Workshop – Interaction between nanomaterials and the immune system: medical exploitations and safety issues

Workshop - Interaction between nanomaterials and the immune system: medical exploitations and safety issues

Organizers

-Francesca Granucci, University of Milano-Bicocca
-Frontiers in Immunology
-SIICA (Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical immunology and Allergology)

FLYER

Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences
University of Milano-Bicocca
9-10 July 2018

Scientific program

Monday July 9, 2018

  - 13:00-14:00 Registration

  - 14:00-14:05 Welcome address
Francesca Granucci: University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Introduction

  - 14:05-14:30 Brief introduction to nanomedicine.
Miriam Colombo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Interaction of nanoparticles with the Immune system.
Chairs: Ivan Zanoni, Francesca Granucci

  - 14:30-15:00 The Janus face of the interaction of engineered nanomaterials with macrophages.
Diana Boraschi, CNR Naples, Italy

  - 15:00-15:30 Graphene-based materials: interactions with cells of the innate immune system.
Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden

  - 15:30-16:00 How condensation and organization of molecules at the nanoparticle surface adjust immune responses.
Victor Puntes, Catalan Institue of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain

  - 16:00-16:30 Nanomaterials and type 2 immune responses.
Albert Duschl, Salzburg University, Salzburg Austria

  - 16:30-17:30 Coffee break

  - 17:30-17:45 Short talk from a selected abstract

  - 17:45-18:00 Short talk from a selected abstract

Tuesday July 10, 2018

Nanomedical applications
Chairs: Davide Prosperi, Diana Boraschi

  - 09:00-09:30 Manipulating leukocytes function with RNAi.
Dan Peer, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel

  - 09:30-10:00 Virus-like particle based vaccines against chronic diseases.
Martin Bachmann, Oxford University, Oxford UK

  - 10:00-11:30 Coffee break and poster viewing

  - 11,:30-12:00 Nanocarriers for the delivery of antigens and monoclonal antibodies.
Maria José Alonso, CIMUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  - 12:00-12:30 Pig: an unreliable animal model for assessing infusion reactions to nanomedicines.
S. Moein Moghimi, Durham University, Durham UK

  - 12:30-12:45 Short talk from a selected abstract.

  - 12:45-13:00 Short talk from a selected abstract.

  - 13:00-13:15 Concluding remarks.
Diana Boraschi, CNR Naples, Italy

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