Nanotechnology and the Health of the EU Citizen in 2020

The conference built on the success of EuroNanoForum2003, and promoted developments in nanotechnology that are leading to innovative solutions for health and healthcare in Europe as part of an integrated and responsible approach. The format was a combination of workshops-on-demand, public debate, forums, and conference showing the state-of-the-art.

EuroNanoForum2005 attracted over 1100 participants, with 92 experts from 30 countries speaking over the 5 days!

CRITICAL ISSUES

EuroNanoForum2005 explored several critical issues, such as the ongoing competitiveness of the European healthcare industries; meeting the demands of an ageing population, the early diagnosis and potential cures, for example, of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory diseases. It demonstrated the potential of nanotechnologies to address these issues, support the creation of high quality jobs, and underpin important EU objectives such as the Lisbon Agenda.

WORKSHOPS ON DEMAND

Workshops-on-Demand (WoD), were held all day on the Monday during the congés scolaires with topics proposed by relevant organizations and groups. Several of these groups were EC project based (e.g. WoD 4), others looking at specific topics and organized by relevant organizations (e.g. WoD 7), some by the UK MNT Network (e.g. WoD 1, 3, & 6), and one by a group of commercial lawyers and patent agents brought together by the IoN to jointly present a collaborative workshop (WoD 2).

PUBLIC DEBATE

Describing the potential benefits of NanoMedicine. This evening event was chaired by Susan Watts, Science Editor BBC Newsnight. There was a panel of four experts from across disciplines who briefly presented the potential in their field followed by questions from the floor. The questions followed two main themes: the way nanomedicine / technology is portrayed in the press and scientific questions on particular technologies. In addition to the public, delegates from the conference attended.

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

Some ninety two speakers from over thirty countries made presentations in a combination of plenary and parallel sessions. The focus was science that would benefit the citizen of 2020. It was specifically not a scientist-to-scientist conference. It mixed industry with leading academics and, most importantly, was multi-disciplinary. Each session had a relevant Chair and Co-Chair, the latter usually from a relevant unit of the EU. The sessions had between five to seven speakers and included:

EXHIBITION

Thirty eight companies and organizations exhibited at the event. Around half of these were UK SMEs looking to showcase their technology. The exhibition was open from Tuesday until Friday. The post-event internal IoN review noted that one success was the combined exhibition, poster displays, and catering. This ensured a large footfall for exhibitors.

POSTER SESSION

Ninety three posters were exhibited. A number of these were from sponsored students whose attendance had been fully funded. The poster session was in the same area as the exhibition.

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

All Scottish schools were invited to send a delegation of 15-16 year old pupils interested in a career in science, together with their teachers. The event was over an afternoon starting with an actor describing life in 2020, talks by invited speakers, and a special tour of the exhibition.

PRESS PROGRAMME

Separate presentations from key speakers were made to the sixty science journalists attending. This has led to numerous positive articles on both the technology presented, and the event itself.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Providing an opportunity for networking in the evenings. This included a lively poster session and conference party, Civic Reception, Ceilidh, and Gala Dinner.

OUTCOMES

The proceedings are in preparation and will be distributed in late 2005 as a DVD. These will comprise Co-chairs reports on the sessions, papers or extended abstracts of the presentations, and many of the presentations.

OUTLINE

Building on the success of EuroNanoForum2003, the Institute of Nanotechnology organized a five day international conference and forum, from Monday 5th September until Friday 9th September 2005 focusing on ‘Nanotechnology and the Health of the EU Citizen in 2020’ in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This major European conferencel focused on the healthcare applications of nanotechnology - an acknowledged area of strength in Europe. The event also brought together an international audience of speakers and delegates to discuss how nanotechnology and biotechnology, material sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, electronics and information technology can address the healthcare issues of the future.

A total of 87 speakers from 25 countries presented over 5 days, making EuroNanoForum2005 the focal event for the European nanotechnology community in 2005.

Topics Included

The conference also highlighted progress on major EU projects on nanotechnology and the lifesciences, and acted as a forum for debating ethical and toxicology issues, the effects of nanotechnology on world diseases, and its impact on reducing animal testing.

