Young Talents: 3D Structures support cell colonization

In April, our new event series “Young-DGM presents” started. Throughout the year there will be many exciting talks, virtual excursions, and workshops for our three main topics functional materials, sustainability, and digitalization.

Our second event for topic one was all in the name of biomaterials. On April 27th, the talk “3D Laser Nanoprinting for Cell Biological Applications” attracted many new faces.

This time we welcomed Prof. Martin Bastmeyer from KIT, who presented his work in the cluster of excellence “3D Matter Made to Order”. As spokesman for thrust C3 „3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems”, he explained, how laser nanoprinting is used to create smallest three-dimensional structures, which can be used as scaffolds for cell colonization. Through functionalization with different proteins the cell type and the way a cell attaches can be influenced. With a few videos Prof. Bastmeyer showed how these scaffolds can also be used to investigate a single cell. For example, the behavior of a cell when put under mechanical stress from the outside, can be measured. One of the goals of this research is replicating working organs. Currently the group is working on an artificial retina.

We would like to thank Prof. Bastmeyer for the exciting lecture!
And we are looking forward to welcoming even more new participants next time, when we say again: “the Young-DGM presents”!

 

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