Her team is looking at the idea that if we could build robots out of human cells then we will be able to use these robots to deliver medicine from inside a patient. The micro-robot would heal a person from inside and then self-destruct, leaving the body once its job is done. Sounds like the script from a science fiction movie, right? But this is reality for Dr Raman and her team.
This project is a partnership between Biological Engineers and Chemical Engineers highlighting to our students the benefits of working collaboratively across different subjects and specialisms to produce tangible outcomes. It also provides our students with exposure to real world examples of STEAM in action and a glimpse into what a future in STEAM-related disciplines could hold for them. You never know, in a few years time it could be some of our BIS students working on teams just like Dr. Raman's...
Secondary student SoYoung commented on the webinar:
"The most interesting thing that I took away from the talk was that BioBots could have a lot of applications from treating diabetes and cancer to potentially working as prosthetics. It made me realise that the ultimate purpose of all of the amazing discoveries and advances in science is to improve people's lives. After this talk, I aspire to be a person who, like Dr Ramen, uses their skills and knowledge to benefit others."