Invitation to attend the

Plasma Medicine and Agriculture Workshop

11th & 12th December 2017

The Mawson Centre, Room MC1-03

 Please join us to discuss some of recent developments in the fundamentals and applications of plasma in medicine and agriculture, and listen to presentations delivered by distinguished international experts in the wound biology and plasma sciences.

Please register your attendance here 

Please confirm dietary requirements to andrea.clare@unisa.edu.au by Friday 1st December.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Dr Endre Szili and Dr Xanthe Strudwick

 

The Program

Cold Atmospheric Plasma Technologies in Medicine and Agriculture

There is significant worldwide optimism that cold atmospheric (ionised gas) plasma technologies will provide the basis for a range of breakthrough medical technologies. Outside medicine, plasma is being investigated in food (extending shelf-life and decontamination) and in agriculture (treatment of plant disease and improving plant growth). Both plasma medicine and agriculture requires a cross-disciplinary approach engaging collaboration between electrical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, clinicians and farmers. The aim of the workshop is to provide a brief synopsis of some of the challenges and recent developments in the fundamentals and applications of plasma in medicine and agriculture. The presentations will be delivered by distinguished international experts in wound biology and plasma sciences.

Day 1 – Tutorials

Opening – Will plasma provide new   breakthrough medical technologies?

Dr   Endre Szili (FII, UniSA)

9:00-9:15 am

Welcome to the Future Industries   Institute

Prof   Emily Hilder (FII, UniSA)

9:15-9:30 am

The wound healing process and pre-clinical   models

Prof   Allison Cowin (FII, UniSA)

9:30-10:30 am

Morning tea

 

10:30-11:00 am

Mechanisms of Plasma Medicine

Prof   David Graves (University of   California, Berkeley, USA)

11:00 am-12:00pm

Experiments and modelling of gas and   plasma flows for various applications

Prof   Christine Charles (ANU, Australia)

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Unravelling the mechanisms of   plasma-tissue interactions

Dr   Sung-Ha Hong (FII, UniSA)

2:00-3:00pm

Physics and diagnostics of atmospheric   plasmas

Dr   James Dedrick (University of York,   UK)

3:00-4:00 pm

Afternoon tea

 

4:00-4:15pm

Commercialisation of plasma technologies

Prof   Rod Boswell (ANU, Australia)

4:15-5:15pm

Concluding remarks

Dr   Xanthe Strudwick (FII, UniSA)

5:15-5:30pm

 Day 2 – Research Presentations

Opportunities for   plasma technologies in wound healing

Prof Rob Short (University of Lancaster, UK)

10:00am-11:00am

Tea/coffee break

 

11:00am-11:20am

Models of   Plasma-Liquid Interactions and Air Plasma for Improved Nitrogen Utilization   Efficiency in Agriculture

Prof David Graves (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

11:20am:12:20pm

Lunch networking   event

 

12:20pm-2:00pm