Sezin Aday is awarded a registration and accommodation grant for prestigious Gordon Research Seminar on Angiogenesis.
The Gordon Research Seminars and Conferences provide a prestigious international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. The Gordon Research Seminar on Angiogenesis is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The 2015 Angiogenesis Gordon Conference will present and discuss the very latest research on the cellular principles and molecular regulation of blood vessel formation in development and disease. Recent advances highlight the heterogeneity and plasticity of the endothelial cell population, and this meeting will aim to bridge between disciplines and across the scales of resolution to deliver emerging concepts of how endothelial cells coordinate signaling and behavior to establish functional tissue-specific capillaries and vascular niche networks.
Maria Pereira and Lino Ferreira are co-authors of a recent publication in Science Translational Medicine. The work has been performed in collaboration with Jeff Karp and Pedro del Nido at Harvard. The work describes a bioinspired elastic, biodegradable and biocompatible tissue adhesive based on poly(glycerol-co-sebacate) acrylate (PGSA) that can be activated by UV light providing strong adhesion to dynamic tissues. PGSA presents better biocompatibility than cyanoacrylate adhesives and provided a hemostatic seal when applied to large blood vessels and cardiac wall defects. PGSA coated patches were attached on the interventricular septum in a chronic porcine beating heart model and resisted supraphysiologic pressures.