American Biotechnologist Engaged in Research at Universität Heidelberg
3 November 2010
American biotechnologist Prof. Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti has received a research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to pursue research interests at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Heidelberg University through the end of July 2011. Prof. Chilkoti comes from Duke University in Durham (USA) and is one of the world’s leading experts in bioengineering. During his stay in Heidelberg he will be investigating how the behaviour of cells can be selectively influenced both in the living organism and in artificial environments.
Ashutosh Chilkoti is holder of the Theo Pilkington Chair for Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Material Systems at Duke University. His research interests focus on the interplay between biological and synthetic materials from the molecular level all the way up to clinical applications. To this end he employs an interdisciplinary approach combining materials sciences with molecular biology, engineering science and medicine. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry he is collaborating with Prof. Dr. Michael Grunze.
The Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation is conferred on academics from abroad whose discoveries, insights or new theories have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
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