Interaction Between The Immune System And Nanomaterials: Safety And Medical Exploitation, 4-9 October 2015, Pultusk, PolandInteraction Between The Immune System And Nanomaterials: Safety And Medical Exploitation, 4-9 October 2015, Pultusk, Poland

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Session III: Immuno-targeting and intelligent design: exploiting nano-objects for regulating immunity

09:00 - 10.20

Session chair: Albert Duschl, Universitat Salzburg, Austria

09.00 - 09.20 Diana Boraschi, National Research Council, Italy
Concepts for nano-delivery of therapeutic immunomodulatory agents

09.20 - 10.00 Donald A. Tomalia, NanoSyntons, USA
Dendrimers as novel carriers and immunogens in nanomedicine

10.00 - 10.20 (Short talk) Steffi S. Thomas, University College Dublin, Ireland
Labelling the structural integrity of nanoparticles for advanced tracking and degradation in bionanotechnology



10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break & Group Photo

Session III (continued)

11.20 - 12.45

10.50 - 11.10 (Short talk) Mohammed Sadiq Imam, US FDA, USA
Bio-distribution of silver nanoparticles in different organs of rats after oral gavage using electron microscopy techniques

11.10 - 11.30 (Short talk) Alireza Haghparast, Mashad University, Iran
Design, synthesis, characterization and in vivo immunological properties of a novel nano-adjuvant based vaccine delivery system based on SWCNT loaded with PEI and TLRs conjugated with PLGA

11.30 - 11.50 (Short talk) Judith Guasch, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Effect of cell adhesion and surface stiffness on T cell activation using nanostructures

11.50-12.30 Moein Moghimi, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Exploiting microbial strategies for improving nanomedicine escape from immunity and for macrophage targeting

13.00 Lunch

Session III (continued)

15.00 - 16.05

15.00-15.40 Socorro Espuelas, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Nanoparticles as activators of the immune system to combat pathogens

15.40-16.00 (Short talk) Admire Dube, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
A dual macrophage activating and drug delivery nanoparticle platform: potential technology for eradicating intracellular pathogens

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

Session III (continued)

16.30 - 17.10

16.30-16.50 (Short talk) Massimiliano Bianchi, University of Parma, Italy
Engineered nanomaterials enhance macrophage activation by LPS through size-dependent targeting of different cell compartments

16.50-17.10  (Short talk) Daniela P. Vasconcelos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Modulation of the inflammatory response to chitosan through M2 macrophage polarization using pro-resolution mediators

19.00 Dinner

20.30 - 22.00 Poster session

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