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Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT

Symposium SB07—Bioresponsive Nanotheranostics

This symposium will cover the vibrant research field of the design and development of novel nanomaterials that can integrate therapeutic (e.g. drug/gene delivery, radiation, thermal/dynamic therapy, etc.) and diagnostic (e.g. non-invasive imaging, in vivo/ex vivo sensing, etc.) capabilities, in response to various cues in the biological/physiological environment (e.g. pH, redox potential, enzyme, glucose, oxygen level, biomimicry, etc.) and/or certain physical stimuli (e.g. temperature, magnetic field, radiation, light, self-assembly/disassembly, etc.).

Despite significant advances in medical approaches, many critical questions still remain: How to realize accurate prognosis to guide personalized/precision treatment? How to achieve desirable therapeutic efficacy while minimizing adverse systematic toxicity? How to spatiotemporally monitor drug fate and drug response for precision medicine? By harnessing the modular structure and bioresponsive properties of functional nanomaterials, nanotheranostics hold tremendous potential to provide accurate diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, which has been a flourishing field of the last decade.

This symposium will gather the brightest minds with academic, industry and clinical backgrounds from many international institutions to share cutting-edge research and inspirational opinions, which will foster/catalyze exciting opportunities for (international) interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborations. With an elite list of internationally renowned invited speakers from several continents, we welcome abstract submissions from all around the world to this exciting forum of scientific exchange.

Topics will include:

  • Nanotheranostics in response to biological stimuli
  • Nanotheranostics in response to physical stimuli
  • Biomimetic nanotheranostics
  • Clinical translation of nanotheranostics
  • Nanomaterials for biomedical imaging
  • Nanomaterials for new type of treatments
  • Nanomaterials as drug delivery systems

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Frank Caruso (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Liang Cheng (Soochow University, China)
  • Tomáš Etrych (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Zhen Gu (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Taeghwan Hyeon (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Shana Kelley (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Ester Kwon (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Kanyi Pu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Molly Stevens (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Wei Tao (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Nguyen Thanh (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Kristopher Thurecht (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Matthew Tirrell (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Zhi Ping Xu (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Liangfang Zhang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Jie Zheng (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Weibo Cai
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Radiology, Medical Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Zi (Sophia) Gu
University of New South Wales
School of Chemical Engineering

Dawei Jiang
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Nuclear Medicine

Dalong Ni
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Medicine

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