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Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers conference, June 2020, London


254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition Symposium "Detection of infectious diseases and toxin in food using
nanoparticles", August 2017, Washington DC, USA


UK Colloids 2017


EMRS Symposium R: Multifunctional nanostructures for diagnostic and therapeutic of diseases


Articles should be submitted via the online system at: together with a cover letter mentioning that the paper is for consideration for inclusion in the issue 'Multifunctional nanostructures for diagnosis and therapy of diseases'. The deadline is 10th of June.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium

Design, synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles: inorganic, polymers, liposomes, dendrimers...
Biofunctionalisation of nanoparticles
Targeting strategies
Drug delivery systems
Biomedical Imaging (e.g. MRI, MPI, SPECT, PET)
Therapeutics (e.g, hyperthermia, curie theraphy)
Diagnostics (e.g., enzymatic assay, immunoassay, biosensing)

List of keynote speakers (to be updated):

Mary McCommack, University College London Hospitals, UK.
O. Tillement, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon, France
Stefaan Soenen, University of Leuven, Belgium.
Steve Colan, College of Medicine, Swansea University, UK.
Delphine Felder-Flesch, IPCMS, France.
Michael Farle, Duisburg – Essen University, Germany.
Michael Giersig, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Alessandro Lascialfari, Univ. of Milano, Italy.
Kerry Chester, UCL Cancer Institute, University College London.UK
Florence Gazeau, Université Paris-Diderot, France
Theresa Pellegrino

List of invited speakers (to be updated):

Lanry Yung, National University of Singapore. Singapore
Lim Jit Kang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Daniel Ortega, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Spain
Olivier Sandre, Université de Bordeaux,France
Paulo Morais, University of Brasilia, Brasilia
Alexandro Lappas,Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece
Marie-Hélène Delville, ICMCB, Bordeaux, France
Etelka Tombascz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Sara Staniland, University of Sheffield, UK.
Jianping Xie, National University of Singapore. Singapore
Tapas Sen,University of Central Lancaster, UK.
Shinya Maenosono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Jesus de la Fuente, University of Zaragoza, Spain
J.O. Durand, Univ de Montpellier, France
Xu Chenjie, NTU, Singapore.
Laurence Motte, Univ Paris XIII, France
Fabrizio Mancin, Univ. of Padova, Italy
Stephane Mornet, Université de Bordeaux, France
F. Ratto, CNR-IFAC, Italy
Tatiana Da Ros, University of Trieste, Italy

Scientific Committee:

Simon Spassov, Centre de Physique du Globe de l'Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique, Belgium
Claire Billotey, Hospices civil de Lyon, France
Damien Mertz, IPCMS, Strasbourg, France
Puerto Morales, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain
Sophie Laurent, University of Mons, Belgique
Daniel Ortega, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Spain
Zulmira Lacava, Univ. of Brasilia, Brazil
Plazaola Fernando, Univ Basque Country, Leioa, Spain
Claudia Innocenti, Univ. of Florence, Italy


UK Colloids 2014

Theme: Next wave of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Application
sponsored by RSC
London, 6-9 July

Confirmed invited speakers

1. Dr Andreas Schatzlein, Reader, UCL, UK.
2. Prof Billotey Claire, Hôpital Nord et Université Jean Monnet at Saint-Etienne, France.
Majors challenges to transform nanoprobes to nanomedicine.
3. Dr Carla Cannas, University of Cagliary, Italy:
Design of magnetic mesoporous colloidal nanostructures

4. Dr Derrick Mott, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Manipulation of Nanoparticle Heterostructures to Control Bio-probe Characteristics through Electronic Charge Transfer
5. Prof Etienne Duguet, University of Bordeaux, France.
The opportunity to add inorganic components in nanoscaled drug delivery systems
6. Dr Florence Gazeau, Université Paris Diderot, France.
7. Prof Federico Rosei, Univ. du Quebec, Canada.
Structure and properties of nanostructured biomaterials
9. Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu, UCL, UK.
From proof of concept to nanoenabled dosage forms - lessons in translation
10. Dr Jesus M de la Fuente, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
11. Prof Jochen Feldman, Munich, Germany:
How to optically detect and induce mechanical motion of artificial and biological nanosystems
12. Prof Galina Goloverda, Xavier University, USA.
Capping ligand design for the metal oxide colloidal particles to be used as imaging agents and carriers
13. Associate Professor Lanry Yung, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
14. Prof Laurence Motte, Universite Paris 13, France.
Iron oxide Nanosystems: current advances
16. Dr Marianne Ashford, Astra Zeneca.
Photodynamic versus photothermal effects in laser induced cell damage in the presence of photonic nanoparticles
17. Prof Mathias Brust, University of Liverpool, UK
18. Prof Quentin Pankhurst, Director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, UCL.
Clinical Applications of Magnetic Colloid”
20. Prof Shinya Maenosono, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.
Magnetic-Plasmonic Dual-Functional Nanoparticles for Manipulation,
Detection and Imaging of Biomolecules
21. Prof Sylvie Begin Colin, University of Strasbourg, France.
Design of multifunctional dendronized magnetic nano-objects towards smart hybrid nanovector platforms for theragnosis applications
22. Prof Tony Cass, Imperial College London,
23. Dr Xiao Di Su, IMRE, ASTAR, Singapore.
Hybrid assembly of metal nanoparticles with fluorescent Probes for biosensing




