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Session Overview
Session
PS-4: Plenary 4
Time:
Friday, 12/Jul/2019:
9:00 - 9:45

Location: Main Hall
"Artis Centrum Hotel" (Address: Totoriu str. 23, Vilnius, LT-01120, Lithuania)

Presentations
9:00 - 9:45
ID: 118
Oral presentation

ORGANIC ACTUATORS FOR CELL OPTO STIMULATION

Guglielmo Lanzani

Italian Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy

Organic semiconductors in different shapes and composition can be interfaced with living cells. This provides a new, exciting route towards optical control of physiological functions or the restoring of natural functions. In this talk I will present a number of experiments that show the effective abiotic-biotic coupling with cells and small animals, suggesting the potential of organic light actuators for geneless opto stimulation. Investigated systems are based on carbon molecules or polymers as photoactive component in planar films, nanostructured layers or nanoparticles. Spectroscopy, photo-electrochemistry and photo-electrophysiology are exploited to carry out the experimental investigations. While the mechanism explaining such coupling is still unknown, it is appering that thermal, capacitive, faradaic or chemical coupling are all options to be carefully evaluated.