Scientific program

11th December

13:30 – 14:30

Registration

14:30 – 14:45

Welcome speech

SESSION 1: NANODRUGS

14:45  – 15:45

“Strategies for formulation of nanofibrous delivery systems for use in local treatment of periodontal disease”

Julijana Kristl – Faculty of Pharmacy University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

15:45 – 16:45

“Engineering surface chemistry of colloidal nanomaterials: tune nano-bio interface for biomedical applications”

Lucia Curri  – Chemistry Department  Univeristà di Bari Aldo Moro

16:45  – 17:15

Coffee break

17:15 – 18:15

Nature-inspired tricks to control DNA-based nanodevices

Francesco Ricci  – Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies  Università di Roma Tor Vergata

18:30 – 20:00

Poster session

12th December

SESSION 2: MATERIALS FOR NANOMEDICINE

9:00  – 10:00

“Chemical physical properties of hydrogels for biomedical applications”

Christian Demitri  – Engineering for Innovation Dept Università del Salento, Lecce

10:00  – 11:00

“Magnetic hyperthermia combined with drug delivery exploiting magnetic nanoparticles-based platforms to tackle cancer”

Teresa Pellegrino  – Italian Institute of Technology, Genova

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30  – 12:30

Effect of functionalized polymers on cellular response” 

Maria Grazia Raucci – Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB  – CNR), Napoli

12:30  – 13:30

“Nature inspires nano-structured materials and particles for tissue regeneration and theranostics”

Anna Tampieri – Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramics (ISTEC-CNR), Faenza

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch

SESSION 3: FROM BENCH TO BED

15:00  – 16:00

Nanostructured interfaces for applications in biology and medicine

Maurizio Prato – Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Università di Trieste

16:00  – 17:00

“Light-enhanced plasmonic nano-platforms for tumor theranostics and sensing of neurodegenerative diseases”

Roberto Pini – Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” (IFAC CNR), Pisa

17:00  – 17:30

Coffee break

18:00  – 19:30

Special session: Science is cool!

Paolo Netti & Pietro Greco conversation

[open to the public audience – in Italian]

20:30

Social Dinner

13th December

SESSION 4: NANODEVICES

9:00  – 10:00

“New approaches to malaria diagnosis based on hemozoin nanocrystals”

Riccardo Bertacco  – Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano

10:00 – 11:00

“Biofunctionalized interfaces for molecule detection at the physical limit”

Gaetano Scamarcio  – Physics Department, Università di Bari Aldo Moro

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30  – 12:30

“Mechano-Pharmacological activity of polymeric nanoconstructs for controlled drug delivery and biomedical imaging”

Paolo Decuzzi  – Italian Institute of Technology, Genova

12:30  – 12:45 Closing remarks

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

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