Nanomedicine: The present and future in personalized therapy

Workshop Chair: Eleni Efthimiadou, Panos Neofytou

Nanomaterials have emerged as one of the most significant technologies in recent years applied on early stage diagnosis, controlled release of drugs and treatment, creating a new hot field on the domain of nanotechnology called nanomedicine. Polymers and biopolymers are used in drug delivery in micro and nano dimensions based on their structure, physicochemical characteristics and interactions with the biological substrates. Nanostructured delivery systems induce specific drug release by exploiting the local physicochemical disease characteristics. Delivery systems that are newly developed aiming at targeting on different diseases are polymer-small conjugates, polymer micelles, dendrimers, nanogels and hollow micro-nanospheres.

Location: Building 8 Date: July 5, 2017 Time: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr Eleni Efthimiadou

Nanotheranostic materials for cancer therapy and diagnosis

Dr Penelope Bouziotis

Radiolabeled nanoparticles as dual-modality imaging agents

Dr Daniel Ortega

In silico testing methods for assessing magnetic hyperthermia

Dr Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos

Repurposing common anti-fibrotic drugs to improve efficacy of cancer nanomedicines

Dr Paul Lelovas

In vivo toxicological study of nanomaterials

Dr Panagiotis Neofytou

Towards in silico trials of therapeutic nanoparticles