List of Workshops for Monday

Thematic Workshops on Demand

1
EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION (ESF) AND NANOMEDICINE FORWARD LOOK
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

2
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES AFFECTING NANOSCIENCE
Hindle Lowther, Edinburgh,
Mewburn Ellis LLP, London,
WJM LLP, Glasgow. More..

3
THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING REPORT: 'NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND UNCERTAINTIES'
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

4
NANOLOGUE STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE
Hugh Knowles, NanoLogue Project, Germany. More...

5
INTELLIGENT eHEALTH SYSTEMS FOR PERSONALISED MEDICAL CARE
Harld Reiter, MyHeart Project,
and
Loukioanos Gatzoulis, ICT for Health, ICT for Citizens and Businesses, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission. More...

6
EXPLOITATION OF NANOMEDICINE - APPLICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

7
THE COMMERCIALIZATION ISSUES FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
David Tolfree, MANCEF, UK. More...

8
SOUTH AFRICA-EUROPE PARTNERSHIP IN NANOTECHNOLOGY, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION (ESASTAP PROJECT)
Ms P Maruping, ESASTAP, South Africa. More...

Public Debate Session
18:00
PUBLIC DEBATE ENTITLED - 'NANOTECHNOLOGY: A PROMISING REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE'
Chair: Susan Watts, Science Editor, Newsnight BBC

The panel will consist of:
Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, General Infirmary of Leeds, UK
Professor Rolf Eckmiller, Head, Division of Neural Computation, Department of Computer Science, University of Bonn, Germany
Dr Andrew Campitelli, Programme Director, Bio-Micro Nano Technology, MiniFAB Pty Limited, Australia
Dr Alesandra Pavesio, Fidia Advanced Biopolymers, Italy

Followed by refreshments.

SPEAKERS

As the focal event for the European nanotechnology community in 2005, EuroNanoForum2005 aimed to meet the following criteria:
State-of-the-art technology,
Internationally relevant, and including leading authorities from non-European countries (e.g. USA, Japan, China, India, Korea, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan),
Reflect different gender and ethnic backgrounds,
Provide a balanced and comprehensive overview of European nanobiomedical R&D,
Address new applications from the convergence of nanotechnologies with other disciplines in medicine, health, and lifestyle,
A high level of industrial involvement,
Promote the work of young researchers.

87 Speakers from 25 Countries

Prof. Ueli Aebi, M.e. Müller Institute, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Rob Aitken, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Luigi Amodio, Citta della Scienza, Italy

Prof. Venatesh Rao Aiyagari, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Prof. Tipu Aziz, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. John Beattie, Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, UK

Dr. Shimshon Belkin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. D. M. Berube, USC NanoCenter, University of South Carolina, USA

Dr. Anja Boisen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dr. Patrick Boisseau, Nano2Life-CEA-Leti, France

Prof. Dr. Paul J. F. Borm, Centre of Expert's assessment in Life Sciences (CEL), Netherlands

Dr. Andreas Briel, Schering AG, Germany

Prof. Robert Brown, UCL Tissue Repair and Engineering Centre, UK

Dr. Donald Bruce, Church of Scotland's Society Religion and Technology Project, UK

Prof. Dr. Tilman Butz, Department of Physics and Geosciences, University of Leipzig, Germany

Dr. Andrew Campitelli, MiniFAB Pty Ltd, Australia

Prof. Leigh Canham, pSiMedica, UK

Dr. Richard Caro, TangibleFuture, USA

Dr. Adriano Cavalcanti, CAN Center for Automation in Nanobiotech, Brazil

Dr. Thierry Coche, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals R&D, Belgium

Prof. Patricia Connolly, Department of Bioengineering, University of Strathclyde, UK

Prof. Jonathon M. Cooper, Bioelectronics Research Centre, University of Glasgow, UK

Prof. Ken Donaldson, Centre for Inflammation Research (CIR), University of Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Ruth Duncan, Centre for Polymer Therapeutics, University of Cardiff, UK

