Inspired by Nature – Biosensor Research And Bridging The Gap To Application At The Institute of Biotechnology
Talk by Dr Colin Davidson, University of Cambridge
15th June 2015, 5.30pm
CSM seminar room C303
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
The development of biosensors, sensors inspired by or incorporating elements from nature is a complex, multidisciplinary research field that has a huge impact on many aspects of our lives - but very few of even the best research ideas reach market. Dr Davidson will talk about research at the Institute of Biotechnology and how the ideas that will have the greatest impact are often the ones that consider design for application from the outset. The IoB has a track record in producing biosensors for use in a broad range of medical, industrial and consumer applications. Davidson will discuss their holographic sensors as an example of how chemistry and biology can be informed by nature and design (in this instance the wings of butterflies) for goal of commercialisation.
Colin Davidson is a Post Doctoral Biotechnology Scientist working with Professor Chris Lowe OBE, Director of the Institute of Biotechnology (IoB), Dept of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. He studied at Lancaster University, Nottingham University and has developed and patented numerous technologies in microbiology, optics, physics, holography and chemistry, which have been spun out into multiple companies from the IoB.
Convener Dr Jenny Tillotson, Arts, Science and Technology Research Group, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. All welcome but places are limited, so please contact Jenny Tillotson in advance firstname.lastname@example.org