New Research Horizons in Nanomedicine

Date: 4th December 2014, 1:00-5:30pm
Venue: Hughes Hall, Pavilion Room

We invite you to participate in this winter’s NanoForum workshop ‘New Research Horizons in Nanomedicine’ to be held on 4th December at Hughes Hall.
This workshop aims to boost networking and collaboration between different Cambridge-based scientists working in nanomedicine related topics. The workshop will showcase the current research carried out in the field including diagnosis tools, drug delivery and regenerative medicine systems as well as new methods for bionanomaterials characterisation. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion session on challenges in nanomedicine field with the objective to develop new strategies and exchange novel ideas to tackle these challenges.
The workshop will be highly multidisciplinary bringing together researchers from engineering, physical, biological and clinical sciences


1:00 pm– 1:10 pm.  Arrival and Registration (coffee/tea/biscuits will be available)
1:10 pm– 1:20 pm.  Welcome and Introduction
1:20 pm ­- 2:45 pm.  Nanomedicine Research in Cambridge 
Prof. Nigel Slater, “Biopolymer-mediated intracellular transport for  drug delivery and human cell cryopreservation”
Dr. Oren Scherman “Dynamic Supramolecular Polymers in Drug Delivery: From Hydrogels to Microcapsules”
Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez, “Adsorption Processes in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Healthcare
Dr. Su Metcalfe “Research Horizons in Nanomedicine: Multiple Sclerosis”
Dr. Yan Yan Shery Huang “Biointerface and Organ-on-Chips”
Dr. Sarah Bohndiek  “Imaging in nanomedicine”
2:45 pm ­- 3:15 pm. Break with coffee and cake
3:15pm – 4:00 pm. Panel Discussion.
Led by Dr. Stefano Pluchino
4:00 pm-4:15 pm. Nanomedicine Research within the Nanoforum Network 
Prof. Jeremy Baumberg
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm. Networking event
5:15 pm-  5:30 pm. Closing remarks


Megha Agrawal, The Nanoscience Centre
Richard Baird,  Department of Oncology
Jeremy Baumberg, Department of Physics
Sarah Bohndiek, Department of Physics and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Philip Buttery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Kevin Chalut, Department of Physics
David Fairen-Jimenez, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Javier Garcia Nafria, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Kerstin Goepfrich, Department of Physics
Ahu Gumrah-Parry, Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics
Silvia Hernandez-Ainsa, Department of Physics
Yan Yan Shery Huang, Department of Engineering
Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig, Department of Physics
Karishma  Jain, Department of Physics
James Joseph, Department of Physics and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Rebecca Kershaw, The Nanoscience Centre
Ulrich Keyser, Department of Physics
Ji Liu, Department of Chemistry
Su Metcalfe, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Andre Neves, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Eileen Nugent, Department of Physics
Katherine Orchard, Department of Chemistry
Claudia Orellana, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Myriam Ouberai, The Nanoscience Centre
Stefano Pluchino, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Stefanie Reichelt, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
Oren Scherman, Department of Chemistry
Nigel Slater, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Jayden Smith, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Silvia Sonzini, Department of Chemistry
Michelle Teplensky, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Alexandra Vaideanu, The Nanoscience Centre
Silvia Vignolini, Department of Chemistry
Jana Voigt, School of Clinical Medicine
Mark Welland, Department of Engineering
Jenny Zhang, Department of Chemistry

Portfolio of Participants

Enquiries should be directed to:
Dr Ahu Gumrah Dumanli Parry [agd33] and Dr Silvia Hernandez Ainsa [smh80] (NanoForum Fellows)