Prof. Mike Eaton, Medicinal Chemistry Celltech Therapeutics, UK

Prof. Rolf Eckmiller, Neural Computation Dept, University of Bonn, Germany

Dr. Kees Ejkel, Frontiers, Netherlands

Prof. Leonard Fass, GE Healthcare, USA

Dr. Mauro Ferrari, The National Cancer Institute, USA

Prof. Harald Fuchs, Physics Institute, University of Munster, Germany

Dr. Guenter Fuhr, CellProm, Germany

Dr. Rogerio Gaspar, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr. Mauro Giacca, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy

Prof. Electra Gizeli, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece

Dr. Rolf Guenter, Evotec Technologies, Germany

Prof. Stefan Hell, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

Dr. Jons Hilborn, European Tissue Engineering Society, Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr. Werner Hoheisel, Bayer Technology Services, CC Biophysics, Germany

Prof. S. Homer-Vanniasinkam , Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary, UK

Dr. Andreas Jordan, Centre of Biomedical Nanotechnology (CBN) Magforce, Germany

Prof. Richard Jones, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK

Dr. Jan Kehr, Division of Pharmacological Neurochemistry, Karolinksa Institute, Sweden

Prof. Costas Kiparissides, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Dieter Klemm, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Prof. Jeremy Lakey, Orla Protein Technologies, UK

Prof. Andreas Lendlein, Institut fuer Chemie, GKSS Forschungszentrum, Germany

Dr. Laurent Levy, Nanobiotix, France

Prof. Chris Lowe, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK

Stéphane Lucas, University of Numar, Belgium

Luis R. Mejia, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University, USA

Prof. Helmuth Mohwald, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Dr. Barry D. Moore, XstalBio, UK

Prof. Emilio Mordini, Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC), Italy

Dr. Molefe Motuku, Physical Metallurgy, Mintek, South Africa

Prof. Gunter Oberdosrtster, Environmental Medicine Department, University of Rochester, USA

Dr. Alessandra Pavesio, Fidia Advanced Biopolymers, Italy

Prof. Manfred Radmacher, Institute of Biophysics, University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Jochen Ringe, Charite, University Medicine, Germany

Dr. John Julian Rwendeire, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Uganda

Dr. Fabio Salamanca-Buentello, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Canada

Dr. Jurgen Schnekenburger, University of Muenster, Germany

Dr. Ahmet Senoglu, Nanoxis, Sweden

Dr. Frank Sinner, Institute of Medical Technologies and Health Management, Austria

Vicki Stone, Napier University, UK

Dr. Hulda Shaidi Swai, Council of Scientific Industrial Research, South Africa

Prof. Joyce Tait, Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr, Nassem Theilgaard, Intelliscaf Project, Danish Teknological Institute, Denmark

Enrico Tognana, Meniscus, Italy

Dr. Renzo Tomellini, Research Directorate-General, European Commission

Dr. Ramon Torrecillas, Chemistry of Materials Department, INCAR-CSIC, Spain

Prof. Matt Trau, Nanomics BioSystems, Australia

Dr. Volker Tuerk, Nanologue Project, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

Prof. Minoru Ueda, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nagoya University, Japan

Dr. Peter Venturini, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Dr. J. Malcolm Wilkinson, Technology for Industry, UK

Prof. Itamar Willner, Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Jackie Y Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Prof. Jianhong Zhu, National Key Laboratory for Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University , China

POSTERS

The poster sessions at the conference were performed by the 90 most promising scientists, researchers (PhD students/ first post doctoral position) and students in Europe. These sessions offered attendees a fascinating glimpse of what the future might hold for nanomedicine.

Listed below are the titles of all the Posters that took place during the conference.

