Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XV

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 09:20

Dear COSTers,

please find below the information on the folllowing upcoming Conference advertised by our member Antonios Kanaras:

Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications X

More info can be found at the Conference website:

The abstract deadline has been extended till August 20.

Conference Detail for Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XV - SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics

Ongoing rapid progress in the synthesis of a variety of biofunctionalized colloidal nanoparticles with fascinating electronic, magnetic, and optical properties not associated with bulk materials symbolizes a fundamental breakthrough in physics and chemistry of condensed matter, which significantly extends our knowledge about the nature of materials and our abilities to manipulate their properties.

1st CA17140 Conference: Abstract submission deadline postponed to July 26

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Mon, 22/07/2019 - 08:49

Dear COSTers,

although so far we have rceived more than 50 abstracts for our 1st CA17140 Conference in Riga, we decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission to July 26, 2019.

Aftr that date, the Scient6ific Committe will start the abstract selection process for the assignemnt of the fully supported oral communications.

More details about the event and the abstract template can be found here.

Please do send your abstract and contribute to the success of our Action!

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Individual Fellowship awarded to Dr. Evgeny K. Apartsin

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Sun, 14/07/2019 - 09:25

Dear COSTers,

it is a pleasure to announce that our CA17140 member fro m Russia, Dr. Evgeny K. Apartsin, has been awarded the MSC Individual fellowship with the project "Design of multifunctional phosphorous dendritic systems for drug delivery" — EUREKA (grant No. 844217).

Dr. Apartsin will carry out the scientific activity of his MSC project in France, at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination of the CNRS in Toulouse, France, in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Pierre Majoral and Prof. Anne-Marie Caminade.

The abstrct of Dr. Apartsin's project is reported below.

The whole CA17140 community congratulates Dr. Apartsin on his great achievement!

Dr. Apartsin's MSC Project abstract:

The aim of the project is to provide the interdisciplinary training to young talented researcher Dr. Evgeny Apartsin, specialist in biomaterials science and nucleic acid therapy, to become highly qualified world class researcher. The Applicant proposes an interdisciplinary approach for the design of multifunctional phosphorous dendritic systems for the delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids in vitro and in vivo. During the project implementation, novel stimuli-sensitive supramolecular constructions based on phosphorous dendrimers and dendrons will be created to be used as carriers for chemodrugs and nucleic acids. The synthetic part of work will be done in the Host organization, which is world leading institution in the dendrimer science and applications. The physics-chemical and biological parts will be done in collaboration with the Partner organization together with recognized specialists in biophysics, molecular and cell biology. At the last stage of the project, the synthesis of best candidate therapeutic constructions will be transferred to the industry. The Applicant will receive numerous scientific trainings from the experts in macromolecules and medicinal chemistry, molecular biology and industrial technology as well as additional trainings on project management and funding, public dissemination of results, presenting and teaching. The trainings and the implementation of this project (knowledge, skills, papers, patents, etc.) will help the Applicant to be efficiently integrated into the European and international science at highest level.


Nanomaterials (MDPI): Special Issue on Safety and Biocompatibility of Metallic Nanoparticles

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Tue, 09/07/2019 - 10:59

Dear COSTers,

our WG2 leader, Dr. Ivana Vinkovic Vrcek, will be the the Guest Editor of the Nanomaterials (MDP) Special Issue on Safety and Biocompatibility of Metallic Nanoparticles.

This Special Issue aims to cover all aspects of safe production, safe use and safe disposal of mNPs promoting implementation of the SbD concept. Contributions are welcome on:

  • methodologies for design and production of less hazardous mNPs using combination of non-testing predictions together with high-throughput screening tools,
  • characterisation of mNPs providing the key characteristics that influence the release, exposure, behaviour, effects and subsequent environmental and/or human risks of different forms, types and sizes of mNPs;
  • transformation pattern and fate of mNPs in different biological or environmental compartments encompassing the conditions, extent and rate of change of mNPs structure and stability throughout the different stages of their life cycle;
  • dose metrics that define a particular response of mNPs in certain biological or environmental system;
  • evaluation of exposure risk for workers, consumers and environment by identifying actions for risk mitigation such as life cycle assessment and risk vs. benefit ratio profiling for mNPs.

For more info and paper submission please contact Dr. Vinkovic Vrcek ( or visit the Nanomaterials Special Issue website at the journal website.

The special issue flyer can be downloaded from this page.

Dr. Vircek invites all COSTers to contribute to this special issue of Nanomaterials, which is now open for submission (final deadline July 7, 2020).

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16th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery

Submitted by Prof Sabrina Pricl on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 12:53
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Dear COSTers,

The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to attend the

16th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery

to be held at the Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, from April 8-10, 2020.

More info (location, abstract submission deadline, website and program) can be found here.

The conference leaflet is available on this page.


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