Faraday Discussion 175 "Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles"

organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

17-19 September 2014 in Bristol, UK

The themes of the meeting will be:

-Noble metal nanoparticles: novel synthesis, better understanding of surface chemistry and interaction between nanoparticles and ligands

-Quantum dots: novel synthesis, novel biofunctionalisation to enhance quantum yield, acting as a protective layer for biomedical applications

-Magnetic nanoparticles: novel synthesis for enhanced magnetic properties and functionalisation for specific targets /in vivo/

-Carbon nanotube & graphite/graphene and other nanoparticles

Scientific committee: Nguyen TK Thanh (University College London), Jon Preece (University of Birmingham), Mark Green (King’s College London), Simon Biggs (University of Leeds), Stephen Archibald (University of Hull), and Lanry Yung (National University of Singapore).

Confirmed Invited speakers include

Peter Dobson (University of Oxford)

Mostafa El-Sayed (Georgia Tech)

Paul Alivisatos (University of California, Berkeley)

Kerry Chester (University College London)

Paul O’Brien (University of Manchester)

Hedi Matoussi (Florida State Univeristy)

Edman Tsang (University of Oxford)

Christian Plank (Technische Universität München)

Oliver Reiser (Universität Regensburg)

Ivan Parkin (University College London)




"Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications" Symposium
 244th ACS meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, USA

Sponsored by Nanoscale, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis

Confirmed Invited speakers:

1. Professor Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Julius Brown Chair and Regents, Director, Laser Dynamics Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, USA

2. Dr. Ramanathan Nagarajan (NAGU), Molecular Sciences and Engineering Team, Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Natick MA. Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

3. Prof. Ru-Shi Liu, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

4. Dr. Kohei Soga, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

5. Prof. Jin-Ho Choy, Distinguished Professor and Director Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials(CINBM), Department of Bioinspired Science, Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 120-750, Korea. Could not attend

6. Prof. Mehmet Sarikaya, Director of NSF/UW-MRSEC, Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA: "Peptide-functionalized Nanoparticles for nanomedicine". Could not attend

7. Dr Lanry Yung Lin-Yeu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

8. Prof Sylvie Begin-Colin, Deputy Director of ICPM (European Engineering School in Chemistry, Polymers and Materials), University of Strasbourg, France

9. Prof Dan Luo, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA. Could not attend

10. Prof. Shuming Nie, College of Engineering, Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

11. Dr Catherine Le Visage, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Paris, France.

12. Prof Steve Rannard, Department of Chemistry, Univeristy of Liverpool, UK

13. Prof. David Russel, Head of School of Chemistry, Universty of East Anglia, UK. Could not attend

14. Dr Mark Green, Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology, Department of Physics, King's College
London, UK

15. Prof Taeghwan Hyeon, SNU Distinguished Fellow, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul , Korea

16. Prof Kattesh V. Katti, Director, University of Missouri Cancer Nanotechnology Platform, University of Missouri, US.Could not attend

17. Prof Kerry Chester, UCL Cancer Institute, London, UK. Could not attend




UK Colloids 2011

An International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

July 3rd to July 6th 2011

De Vere Venue, Canary Wharf, London

UK Colloids 2011 will be held at at the prestigious De Vere Venue in Canary Wharf, London

The meeting, jointly organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Science Group will provide a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloids and interfaces to meet, present their work and discuss current developments in this important field.

The conference themes cover all aspects of colloid, surface and interfacial science, and incorporate symposia related to the

Polymer Colloids Forum and newly created Kitchener award.

For further information and details about registration, paper submission, venue and accommodation please visit our conference website


Nanoparticles 2009 (Nano 09) 2-4/September/2009

University of Liverpool, UK


Nanoparticles 2008:

Monday Program

Tuesday Program