Titles of Posters and Names of Scientists/Researchers

The 40 Sponsored Posters

  1. Characterization by Scanning Probes and Fluorescence of D1 Neuroreceptor Reconstituted into a Biomimetic Membrane
Laura Blasi
National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Universita' degli Studi di Lecce, Italy

  1. Responses of Human Lung Cells after Exposure to Nanoparticles in Fly Ash at the Air-Liquid Layer
Silvia Diabaté
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH. Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

  1. The Application of Atomic Force Microscopy to the Development of Microbial Fuel Cells
Alvin Tan
Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre, School of Engineering, University of Wales Swansea, UK

  1. Multimeric Protein Structures as Novel Nanoscaffolds
Anu Jääskeläinen
Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Finland

  1. Incorporation of Ordered Mesoporous Silica inside a Bioactive Porous Scaffold for Controlled Drug Release
Barbara Onida
Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

  1. Intelligent Nanocomposite for Bone Tissue Repair and Regeneration
Beatriz Olalde Graells
Unidad de Salud- Biomaterials, INASMET- TECNALIA, Guipuzcoa, Spain

  1. Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Monitoring of Protein-Peptide Interaction on Micoarrays
Boutheina Cherif
CH/INSERM U 548/CEA-Grenoble, France

  1. Self-Exploding Microcapsules
Bruno De Geest
Department of Pharmaceutics, Ghent University, Belgium

  1. Nanotechnology: Unique Clinical & Legal Challenges
Cheryl Power
University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Canada

  1. Techniques for Imaging Cell Interactions with Micro/Nanostructured Polymer Surfaces
Chris Mills
Nanobioengineering Laboratory (CREBEC), Barcelona Science Park, Spain

  1. Nanorisk: The Safety and Risks of Carbon Nanotubes - an Integrated Foresight Study
Åsgeir Helland
Technology and Society Lab, Innovation and Technology Analysis, EMPA, Switzerland

  1. Live cell Spectral Imaging using Gold Nanoshells and Surface enhanced Raman Microscopy
Colin Campbell
The Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics (GTI), The University of Edinburgh, UK

  1. Novel Bionanocomposites of Poly (lactic acid)-g-Chitosan and Montmorillonite for Biomedical Applications
Dilip Depan
National Chemical Laboratory, India

  1. Potential of magnetic Nanostructured Inorganic Materials for Controlled Drug-Delivery Applications
Dr Manuel Arruebo
Department of Chemical and Environmental Technologies, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  1. Evaluation of Novel Polymers as a Potential Drug Delivery System - In Vitro and in Vivo Studies
Dr Paraskevi Kallinteri
School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham,U K

  1. The Transmission Plasmon Biosensor: Biosensing based on Light Absorption of Immobilized Metal Nanostructures
Dr. Filip Frederix
IMEC , Belgium

  1. Social Issues of Neuronal Transplants - A Methodological Approach
Dr. Ulrich Fiedeler
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Germany

  1. Production, Immobilization and Electrical Characterization of Olfactory Receptors for Olfactory Nanobiosensor Development
Edith Pajot
INRA , France

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Polymeric Nanoparticles for the use of Molecular Recognition
Erhan Piskin
Hacettepe University, Turkey

  1. Continuous Nanofibre Yarns for Tisssue Engineering Medical Textiles
Eugene Smit
UNESCO Associated Centre for Macromolecules and Materials Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  1. Nanodesign of Arabinogalactan-based Multi-purposed Hybrid Biocomposites for Prophylaxis, Diagnostics and Therapy.
G.P. Aleksandrova
Institute of Chemistry, Russia

  1. Facing Nanotechnolgy's Health Applications and its Context of Implication
Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Greece

  1. Development of Near-Field Spectroscopic Methods for Nanoscale Studies of Eukaryotic Cells
Ioan Notingher
University of Edinburgh, UK

  1. Composite Polymeric surfaces for Controlled cell Attachment and Growth and/or Controlled release of Active substances directly to Cells
Iseult Lynch
Lund University, Sweden.

  1. Development of Carbon Nanotubes as Delivery Systems for Therapeutics
Lara Lacerda
University of London, UK

  1. Cell Cultures over Nanoneedle fields
  2. Denoual
Biomis-Satie ENS-Cachan antenne de Bretagne Bruz, France

  1. Nanocomposite Fibres for Medical Filtration
Majda Sfiligoj Smole
University of Maribor, Slovenia

  1. Electrospun PCL-Starch (70:30) Blend Nano Fiber Based Constructs for Tissue Management
Mari Keijola
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

  1. Peptidic Nanoparticles for Tumour Targeting: Preparation, Characterization and Applications
Markus Meier
University of Connecticut, USA

