2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium S.SM08-Emerging Strategies and Applications in Drug Delivery

Controlled drug delivery systems have been successful in introducing new formulations for better use of existing drugs and novel delivery of biologicals. The initial success in the field, however, reached a plateau, and the progress over the last decade has been slow. The limitations of established delivery technologies have hampered progress in multiple areas as the potential of exciting new materials, insights into disease mechanism, and approaches to cell therapy are not fully realized due to their delivery challenges. This symposium will focus on the innovation and advances in the materials and devices for drug delivery and their emerging applications in immunotherapy, gene editing and other drug delivery areas.

Topics will include:

  • Design, synthesis, and characterization of novel biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Bioinspired materials for drug delivery
  • Micro/Nano devices for drug delivery
  • Drug delivery for immunotherapy and gene editing

Invited Speakers:

  • YunFeng Lu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Xiaoyuan Chen (National Institutes of Health, USA)
  • Zhen Gu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Guosong Hong (Stanford University, USA)
  • Debra Auguste (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Jianjun Cheng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Eric Chiou (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Honggang Cui (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Claire Hur (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Christopher Jewell (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Zhuang Liu (Soochow University, China)
  • Niren Murthy (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Anna Schwendeman (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Mark W. Tibbitt (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Andrew Wang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Qiaobing Xu (Tufts University, USA)
  • Yoon Yeo (Purdue University, USA)
  • Liangfang Zhang (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xiaoyun Ding
University of Colorado Boulder
Mechanical Engineering

Yizhou Dong
The Ohio State University
(614) 292-3771, dong.525@osu.edu

Yan Pang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
021-23271699-4248, py-1985@163.com

Rong Tong
Virginia Tech
Department of Chemical Engineering
(540) 231-8231, rtong@vt.edu

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