Micro- and Bio-engineering Techniques for Drug Screening and Discovery


This Friday, May 13, we will welcome Ali Ahmadi, he has just joined the École of Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) as an Associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining ÉTS, he was an Associate Professor and Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Chair in Nutrisciences and Health in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).
 


VENDREDI 13 MAI 2022 – 12 H À 13 H 

La conférence sera en mode hybride.

Vous pouvez vous vous présenter à l’amphithéâtre du CRCHUM au 5e étage du Pavillon R, R05.212 A et B ou vous pouvez vous inscrire sur Zoom.

The contemporary drug discovery process faces two major challenges: 1) a lack of predictive models that accurately mimic the in vivo response of native tissues during drug screening, and 2) limitations in high throughput identification and isolation of target compounds with pharmaceutical activity. The technological advancement of engineering fields such as

biofabrication and microfabrication can help to overcome these obstacles. In this talk, we will discuss the use of biofabrication for engineering in vitro tissue constructs for drug screening: this talk will focus on the selection of biomaterials as well as suitable deposition methods. We will also discuss the use of microfabrication for developing in situ bacterial cultivation techniques to overcome “the great plate count anomaly” and aid in the discovery of novel bioactive compounds.

Ali Ahmadi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS). Before joining ÉTS in May 2022, he was an Associate Professor and Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Chair in Nutrisciences and Health in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). Ahmadi completed his postdoctoral training at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UBC in 2011, and his M.Sc and B.Sc. degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2007 and 2004, respectively. Ahmadi’s primary areas of research interest includes microfabrication and biofabrication for drug discovery and tissue engineering applications.

Guess of Sophie Lerouge, Imaging and engineering Research Theme
 


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