Sonia ConteraNano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology

Nanotechnology is the deliberate systematic mechanical manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, that is, at dimensions of around one to a hundred nanometres. Rapid improvements in nanotechnology increasingly allow control of the very building blocks of life, including proteins and DNA.

Nanotechnology is revolutionizing medicine in ways that will have profound effects on our health and longevity: nanoscale machines that can target individual cancer cells and deliver drugs more effectively; nanoantibiotics that can fight resistant bacteria; the engineering of tissues and organs for research, drug discovery, and transplantation.

This event features Sonia Contera, one of the leading researchers in nanotechnology. Sonia heads the Contera Lab in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, and is the author of the new book “Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology”. In this event, Sonia will be giving her insider’s perspective on this new frontier, revealing how nanotechnology enables a new kind of multidisciplinary science that is poised to give us control over our own biology, our health, and our lives.

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About the Author

 

Sonia Contera is professor of biological physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and one of today’s leading nanotech pioneers. She lives in Oxford, England. Twitter @SONIACONTERA