmonella bacteria to treat cancer.

The guest speaker is Nele Van Dessel,  CEO from Ernest Pharmaceuticals (USA), a small startup company, trying to bring this new and intriguing microbial biotechnology to the market.  

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Jo Philips

Assistant Professor

Process & Materials Engineering Seminar Lectures