Nanotechnologies in Health: Current Challenges and Future Prospects


Scientific Leader: 

Nerea Roher  and Antonio Villaverde, Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB), Barcelona, Spain; and Victor Puntes, Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) Barcelona

Nanotechnology is the study and control of phenomena and materials at atomic, molecular and macromolecular scale where physico-chemical properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. Nanotechnology is not a separate scientific field, but rather a new platform for a range of existing disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology, biotechnology, medicine, neurology, information technology and engineering, resulting in new multidisciplinary scientific approaches. 
The application of nanotechnology in health - Nanomedicine- is one of the scientific areas with greatest potential both at social and economic levels. Nanomedicine is one of the strong points of research in Catalonia, a pioneer region in this field, with a number of internationally well recognized researchers. The Conference has been launched to bring together leading investigators in the fields of Nanomedicine to foster creative debate. We will discuss fundamental aspects of drug delivery, diagnostics, novel applications and risks related to nanotechnologies. 

The conference is co-organized by B·Debate together with the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and the Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, and will focus on discussing in depth the current challenges, opportunities and perspectives of Nanomedicine for the next decade. 

CVs of the speakers and chairs
Program of the meeting
Dossier of contents of the debates

Date: October, 9 - 11, 2013
Venue: CosmoCaixa. C/ Isaac Newton, 26. Barcelona, Spain
with the support from: