Lectures: every Monday 14.00 - 15.30 (SR127, Löbdergraben 32), starting on Oct 14th.
Exercise: every second Thursday 14.00 - 15.30 (SR127, Löbdergraben 32)
Biomaterials are widely used in regenerative medicine and dental medicine, where biological substitutes and scaffolds are created to mimic and replace natural tissues. The main aim of this course is to introduce the student to the field of biomaterials, applications where the optical properties of biomaterials are important and the characterization of biomaterials with optical techniques.
Topics covered in the course are:
Fundamentals of Materials Science
Application of biomaterials in clinical medicine
Biomaterials for ophthalmologic applications
Materials and scaffolds for biomedical engineering
Cell mechanics, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions
Optical methods for inspection, characterization and imaging of biomaterials