Biomaterials: helping you live longer? (Year 12 & 13)
- University of Birmingham
- Lectures Talks and Workshops
Event Capacity: 150
Year Group: 12 and 13
Subject(s): Biomedical Materials Science, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine
Attendee Requirements: Attendees should be studying at least one A-Level science subject (not including Maths)
About: Biomaterials are crucial for treating a wide variety of diseases and disabilities and they are found in things like artificial blood vessels and heart valves, hip- and knee-replacements, artificial limbs and dental implants. You might even have already had a biomaterial used on you. As our population now lives for longer, developing new biomaterials will become increasingly important. This interactive masterclass will give you the opportunity to find out more about a huge range of biomaterials, their design and how their specific components are chosen. You’ll hear about the ground-breaking, key areas of research into biomaterials currently being carried out at the University of Birmingham and you will have the chance to see some of these materials and biomedical devices in action.
Additional Information: Individual bookings can be made by students in Year 12 and 13. Please note you may not be allocated all the places you request depending on availability.
To find out more about any of the Masterclasses, please e-mail the Masterclass team.