Program

11th October

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13:00 – 14:15

Registration

14:15 – 14:30

Welcome speech

SESSION 1: NANOMEDICINE

14:30 – 15:30

 Hydrogels: in vitro and in vivo applications

Prof.  Luisa De Cola – Laboratoire de Chimie et des Biomatériaux Supramoléculaires  Strasbourg University

15:30 – 16:30

 “A Systemic Evolutionary Approach to Cancer: is it time for a paradigm shift?”

Prof. Antonio Mazzocca – Medicine Department University of Bari

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

“Perspectives on the application of light excited nano-gold
and graphene for theranostics, drug delivery and sensing”

Dr. Roberto Pini – Institute of Applied Physics CNR

18:00 – 19:00

Supramolecular nano-aggregates designed for targetted therapy”

Prof. Massimo Fresta – Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro

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12th October

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SESSION 2: MATERIALS FOR NANOMEDICINE

9:00 – 10:00

 “Inorganic Nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia and cytotoxic action: from the synthesis to their in vitro and in vivo characterization”

Dr. Teresa Pellegrino – Italian Institute of Technology Genova

10:00 – 11:00

“Carbon-based materials for nanomedicine: drug delivery, tissue engineering and safety aspects”

Prof. Maurizio Prato – Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Trieste

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

“Peptide-based nanostructures for potential application in nanomedicine 

Dr. Antonella Accardo – Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences – Federico II University  of Naples

12:30 – 13:30

“Polymeric nanoparticles tailored for overcoming biological barriers in the body”

Prof. Fabiana Quaglia – Department of Pharmacy Federico II University of  Naples

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch

SESSION 3: TISSUE ENGINEERING

15:00 – 16:00

Building human tissue equivalent in  vitro for organ-on-chip applications”

Prof. Paolo Netti – Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production Federico II University of Naples

16:00 – 17:00

“Smart polymer based biomaterials and additive technologies for bone tissue repair/regeneration”

Prof. Luigi Ambrosio – Institute of Polymers, Composites & Biomaterials, CNR

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 – 18:30

“Biomimetic nanostructured scaffolds for osteocondral regeneration: in vivo studies”

Prof. Alessandro Sannino Dep Innovation Engineering University of Salento

18:30 – 20:00

Poster Session

21:00

Social Dinner

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13th October

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SESSION 4: Optical and Imaging Tools, Computing

9:00 – 10:00

“Combining X-ray scattering, crystallography and modelling to study  complex structures”

Dr. Dritan Siliqi – Institute of Crystallography CNR

10:00 – 11:00

Cryo-electron microscopy: visualising macromolecular structures
in isolation as well as in action within cells”

Prof. Raimond Ravelli M4I, Nanoscopy Division, Maastricht University

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

“Functional Imaging for regenerative medicine”

Prof. Martin Lehay – National University of Ireland, Galway

12:30 – 13:30

“Quantum imaging: challenges and opportunities”.

Prof. Saverio Pascazio – Physics Department University of Bari

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch

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