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.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Radiology, Medical Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zi (Sophia) Gu
University of New South Wales
School of Chemical Engineering
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Medicine