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Publication details for Dr Clare Mahon

Mahon, Clare S. & Huang, Mia L. (2019). Highlights from Faraday Discussion 301: Nanolithography of Biointerfaces, London, UK, July 3–5 2019. Chemical Communications 55(91): 13631-13637.

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The 2019 Faraday Discussion on the Nanolithography of Biointerfaces brought together a diverse set of interdisciplinary scientists involved in the seemingly disparate fields of materials science, nanolithography and glycoscience. The setting and format of this meeting renders the experience unique, and anyone in the audience is instantly engaged in the debate. This Faraday Discussion attracted about sixty delegates, ranging from graduate students and early career researchers to full professors. The meeting was a reflection on how far lithography techniques, tissue engineering and glycoscience have come, with the aid of scientists working at the realm of the nanoscale. True to its name, this gathering was also a discussion on what the outstanding questions in glycobiology are and how nanolithography can be appropriately applied to answer them. In this report, we will give an overview of the topics and discussions covered during the meeting and highlight the content of each session.