  1. Synthesis and Properties of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Potential Applications in Malignant Tumors Diagnostic
Mrs. Jenica Neamtu
National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering “ICPE-CA”, Romania

  1. Nanoparticle Risk Assessment on the basis of Laser-generated Samples
Niko Bärsch
Nanotechnology Department, Germany

  1. Dendrimer Assisted Surface Patterning of Biomolecules for Integrated Biosensors Using Resist-free E-beam Lithography
Parijat Bhatnagar
Cornell University, USA

  1. Diffusion of Proteins in Nanochannels: A many-scale simulation approach
Marco Ferrone
University of Trieste, Italy

  1. Versatile PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
Robert T. Tshikhudo
University of Liverpool, U K

  1. Functional Polymer Nanocontainers for Biological Applications
Sandrine Poux
University of Basel, Switzerland

  1. Nanocolloidal Carrier Systems of Gatifloxacin: Preparation, Optimization and Characterization
Sanjay K. Motwani
Jamia Hamdard, India

  1. Nanoparticles for Biology and Medicine
Teresa Pellegrino
University Munich, Germany

  1. Trimethyl Chitosan-peptide Conjugates Designed to Target the Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor: Nanovectors for Targeted Gene Delivery
Thomas Kean
Cardiff University, UK

  1. Increased ROS formation and Oxidative DNA damage with Ultrafine Carbon Black exposure in Experimental Systems
Tsun-Jen Cheng
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  1. Biocompatibility Study on the Interaction of Carbon Nanotubes with Human Blood Plasma Enzyme systems
Carolina Salvador-Morales
University of Oxford, UK

Titles of Other Posters - 54 in Total

  1. Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) from Polymer-Stabilised Drug Nanoparticles: The Effect of Polymer Molecular Weight
Daniel Goodwin
King's College, London, UK

  1. Non-Viral Gene Delivery for Cystic Fibrosis with LPD Complexes
AD Tagalakis
UCL London, UK

  1. Simulation and SPM Observation of Model Plasma Bilayer Phase Separation Behaviour at the Nanoscale
Alistair Elfick
School of Engineering and Electronics, Edinburgh,U K

  1. Nanoscaffolds Loaded with Human Serum Albumin
AM Piras
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  1. Atomic Force Microscopy for Medical Diagnostics
AI Archakov
Institute of Biomedical Chemistry RAMS, Russia

  1. Biomolecular Recognition using Microcantilevers - A study using new Optical Techniques
Arun Harish
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  1. Growth of Calcium Phosphate on Chitin and Chitosan
Ayla Çalımlı
Ankara University , Turkey

  1. Nanoencapsulation of Textile Materials
  2. Voncina
University of Maribor, Slovenia

  1. Monodisperse Microgel synthesis inside Microfluidic Devices
Bruno De Geest
Ghent University, Belgium

  1. Glucose responsive Polyelectrolyte Capsules
Bruno De Geest
Ghent University, Belgium

  1. In vitro release study of Ultrastable Y-Zeolite and Silicagel
Caroline A. Aerts
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  1. Functional Polymeric Nanoparticles for Energy Conversion
Caroline Fraysse
Physical-Chemistry Department, Basel, Switzerland

  1. Integration of Micro and Nanotechnology for Bio and Medical Applications: Silicon-Based Microelectrodes
Dr Jonathan Terry
Scottish Microelectronic Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK

  1. Local Drug Delivery Using Magnetic Implants
Dr. C Marquina
University of Zaragoza, Spain

  1. Ensuring Medical Nanotechnology Safety through Regulation and Research
Dr. D Rickerby
European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

  1. Amino acid-based Hydrogelators for Oral Delivery
Dr. Kjeld van Bommel
Biomade Technology Foundation, Netherlands

  1. Cytotoxicological aspects of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanopatricles
Dr. Peter Wick
EMPA Material Science and Technology, Switzerland

  1. Biodistribution of 67Gallium Nano-sized Liposomes
E Afergan
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

  1. Formulation and Characterization of a Bisphosphonate-loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles
Einat Cohen
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  1. Liposomal Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Restenosis
Hila Epstein
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  1. Porous Silicon Biomineralisation experiments for Nanoscaffold Applications
Irina Kleps
National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Romania

