Nanotechnology in Medicine: From Molecules to Humans

An ECI Conference

July 3-7, 2016
Schloss Hernstein
Hernstein, Austria

16AJ

About this Conference

Synopsis:  Nanotechnology is prominent in medicine for various applications that span use in understanding cellular and molecular interactions to the downstream development of technologies for disease characterization, detection and treatment.  A few examples include systemically injectable nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of multiple therapeutic and contrast agents; multi-scale hierarchically-complex implants for the regeneration of bone and soft tissues; micro/nano-fluidic chips resembling the authentic architecture and biology of real organs. Despite the high promise of nanotechnology, only a few of these technologies generated have made it to clinical utility. It is likely that the limited translation of nanotechnology-based interventions to date is also due to the lack of mechanistic understanding of cellular and molecular interactions of these technologies owing to the complexity of biological systems in health and diseases.

We envision the ECI Nanotechnology in Medicine conference to provide a platform to aid in the mechanistic understanding of cellular and molecular interactions/responses induced by nanotechnologies and the exploitation of these understandings to generate highly effective nanotechnologies for the early detection, imaging and treatment of human diseases.  The conference will bring together biologists, materials scientists, physicists, engineers and clinical scientists.

Session Topics (as currently envisioned)

  • Nano/microparticles for diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Nano/microtechnology for study of cellular and molecular dynamics
  • Nanotechnology and translational medicine
  • Nanotechnology and biopolymer for regenerative medicine
  • Nanostructures for cell adhesion, growth, motility, and differentiation
  • Nanoscale interactions for cell, tissue and organ

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Patrick Couvreur, Paris-Sud University

Prof. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Viola Vogel, ETH Zurich

Conference Organization

Chair:   Prof. Lola Eniola-Adefeso, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA     E-mail: lolaa@umich.edu

Co-Chair: Prof. Paolo Decuzzi, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy     E-mail:   Paolo.Decuzzi@iit.it

Conference Program, Posters and Abstracts

Final Program and Posters           Oral Abstracts           Poster Abstracts

Poster Awards

Outstanding Poster Awards

 Catherine A. Fromen, University of Michigan, USA
 Particle surface properties direct cellular immune responses in the lung

Yulia Malinovskaya, Drugs Technology Ltd., Russia
 Penetration of PLGA nanoparticles into the intercranial rat C6 giloma:  Influence of surfactant coating

 Daniel Quevedo, University of Michigan, USA / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
 Multifunctional nanoparticles for specific neuroblastoma targeting

 Natalie Sullivan, Utah Valley University, USA
 Molecularly imprinted biofunctional device:  Using polymer surfaces on surgical instruments to catalyze blood coagulation

Bioconjugate Chemistry Journal Poster Awards

 Daniel Quevedo, University of Michigan, USA / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Multifunctional nanoparticles for specific neuroblastoma targeting

 Natalie Sullivan, Utah Valley University, USA
 Molecularly imprinted biofunctional device:  Using polymer surfaces on surgical instruments to catalyze blood coagulation

General Information

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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