on May 11, 2023
Published on May 9, 2023 Updated on May 9, 2023

EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar - May 2023

SIF Seminar
SIF Seminar

Within the framework of the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Programme, monthly fellows seminars will take place, in which the 35 researchers enrolled in the two cohorts will in turn present their research projects.

We are therefore delighted to invite you to the upcoming EUTOPIA-SIF Monthly Fellow Seminar, on Thursday 11 May 2023, 13:00-14:30 CET.

The seminar will be held on Zoom: https://cyu-fr.zoom.us/j/93189480027

Fore more information and testimonials from a few researchers from the Second Cohort of SIF Fellows, click here.

Event schedule: 

  • 13:00-13:05: Introduction
  • Cohort 1
  • 13:05-13:15: Fellow Presentation: Hannes Houck (University of Warwick)
    • Project Title: A new chemical design approach towards recyclable thermosetting polymers
    • Abstract: Thermosetting polymers are found in numerous materials which are produced though a chemical process called crosslinking. Crosslinking is part of both natural and synthetic materials and is used to improve mechanical properties of e.g. rubber tires and hair. However, the permanent 3D crosslinked structure of these materials that brings outstanding dimensional stability and durability also presents a worldwide challenge when it comes to their end-of-life recycling. Here, a new chemical design strategy for thermoset materials is presented that enables bonding, debonding and re-bonding of crosslinked materials, thereby bringing the attractive features of structural repair, reshaping and recycling.
  • 13:15-13:25: Q&A
  • Cohort 2
  • 13:25-13:45: Fellow Presentation: Maria Herrero Herrero (CY Cergy Paris University)
    • Project Title: Dual treatment in skin cancer: a multiscale platform for bioactive compounds delivery
    • Abstract: Skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with an incidence of over 1M per year. This has a huge economic impact on societies, not only in prevention but also in the treatment of the disease. Nowadays, the most commonly used treatment consists of removing the tumour by surgery, followed by the use of radio/chemotherapy to eliminate any remaining cancer cells. Finally, the wound must be treated. So, the challenge is to design a multiscale platform for dual treatment: cancer therapy and wound healing. Thus, gold nanoparticles, which can be used in phototherapy, will be combined with curcumin as a natural bioactive compound for wound healing.
  • 13:45-13:55: Q&A
  • 13:55-14:15: Fellow Presentation: Maria Victoria Inostroza (University of Ljubljana)
    • Project Title: Violations of the Rule of Law
    • Abstract: Breaches or violations of the rule of law have been a highly contentious issue in European governance ever since the rule of law was enshrined as ule of law as a legal value. On the other hand, there are controversies about its scope of application to factual circumstancone of the EU’s founding values. The disagreements in question fall into two groups. On the one hand, there are controversies about the proper determination of the content or conceptual import of the res that arise even when there is consensus about the relevant content. My general objective is to develop a new legal approach for BRoLs in the EU.
  • 14:15-14:30: Q&A