Non-equilibrium Cold Plasmas in Biology and Medicine: The potential for basic science and technological applications in cancer and antibiotic resistant infection treatments
University of York, York Plasma Institute 10- 11 December 2019
Organisers: Deborah O’Connell (University of York), Paul Maguire (Ulster University) and Declan Diver (Glasgow University)
Low-temperature (Cold) plasmas are a non-thermal, non-ablative technology. They are produced through electrically energising a gas, to generate a rich reactive chemistry e.g. reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS), combined with charge, electric fields and photons. Low-temperature plasma generated reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are the same as those produced endogenously in the body and used to mediate many different processes and signaling mechanisms. Therefore, the plasma produced species can mimic their endogenous counterparts stimulating specific biological response pathways including for example cytotoxicity, immunogenicity and cell proliferation. Applications can be expected in the fields of cancer therapy, antimicrobials, wound healing, biotechnology, agriculture and food. The workshop will explore the fundamental underlying processes required to progress this technology, including innovative techniques and methods to investigate these. This requires expertise from multiple disciplines, including physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, industry and clinicians.
Who should attend?
We invite participation from academic, industrial and clinical research scientists with an interest in contributing to the development of plasma biomedical science and technology. The workshop aims to bridge gaps in our understanding and promote collaborations across the various disciplines.
The registration fee for this event is £20. This fee will cover a networking reception, plus drinks and dinner on the evening of December, and all catering across the meeting days. Accommodation should be booked separately. The deadline for registration is Tuesday 3rd December 2019.
A workshop dinner will take place on Tuesday 1o December 2019 in the Orangery at the Double Tree Hilton in York. Reception drinks will be served from 7pm and dinner at 7.30pm.
This workshop will take place at York Plasma Institute (Genesis 1 & 2), in the science park close to the University of York. It is near the village of Heslington, about two miles from the centre of York. From the Heslington bus stop you can walk along Innovation Way and turn right, or walk across the field and around the back of the church. Please see map links: To view the location on google maps, click here. To view a complete map of the campus, click here. Venue Address: York Plasma Institute, Genesis 1-2, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DQ.
Rooms have been reserved at the Double Tree Hilton (York) at a discounted group rate. The hotel is conveniently located for access to the bus, accessing the local amenities in the evening and attending the dinner. Please ensure that you check the cancellation policy before confirming the booking. Debit/ credit cards will be taken on booking as a guarantee. Details: 20 Bedrooms have been reserved on Monday 9 December at £105 B&B (Single Occupancy) 20 Bedrooms have been reserved on Tuesday 10 December at £105 B&B (Single Occupancy) To book, please follow the link: Double tree Hilton bookings Rooms are on hold until the 11 November 2019.