Lifelong Learning Niagara: Small is Big – Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

When:
May 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-05-08T10:00:00-04:00
2019-05-08T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armenian Community Centre
156 Martindale Rd
St. Catharines, ON L2S 2X9
Canada
Cost:
Membership is $10 per year
Contact:
Lifelong Learning Niagara

Speaker: Dr. Gerald Audette, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Member of the Centre for Research on Biomolecular Interactions, York University

There has been a significant push in recent years toward the development of new ways to produce and store energy, generate interesting and useful materials and to diagnose and fight disease, by harnessing the potential of things at the nanoscale. There is certainly a lot of potential and a lot of buzz around all things “nano”.

But what is really going on when we move to smaller and smaller systems for technology and medicine? What can we learn from nature’s nano examples? And how do we tackle the new and often unanticipated implications to technology, health, safety, and the environment that nanoscale-based technology and medicine present?

Dr. Audette will provide an overview of several nanotechnology and nanomedicine examples and explore the opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls of going small to tackle big problems.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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