Terasaki Talks Presents: “Engineering Microrobots for Tissue Probing, Biosensing, and Enhanced Drug Delivery”, Presenter: Prof. Simone Schuerle

Presenter: Prof. Simone Schuerle

In this talk I will present methods to engineer and control microrobots to locally probe tissue mechanics, detect proteolytic activity as disease biomarker, and to enhance drug transport into tumor tissues.


Understanding the underlying factors driving tumor initiation, growth, and expansion is key to designing diagnostic and therapeutic tools, which then need to be delivered effectively. Using microrobots, we aim to shed light on mechanical cues that drive tumor proliferation and develop mechanisms to sense and report biochemical disease cues and to adequately shuttle nanodrugs into tumor tissues for cancer therapy. In this talk I will present methods for 3D spatiotemporal probing of tumor tissue models to probe cellular responses and extract tissue mechanics via wireless control of magnetic microrobots. Further, I will share latest results on a microsystems that is designed to acoustically report information about local proteolytic activity as disease biomarker. Lastly, I will show how swarms of living magnetic microrobots can help to locally enhance transport of nanodrug shuttles to tumor tissues and how they can be further engineered to function as controllable therapeutic vectors themselves.

Event Information

Event Date 02-02-2022 11:00 am
Event End Date 02-02-2022 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-07-2022
Cut off date 02-02-2022 12:00 pm

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