G.M.&A.T.Artmann;"Biology Meets Engineering,University Tech.Transfer"
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Biology meets engineering

Prof. Dr.rer.nat.habil. G.M. Artmann, artmann@fh-aachen.de

Technological developments in biomedical engineering are almost immanently characterized by life, spirit, innovation and multidisciplinary. The technologies developed for human health maintenance and diagnostics must be considered as pioneers in technology and sciences, especially the life science. Excellent and most of all multi-talented scientists working on advanced, frontier   technology address scientific questions that need considerable thinking in terms of engineering and natural sciences. The aims of their work are as well to provide students, faculty, and scientists working in academia and industry, new information and solutions on and in biomedical engineering and to enhance their understanding and innovation.
The talk is composed of four sections. 1) Innovative therapies: Developing a machine producing artificial red blood cells as potential blood substitute, 2) New technology in tissue research: How to measure extremely small mechanical tensions as exerted in cell layers?, 3) bio-molecular phase transitions as switches between two biological states: How does entropy develop when haemoglobin denatures with rising temperature?, and 4) Gene expression upon physical interventions: Effects of magnetic fields on cells. In this talk, you will find much of what is familiar to you being engineers. However, at the same time you might be surprised how this engineering could solve biological problems. Please visit a place where biology meets engineering.

Short Academic CV Professor Dr. rer.nat habil. GM. Artmann
The University of Applied Sciences Aachen employed Professor Dr. rer.nat habil GM. Artmann since 1989. He received his degree in Physics from the University of Dresden in 1974, his PhD degree in 1988 from the University of Technology Aachen, faculty of natural sciences, and his Habilitation from the University of Ilmenau, Germany, in 1998. He is conducting an international research team in bioengineering at the UAS Aachen. His team represents several key disciplines in Bioengineering like Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics and -modelling as well as Medicine, guaranteeing high-end research. He chairs the IFMBE working group Cellular Engineering organizing international conferences every other year with the latest held in 2005 in Seoul, Korea. Prof. Artmann founded the Centre of Competence in Bioengineering in the state of North Rhine Westphalia in 2003 and acted as chair since then. He gained a three years bioengineering experience abroad at the University of California, San Diego, USA, and worked with Prof. Y.C. Fung und Prof. Shu Chien. In 1993, he was guest professor at the Fudan University and in 1998 Advisory Professor at the Chongqing University, both in China. From 2002 – 2004 he was Dean of the Faculty for Applied Physics. He became Adjunct Professor at the Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA, in 2004 and Adjunct Professor at the University College London in 2007. His scientific work was published in various peer reviewed international journals. The German Ministry for Science and Education appointed him as reviewer for research grant proposals. He chairs the working group for Cell and Tissue Engineering at the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) until 2007.

University Technology Transfer

Prof Dr.Dr.(TR) Aysegül Temiz Artmann, a.artmann@fh-aachen.de

Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings from one organisation to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization. The ultimate benefits of technology transfer however, are the public benefits derived from the products that reach the market. The primary objective of academic technology transfer professionals is to enable the development and commercialization of academic research findings, ensuring research ultimately reaches and benefits the public.
The search of our Institute of Bioengineering through live secrets is on all levels: Genes, bio molecules, tissues, and finally organs. Almost in all our scientific projects we have experienced limitations because currently available technology was not sufficient or it was not available. As engineers and natural scientists working in biology, we felt the need as well as the challenge to develop new technology. Actually we considered this as important part of our job. However, at a certain point we faced the problem: “Who will manufacture the machines”? Should it be a company, or should we rather try this by ourselves? University Technology Transfer is the answer and turned out an efficient way to get our ideas working for us and for the outside world.
The aims of this talk are; to enlighten the above questions by giving examples on some of our developed and patented technologies which went into the market. With this talk we wish to encourage engineers and natural scientist to cooperate with “BIO-people” in developing necessary technologies demanded by the industry and/or the public. We also would like to encourage “BIO- students” to do their MSc and/or PhD in engineering disciplines and vice-versa. The future is interdisciplinary.

Short Academic CV Professor Aysegül Artmann, M.D., Ph.D.
The University of Applied Sciences Aachen (UAS) employed Mrs. Professor Aysegül Artmann, M.D., Ph.D., born in 1966, since 2003. She attended from 1977 to 1984 the T.E.D. Ankara College (education in English language) and subsequently until 1990 the Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine. She graduated with a M.D. degree at August 1, 1990. From 1992 through 1993, she completed her residency as specialist in Physiology at the Akdeniz University, School of Medicine in Antalya as well as from 1994 through 1996 at the Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. From 1996 through 2001, she participated a PhD programme in Biochemistry at the Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry in Izmir where she received her PhD in 2001. She gained industrial professional experience in the pharmacological industry in 1990 at the DROG Company in Ankara. From November 1990 through September 1992 she practised medicine as part of a Compulsory Medical Service and from 1993 through 1994 as practitioner at the Polyclinic of Public Health in Karsiyaka-Izmir, Turkey. In 1996, she worked on a NATO grant for six month at the Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA. In 1997 she returned to Izmir as Research Fellow at the Experimental Animal Research Centre and became an Instructor in Biophysics and Assistant Professor in Biophysics. From 2001 through 2003, she worked as guest professor (C3) at the UAS, Dept. Cell Biophysics and Bioengineering, Germany, in research and teaching. Due to her outstanding performance, the faculty decided to support her application as full Professor of Medicine in Bioengineering at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen. Her scientific interests are in sports medicine, microcirculation, blood cells and Sepsis. She works in an interdisciplinary, bioengineering-biophysical environment consisting of several post-docs of various disciplines as well as PhD and MSc students. Mrs Prof. Artmann has gained much attention from the scientific community and was several times internationally invited as keynote speaker and member of conference committees. She applied for membership of the Centre of Competence in Bioengineering at Aachen, Germany and the IFMBE working group Cell and Stem Cell Engineering. Finally yet importantly, she is member of the editorial board of the book “Bioengineering in Cell and Tissue Research” together with renowned scientist from around the world. The Springer publishing company will release the book (660 pages) in January 2008. Her talent in organizing international university collaborations in teaching and research, in particular with Turkish universities, is highly regarded. Recently she applied for an European Union project together with a European University consortium in support of the Turkish higher education system. Mrs. Prof. A. Artmann succeeded in research grant applications and has gained grants of several hundred thousand Euros during her stay at the UAS Aachen.

December 27, 2007, 14:00-16:00, FENS G029