The Canadian Biomaterials Society-Montreal Student Chapter is pleased to announce our coming election in less than a month. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team. You are welcome to run for one of our established roles, president, vice-president, secretary, conference representative, treasurer, and IT Officer, or join us as an associate member.
Participation is easy! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify two-three roles you are interested in by September 20th 2018.
Briefly, we are a group of graduate students interested in biomaterials. We organize at least one research seminar every semester. Last February, we organized the 3rd Montreal Biomaterials Research Day at CRCHUM. It turned out a great gathering of more than 120 students and many postdoctoral fellows, professors, and industEvent + elections September 2018_NL_AAry representatives. We hope that the next council will continue on our way.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
CBS-Montreal Student Chapter
Polymeric Biomaterials Made with Green Chemistry Approaches
Professor Julian X. X. Zhu
Département de chimie
Université de Montréal
Abstract: To improve the biocompatibility and bioacceptance of polymers used for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, we have used natural biological compounds in the design and preparation of a variety of new polymers for use as biomaterials. These polymers include self-healing hydrogels and degradable elastomers with shape-memory properties. We also adopt green chemistry approaches in the synthesis of degradable polyesters using immobilized enzymes as catalysts.
Bibliography: Julian Zhu is a professor of chemistry at Université de Montréal. He held a Canada Research Chair in polymeric biomaterials and now holds a Université de Montréal Chair. His team works on the research and development of new polymers for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. He is a co-author of over 260 scientific publications and several patents. He also received the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada.