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Special Seminar ~ Christophe Tribet

Director of Research
Biophysical Chemistry
CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Cell Manipulation via Remotely Switchable Polymer Layers


A challenge in tissue engineering is remote control of cell migration, proliferation and fate at the single cell level. Two easily implemented “toolboxes” can switch on demand macromolecule-cell membrane association: (1) soluble azobenzene-containing polyamphiphiles that bind lipid bilayers and cells under blue light, triggering mild cytosolic penetration of peptides. (2) Comb-like poly(Lysine)-g-PEO derivatives that are adsorbed as cell-repellant or activatable (copper-free clickable end function) domains, triggering cell adhesion and migration on micropatterns.


Jun 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM


Conte A110/111