Speakers

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Fabio Benfenati Fabio Benfenati
Italian Institute of Technology, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
“Conjugated polymers for neuronal stimulation: a new approach to retina prosthetics”
Alberto Bianco Alberto Bianco
CNRS Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
“Biodegradation of 2D materials”
Luisa DeCola Luisa de Cola
University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
“Hybrid, injectable hydrogels”
Matteo Pasquali Matteo Pasquali
Rice University, Houston, USA
“Recent progress in Carbon Nanotube Fibers: why are they so uniquely suited for biomedical applications?”
Maurizio Prato Maurizio Prato
CIC Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain
Rosaria Rinaldi Rosaria Rinaldi
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
“Multifunctional nano carriers for theranostics”
Francesco Stellacci Francesco Stellacci
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
“Nanomedicine approaches for novel broadspectrum antivirals”
Anna Tampieri Anna Tampieri
Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
“Nature-inspired innovative processes to generate smart materials for nanomedicine”
Ennio Tasciotti Ennio Tasciotti
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Gianni Ciofani Gianni Ciofani
Polytechnic University of Torino, Torino, Italy & Italian Institute of Technology, Pisa, Italy
“Remote Control of Cellular Functions Mediated by Smart Nanomaterials”
Gianaurelio Cuniberti Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Multifunctional biosensors for lab-on-a chip systems: electronics meets microfluidics”
Maria Natalia Dias Soeiro Cordeiro Maria Natalia Dias Soeiro Cordeiro
University of Porto, Portugal
“Janus Gold Nanoparticles from Nanodroplets of Alkyl Thiols: A Molecular Dynamics Study”
Xinliang Feng Xinliang Feng
Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Macroscopic Organic 2D Crystals and Beyond”
Mauro Magnani Mauro Magnani
University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
“Red Blood Cell-based biomimetic constructs for drugs and SPION delivery”
Francesco Ricci Francesco Ricci
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
“Gaining control of DNA-based nanodevices”
Gerard Tobias Gerard Tobias
Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
“Design and synthesis of nanocarriers for biomedical imaging and therapy”

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Alegret Ramon Núria Núria Alegret Ramon
CIC Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain
“3D structures based on Carbon Nanotubes and Conductive Polymers for Electroresponsive Cell Cultures”
Davide Bedognetti Davide Bedognetti
Sidra Medical Research Centre, Doha, Qatar
“Identification of determinants of cancer immune responsiveness by genome-scale analysis”
Mattia Bramini Mattia Bramini
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
“Towards graphene for biomedical applications: evaluation of neuronal and glial biocompatibility”
Anna Costa Anna Costa
National Research Council of Italy (CNR) – Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
“Safer by design for nano-risk management”
Tatiana DaRos Tatiana Da Ros
University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
“Nanodiamonds: the most glaring carbon nanostructures”
Francisco Galisteo González Francisco Galisteo González
University of Granada, Granada,  Spain
“Albumin-covered lipid nanocapsules exhibit enhanced uptake performance by breast-tumor cells”
Vincenzo Guarino Vincenzo Guarino
National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Naples, Italy
“Bioinstructive platforms for regenerative and degenerative medicine: bridging the gap via electrofluidodynamics”
Kimberly Harding Kimberly Harding
Monarch Innovation Partners, Inc., U.S.A
“Project Orchid – An Open Science-Open Source technology framework for sustainable global health innovation partnerships associated with Precision Medicine cohorts for infectious and chronic disease interrogation initiatives”
Giulia Iaccarino Giulia Iaccarino
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
“Graphene oxide multilayer nanocapsules as a multimodal therapeutic platform”
Michele Iafisco Michele Iafisco
National Research Council (CNR), Italy
“Biomimetic calcium phosphates nanoparticles as carriers for cardiac delivery of therapeutic molecules through inhalation administration”
Yiyong Mai Yiyong Mai
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
“Polymer—functionalized graphene nanoribbons”
Juan Antonio Marchal Juan Antonio Marchal
University of Granada, Granada, Spain
“In vivo evaluation of a nanodevice for breast cancer therapy and diagnosis”
Mark David McCauley Mark David McCauley
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
“Carbon Nanotube Fibers Facilitate Conduction Across the Atrioventricular Junction”
Serenella Medici Serenella Medici
University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
“Nanoparticles: the good and the bad”
Enzo Menna Enzo Menna
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
“Chemical modification of carbon nanostructures enables preparation of polymer nanocomposite scaffolds for neuronal cells differentiation”
Radosław Mrówczyński Radosław Mrówczyński
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
“Application of PEI coated magnetic nanoparticles in RNA interference gene silencing therapy of glioblastoma multiforme”
Saul Navarro-Marchal
University of Granada, Granada , Spain
“Anti-CD44 lipid immuno-nanocapsules for directed drug delivery. Physico-chemical characterization and in vitro study”
Carme Nogués Carme Nogués
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
“Magneto-plasmonic nanodomes for photo-thermal treatments”
Paraskevi Papadopoulou Paraskevi Papadopoulou
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
“Graphene based P(3HB) scaffolds for primary neuron growth”
Marisa Passos Marisa Passos
INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
“Unravelling the toxicological profile of liposomes: the specific combination of lipids and their single and combined contribution”
Massimiliano Peana Massimiliano Peana
University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
“Toxicity of metal nanoparticles”
Elena Piera Porcu
University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
“Indocyanine green-loaded nanocarriers for tumour detection and treatments”
Martina Rauner Martina Rauner
Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Smart biomaterials for enhancing bone regeneration”
Matthias Rieckher Rieckher Matthias
University of Cologne , Köln, Germany
“Genome Stability in Aging and Disease”
Santoliquido Roberto Roberto Santoliquido
Alfatest S.r.l., Italy
“Nanomedicines Characterization in complex media by Centrifugal Field Flow Fractionation”
Khaled Saoud Khaled Saoud
Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar
“Effect of Silica and Silica Coated Carbon Nano sheets on the Immune System”
Syrgiannis Zois Syrgiannis Zois
University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
“Chemical Functionalizaton of Graphene and Graphene Oxide as a route for biocompatible 2D materials”
Paola Valentini Paola Valentini
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
“Metal nanoparticles for naked-eye diagnostics”
Ester Vazquez Ester Vazquez
Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
“Preparation and applications of hybrid graphene hydrogels”
Açelya Yilmazer Açelya Yilmazer
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
“The use graphene based materials in cancer research”