  1. Optical Biosensor method for Revelation of Hepatites Markers
D Ivanov Yu
Institute of Biomedical Chemistry RAMS, Russia

  1. Synthesis of Multi structure Layers on Textile Surfaces
J Zorjanović
Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord, Germany

  1. Formulation and Characterization of Sex Hormones as NanoCompounds via Bottom-up-Technologies
Jenny Kegel
Schering AG, Germany

  1. Unlocking the Locked-in; Design of an Implantable Microsensor to Wirelessly Transmit Brain Signals of Sufferers of Motor-Neurone Disease
Jon Spratley
University of Birmingham, U K

  1. Surface Modification of Self Assembled Fluorescein-Diphosphate Nanoparticles
Katrin C. Fischer
Schering AG, Germany

  1. Lanthanide (III) containing Nanoparticles as Potential MRI Contrast Agents
Malgorzata Noreka
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  1. Design of Nanosurfaces for Nanobiotechnology
Manuela Pennacchi
University of Perugia, Italy

  1. Fluorocarbon Nanoemulsion Induces an Anti-adherence Effect on Cells (min-6) and Promotes the Formation of Pseudoislets
Margarita Sanchez
Institut Charles Sadron (CNRS), France

  1. Solubilisation of Non steroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (nsaids) in different Nano-emulsions made by Low Energy Methods
G Morral
University of Barcelona, Spain

  1. Take a walk on the Nano side: Structural and Energetical Analysis of ATP-binding pocket mutations of the Cardiac Beta-Myosin heavy chain implicated in familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Prof. Sabrina Pricl
University of Trieste, Italy

  1. Fighting Cancer at the Nanoscale: Computational Structural Biology and the Bcr-Abl/Imatinib Paradigm
Prof. Sabrina Pricl
University of Trieste, Italy

  1. Nanostructured lipids/Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Preparation and Characterisation
Prof. J.M Devoisselle
ENSCM, FRANCE

  1. Elucidating and Optimising Biomedical processes at the Nanoscale using Scanning Probe Microscopy
Steven Conlan
University of Wales, Swansea, UK

  1. The Direct measurement of the Forces of Interaction of Microbial cells using Atomic Force Microscopy
Steven Conlan
University of Wales, Swansea, U K

  1. Nanotechnology: Providing tools in Cardiovascular Sciences for eliciting the role of Calcification process in Heart Valves
Rahul Shetty
University of Laval, Canada

  1. Expanding the Peptide toolbox for Nanobiotechnology: Protein-like Gold Nanoparticles
Raphaël Lévy
University of Liverpool, U K

  1. Stability and Ocular tolerance of Ibuprofen Colloidal Systems
Ricart D
University of Barcelona, Spain

  1. Identification of ENT Bacteria with Electronic Nose – Stochastic Resonance based Performance Enhancement
Ritaban Dutta
Warwick University, Coventry, UK

  1. Novel Micro- and Nanostructured Materials based on Chitosan and Chitosan Derivatives
Rosica Mincheva
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

  1. Superconducting Organic and CNT FETs as a Biochemical Transducer (SuFETTr) CB IGPh NASU
Rostyslav Skylar
Ukraine

  1. Dealing with Socio Economic aspects in Lab on a Chip Innovations
Rutger O. van Merkerk
Utrecht University, Netherlands

  1. In vivo Radioprotective Efficiency of Fullerenol c60(oh)24
Sanja Trajkovic
Military Medical Academy, Serbia & Montenegro

  1. Sub-µm spaced Nano-porous Electrode systems: Fabrication, Properties and Application to sensitive Electrochemical Detection
Ulrich Müller
Universität Tübingen, Germany

  1. Nanostructured Titanium Materials for Medicine
V.V Latysh
Innovative Scientific and Technological Centre “Iskra”, Russia

  1. Immobilization of Indometacin to Fine Magnetic Particles for Anti-Inflammatory Therapy
V Závišová
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

  1. Stability of Flurbiprofen loaded to Nano-emulsions and Nanoparticles of Polyesters.
E Vega
University of Barcelona, Spain

