Materials & Nanoscience

Conjugated Polymers for Biological Applications (#43)

Conjugated polymers are now accepted as mainstream materials for display and photovoltaic applications, but only recently have they emerged as new class of materials for biology-related applications due to their unique optical and electrical properties. This development involved multidisciplinary research efforts within not only synthetic organic and polymer chemistry but also nanostructure assembly and bioengineering. We have already witnessed a giant leap over the past decade. However, many challenges and opportunities remain to be discovered and solved. In this symposium, the focus is not only limited to the molecular and nanostructural design suitable for conjugated polymers or oligomers to be applied for biological applications but also the case studies on applications for biosensing, bioimaging, antiviral/antibacterial applications, and cell/tissue engineering.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015