Nanoclinic: New Frontiers in Medical Technology

18th of Nov 2013, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre, Level 3, Seminar Room 3, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

We invite you to participate in this autumn’s NanoForum workshop ‘NanoClinic: New frontiers in medical technology’ co-chaired by Prof Sir Mark Welland and Revd Dr Alasdair Coles to be held on 18th Nov in Cambridge. This half-day workshop is aimed at researchers interested in applying cutting-edge technological advancements to long-standing clinical challenges. The workshop will bring together a growing community of Cambridge researchers interested in expediting the translation of advancements in the physical sciences to practical applications in a clinical setting.
The scope of the workshop will include topics such as:

  • Novel diagnostic tools
  • Biosensors
  • Drug delivery techniques
  • Advanced biomaterials

These new technologies will be applied to grand clinical challenges such as:

  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Immune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Tissue regeneration

Invited Speakers

David Jayne (vasculitis and lupus service)
David Halsall (clinical biochemistry)
David Savage (Endocrinology)
Jayden Smith (neurodegeneration)
Colin Watts (Clinical Neurosciences)
Geoff Woods (clinical genetics)
Tuomas Knowles (Chemistry)
Myriam Ouberaï (Engineering)
Maik Scherer (Physics)
Ullrich Steiner (Physics)
Khaow Tonsomboon, Oyen Group (Engineering)


Silvia Basilico
Jeremy Baumberg
Serena Best
Sarah Bohndiek
Kevin Brindle
Alasdair Coles
Chris Forman
Kerri Gardiner
Cedric Ghevaert
John Griffin
Oliver Hadeler
David Halsall
Tawfique Hasan
Yan Yan Shery Huang
Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig
David Jayne
Alexandre Kabla
Clemens Kaminski
Tuomas Knowles
Iosif Mendichovszky
Su Metcalfe
Bill Milne
Tim Minshall
Eileen Nugent
Myriam Ouberaï
Stefano Pagliara
Karina Prasad
David Savage
Maik Scherer
Nicole Scherer
Mark Schiebler
Christine Schmidt
Ashwin Seshia
Sonali Setua
Jeremy Skepper
Jayden Smith
Ullrich Steiner
Khaow Tonsomboon
James Tysome
Alexandra Vaideanu
Jeroen Verheyen
Colin Watts
Mark Welland
Geoff Woods


9:00-9:20      Registration & tea/coffee
9:20-9:25      Welcome (Eileen Nugent and Christine Schmidt)
9:25-9:40      Opening remarks (Mark Welland)
Session 1:
09:40-10:00  Perspectives on nanotechnology applied to glioblastoma Colin Watts & Mark Welland
10:00-10:10  Geoff Woods (Clinical Genetics)
10:10-10:20  Myriam Ouberaï (Bio-Nano Interfaces)
10:20-10:30  Jayden Smith (Neurodegeneration)
10:30-10:40  Maik Scherer (Nanostructuring of Functional Materials)
10:40-11:05  Panel discussion
11:05-11:30  Tea/coffee break
Session 2:
11:30-11:40  David Jayne (Vasculitis and Lupus)
11:40-11:50  Ullrich Steiner (Thin films and Interfaces)
11:50-12:00  David Savage (Endocrinology)
12:00-12:10  Tuomas Knowles (Protein Self-assembly)
12:10-12:20  David Halsall (Clinical Biochemistry)
12:20-12:30  Khaow Tonsomboon (Biomimicry and Nanoindentation)
12:30-12:55  Panel discussion
12:55-13:00  Final remarks (Alasdair Coles)

Organised by:

Eileen Nugent and Christine Schmidt (NanoForum Fellows)