Prof. Seda Kizilel from Koc University (Turkey) gave a lecture on Multifunctional Materials for Molecule/Cargo Delivery at ICCVS

Prof. Dr. Seda Kızılel received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. She completed her PhD. at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2004 and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kızılel joined as a faculty of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Koç University, İstanbul in 2008. Dr Kızılel’s research focuses on the unique design of responsive hydrogel particles to address the lack of secretion of a protein/hormone such as insulin, utilization of these particles to protect cells from immune attack, induces secretion of signalling chemokines from cells to recruit Tregs for long-term functional grafts. Dr Kızılel has supervised over 20 MS and 10 PhD students and postdocs and attracted a total grant budget of ~3.5 million Euros since 2008, carried out 21 projects, which received funding from Tübitak, European Commission and industrial companies. Some of the awards Dr Kızılel received includes Outstanding Faculty Award at Koç University in 2018, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA, PI) Supported L’ORÉAL Young Women in Science Award in 2009, European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-IRG (Reintegration Grant) (2008), Charles Huggins Annual Research Conference, Best Laboratory Research Award at the University of Chicago in 2006. The lecture took place on 4th of July 2023 at the ICCVS premisses,it was a great opportunity for all participants to listen to this inspiring lecture.

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