Tuesday, 24 May 2005: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Room 205 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

Biomaterials and Polymers (BIOM)

Stars, Branched, Graft and Dendritic Polymers

Organizer:Kathryn E. Uhrich
Presider:Kristi L. Kiick
8:30 AM Potential Synergies of Tailored Branching and Intermolecular Interactions: From Gene Transfer Agents to Elastomers and Fibers
Timothy E. Long, Matthew McKee, John Layman, Serkan Unal, Afia Karikari, Casey Elkins
9:00 AM Assembly of Polysaccharide-Derivatized Star Polymers for Protein Delivery Applications
Kristi L. Kiick
9:30 AM Preparation of Biocompatible and Biodegradable Nanobrushes from Cellulose and Hydroxyapatite Nanocrystals
Ivan Gitsov, Anne Kathrine Overgaard, Bhushan Hole
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Dendrimers for Dual Imaging Modalities: Combining Magnetic Resonance and Optical Fluorescent Imaging
Vladimir S. Talanov, Hisataka Kobayashi, Marcelino Bernardo, Moinuddin Hassan, Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Peter L. Choyke, Martin W. Brechbiel
10:45 AM Fluorescence Probing of Drug Delivery Polymers
Karen Steege, Jinzhong Wang, Kathryn E. Uhrich, Edward W. Castner, Jr.
11:00 AM Conjugation of folic acid on Amphiphilic Scorpion like Macromolecules for targeting drug delivery
Jinzhong Wang, Li Tao, Kathryn Uhrich
11:15 AM Phosphorescence Probes of Mobility and Site Heterogeneity in Amorphous Biomaterials
Richard D. Ludescher, Linda Pravinata, Sonali Shirke, Thomas Nack, Kasi Sundaresan, Rashmi Tiwari, Yumin You, Kristine Lukasik
11:30 AM Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers for Interfacial Assembly, Encapsulation, and Controlled Release
Kurt Breitenkamp, Bryan Parrish, Rebecca Breitemkamp, Todd Emrick

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