International conference on cutting-edge nanotechnologies for health and wellbeing in Bangkok

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CIC biomaGUNE is co-organising a conference on nanoscience with the University of Chulalongkorn in Thailand and the CDTI from 9 to 12 July.

The aim is to present the latest advances in nanotechnologies and biomaterials for the treatment of cancer, ageing, neurodegenerative diseases, etc., as well as to build bridges between academia and industry between Spain and Thailand.

CIC biomaGUNE is co-organiser of the international conference Cutting-Edge Nanotechnologies for Good Health and Well-Being, to be held in Bangkok (Thailand) from 9 to 12 July 2024. This event, organised in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), the Spanish Embassy in Bangkok and the Centre for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI) of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, aims to present the latest research results on nanotechnologies and biomaterials for the treatment of cancer, ageing and other health problems.

The conference will also serve as the final meeting of the OXIGENATED consortium, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project that aims to improve the efficacy of photodynamic cancer therapy, which uses photosensitising molecules and light to induce reactive oxygen species. The consortium of teams from around the world hopes to improve therapeutic efficacy by developing protein oxygen carriers that can act on tumours (more information here). OXIGENATED is coordinated by Sergio Moya, principal investigator at CIC biomaGUNE’s Soft Matter Nanotechnology Laboratory, which focuses on the development of polymer-based biomaterials and nanosystems for medical applications.

The conference will bring together more than a hundred research professionals and students from all over the world. “This conference will review the state of the art and the latest research results in nanotechnologies and biomaterials not only for the treatment of cancer, but also for the fight against ageing and the general wellbeing of the population,” says Sergio Moya, chairman of the international organising committee. The conference features internationally renowned guest speakers, including CIC biomaGUNE scientific director and Ikerbasque professor Aitziber L. Cortajarena, who will present their results in eight unique thematic sessions.

The participation of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) in the conference will build bridges between academia and industry through a symposium that will establish industrial links between research centres, institutes, organisations and companies from both Thailand and Spain, and explore various opportunities for innovative and technological collaboration. The event will include visits to Thai companies and institutes working in nanomedicine.


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