Secrets of Superhero Science

Date 07 Jun 2017, 16:00 - 18:00
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A Future with Superpowers

Have you ever wanted a superpower? And have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then prepare to be astounded at the 1st ever symposium on Superhero Science!

Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of some of your favourite superheroes, such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the first conference in the world on the subject of superhero technology. Barry Fitzgerald, a TU Delft research scientist, will introduce you to six top-notch speakers who will tell you everything about their fascinating work and how their work could be used to develop superhero technologies in the future. You’ll learn about the possibility of mimicking Wolverine’s regenerative healing powers, building the foundations of an Iron Man suit and how we’ll manage superpowers when they are introduced into future society.

Are you ready for a superpower future and to unlock the Secrets of Superhero Science?

Genetic editing - CRISPR/Cas tool:
Robert Mans, TU Delft TNW.
Superhero: X-Men and the Hulk.

Regenerative medicine - 3D Bioprinting:
Professor Lorenzo Moroni, MERLN Institute & Maastricht University.
Superheroes: Wolverine and Deadpool.

Exoskeletons - Project March:
Marise de Baar and Donald Dingemanse, Project March TU Delft.
Superheroes: Iron Man, War Machine and Batman.

Impenetrable materials - Bulletproof spider silk skin:
Jalila Essaïdi, BioArt Laboratories Eindhoven.
Superheroes: Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Superman.

Revealing the Micro-World - Nanovision:
Dr. Ivan Lorenzo-Moldero, 4BlueCells Maastricht.
Superhero: Ant-Man.

Ethics of Superpower Technologies:
Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe, TU Delft TBM.
Superhero: all of them.


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