Dr. Joseph Carroll, Prof. Dermot Kenny, Prof. Paul Harrison & Prof. Brian MacCraith



The Autumn/Winter Seminar Series has hosted a varied and stimulating programme of talks and discussions.

On October 2nd Dr. Hugh Fan, an ETS Walton visiting professor at the BDI, presented a seminar entitled "Can a Lab be Shrunk into a Chip?" Dr. Fan is also an associate professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL, USA.

On October 23rd Prof. Paul Harrison gave a talk entitled "New Assays for Monitoring Platelet Function & Microparticle Analysis". Prof. Harrison is a member of the BDI's External Advisory Board and is a clinical scientist at the Oxford Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre.

On November 17th Prof. Bert Gordijn, Chair of Ethics and Director of the Institute of Ethics at DCU presented seminar entitled "Nanomedicine & Ethics".  During his presentation, Prof. Gordijn commented generally on nanotechnology and nanomedicine and the kind of public debate that has occurred in recent months. He also focused on a few of the ethical issue in nanomedicine.