One of the most exciting developments in medicine today is happening on the smallest scale. Advances in bio-nanotechnology allow doctors and researchers to create new generation of clever tools for medical diagnostics and treatments. Dr. Ljiljana Fruk works on the cutting edge of bio-nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge. In her talk, Dr. Fruk gives us a sneak peek into the future of smart drugs, tissue regeneration and innovative cancer treatments, all made possible by doctors’ little nano-helper.
Dr. Ljiljana Fruk studied chemistry at the University of Zagreb and obtained her PhD from University of Strathclyde. She then worked at universities in Dortmund and Karlsruhe before joining the University of Cambridge. Her research team works on the design of bio-nano hybrid materials for medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering. Ljiljana sees herself as a scientific rebel who enjoys breaking down the barriers between disciplines. She is a firm believer in the power of collaboration and interdisciplinarity. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx