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Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine Showcase: Keynote presentation – it’s all about the journey

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Professor Laura Poole-Warren of UNSW Image (226)
Professor Laura Poole-Warren, BSc Hons (UNSW), PhD (UNSW), FBSE, FAIMBE, FTSE.

A FREE event showcasing 10 years of achievements in bioengineering at Otago is on offer at our Dunedin campus, Wednesday 27 November.

And the organisers are thrilled to have secured Professor Laura Poole-Warren, of the University of New South Wales, as keynote presenter.

Professor Poole-Warren leads a research group in Biomedical Engineering focussed on design and development of novel materials for neural electrodes and other soft-tissue interfaces, and on understanding their compatibility with tissue.

She’s worked as a visiting research professor at Rutgers University in the USA, and as a preclinical scientist in the biomedical industry working on development of wound dressings and embolic agents for cancer treatment.

She also has regulatory expertise, having served for 10 years as a member of Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration expert committee on the safety of medical devices, up to 2013.

Up to the end of 2018, Professor Poole-Warren held appointments at UNSW as Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Dean of Graduate Research for 9 years, and led the Athena SWAN SAT for 3 years.

She is a Fellow of three academies, ATSE, AIMBE and IUSBSE and is an Associate Editor of Biomaterials and on the editorial board of the Journal of Neural Engineering.

Professor Poole-Warren’s keynote address is “It’s all about the journey: Hydrogel applications from embolic agents to electrode coatings”.

Register for this FREE event at

When: Wednesday the 27 November 2019, 10:00 am–7:30 pm

Where: Main Common Room, Student Union Building, 364 Leith Walk, University of Otago, Dunedin