Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Archived
2 March 2018 at 9.15 am

Smart tools for caring: nanotechnology meets medical challenges

Auditorium “Museo Piaggio”, Pontedera (Pisa)

The exploitation of nanotechnology in the development of biomedical devices allowed the control of interactions among materials and biological entities at previously unreachable levels, down to the single molecule.

In this context, nanomaterials, nanostructures, and nanostructured surfaces allowed “mimicking” the biological microenvironments, and thus to foster specifi­c cellular functionalities and to ­fix peculiar pathological mechanisms


8.15 Registration
9.15 Gianni Ciofani (Politecnico di Torino & Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Welcome and Introduction

Session I
Chair: Giada Genchi
9.30 Abhay Pandit (National University of Ireland, Ireland)
Being a good guest: Understanding the host implant paradigm
10.00 Elisa Mele (Loughborough University, UK)
Porous structures for biomedical applications: Electrospinning, phase separation, and 3D printing
10.30 Chiara Tonda-Turo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Advanced therapies to treat spinal cord injuries

11.00 Coffee Break

Session II
Chair: Chiara Tonda-Turo
11.30 Antonella Bandiera (Università di Trieste, Italy)
HELP biopolymers: A smart platform for design and production of innovative biomedical devices
12.00 Melis Emanet (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
Evaluation of boron nitride nanomaterials as nanocarriers for anti-cancer drugs
12.15 Andrea Ancona (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Generation of reactive oxygen species from nanoparticle by external activation
12.30 Özlem ┼×en (Yeditepe University, Turkey)
Boron nitride nanotubes-doped gelatin/glucose scaffolds: Potential applications in tissue engineering

12.45 Lunch

Session III
Chair: Valentina Cauda
14.30 Satoshi Arai (Waseda University, Japan)
An organic dye-based nanoheating system toward medical applications
15.00 Ilker Bayer (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Active scaffolds for controlled drug delivery
15.30 Madoka Suzuki (Osaka University, Japan)
Optical temperature control and sensing in tiny space for controlling and sensing cellular activities
16.00 Coffee Break

Session IV
Chair: Gianni Ciofani
16.30 Valentina Cauda (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Theranostic use of nanomaterials against cancer: Shielding effect of phospholipidic bilayers on nanocrystals
17.00 Michele Balsamo (Kayser Italia, Italy)
Bioreactors for nanoparticle-based experimentations in Space, on Earth and beyond
17.30 Giada Genchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
NANOROS: Smart nanomaterials from Earth to Space
18.00 Gianni Ciofani (Politecnico di Torino & Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
Concluding remarks