Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Talk Title: Instruments in Polymeric Microcapsules and Coatings – get them or make them

Andre Skirtach received MSc degree from Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Russia, and PhD degree from McGill University, Canada. Subsequently, he joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa. In 2000, Dr. Skirtach and colleagues were involved in establishing a prominent start-up—Trillium Phot., Inc. He then moved to the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany, where he is now a Group Leader. His scientific research interests include nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology, nanoparticles and their interactions, polymeric capsules and planar interfaces, self-assembly and its applications. Since 2011, A. Skirtach is a professor at the Department of Biotechnology, the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.