  1. Controlled Delivery of Antisense Oligonucleotides for Modulation of Platelet Derived growth factor Receptor Expression
Victoria Elazar
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  1. InterDigitated Electrodes for Impedimetric Immunosensing of Stroke Markers
Wim Laureyn
Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium

  1. New Biocompatible Nanomaterials for Controlled Silver Delivery
Prof. Petrus d’Amorim
Rede de Nanotecnologia Molecular e de Interfaces – RENAMI, Brazil

  1. Nanodosimeter n-Domoled: OLED for UV personal Dosimetry
Prof. Petrus d’Amorim
Rede de Nanotecnologia Molecular e de Interfaces – RENAMI, Brazil

  1. Application of Colloidal semiconductor Quantum dots as Fluorescent Biolabels for Diagnosis
Prof. Petrus d’Amorim
Rede de Nanotecnologia Molecular e de Interfaces – RENAMI, Brazil

  1. SNP and Mutation Identification with Gold Nanoparticle Probes
Gonçalo Doria
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  1. Isotachophoresis for Integrated Microfluidic Analysis of Nucleic Acids
Lin Chen
Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS),Germany

EXHIBITORS

The health applications of nanotechnology are an acknowledged area of strength across the EU, in areas as diverse as biotechnology, medical robotics, gene therapy,
e-health, implants and devices, tissue engineering, diagnostics, and imaging. Furthermore, nanotechnologies relating to health have vital social and economic implications, and also address a key area of concern – that of benefiting the health of the EU citizen in 2020.

EuroNanoForum2005 will focus on the many and varied technologies that can be brought to bear in this area, which not only may lead to major social and economic benefits for the EU citizen, but also to the citizens of the rest of the world.

Benefits

RATES

EuroNanoForum2005 received support from the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme and offered supported fees to academics, delegates from developing countries, and students.

Delegates

All delegate rates included entrance to the Workshops-on-Demand, Public Debate, Poster Session, Civic Reception, and lunches, tea and coffee. The Gala Dinner and Ceilidh Dance were not included. Delegate rates for developing countries and students also included entrance to the Ceilidh Dance.

Standard

£900+VAT
(€1329)
Academia

£325+VAT
(€480)

Developing Countries

£173+VAT
(€255)

Students

£128+VAT
(€188)

Day Rates

If attending the relevant day(s), all delegate day rates included entrance to the Workshops-on-Demand, Public Debate, Poster Session, and Civic Reception, and
also include lunches, tea and coffee. The Gala Dinner and Ceilidh Dance were not included.

Standard

£300+VAT
(€443)
Academia

£150+VAT
(€221)

Exhibitors
Exhibitor packages included 1 full delegate place, which allowed entrance to the Public Debate, Poster Session, Civic Reception, Ceilidh Dance, and Workshops-on-Demand, and also include lunches, tea and coffee. The Gala Dinner was not included. An additional (2nd) delegate pass with the same benefits could be purchased for only £500.

Exhibitor

£2500+VAT
(€3691)
Additional (2nd) Delegate Pass
£500+VAT
(€740)

Evening Events

The Ceilidh Dance was included within the above rates for exhibitors, delegates from developing countries and students.

Ceilidh Dance

£25+VAT
(€37)
Gala Dinner

£40+VAT
(€59)

WORKSHOPS

As an important part of the event, a total of eight workshops were offered to delegates of EuroNanoForum2005 to get together in informal or formal groups and discuss topics relevant to the conference. Listed below are the titles of each workshop, together with the names of the nano experts who organised them.

Workshop Titles & Details

  1. EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION (ESF) AND NANOMEDICINE FORWARD LOOK
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

Any enquiries about the meeting should be addressed to Stephen Dennison (email: steve.dennison[a]pera.com).

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES AFFECTING NANOSCIENCE
Hindle Lowther, Edinburgh,
Mewburn Ellis LLP, London,
WJM LLP, Glasgow. More...
For enquiries, please email: registrations[a]mewburn.com.

  1. THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING REPORT: 'NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND UNCERTAINTIES'
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

For enquiries, please email: rs.MNT[a]pera.com.

  1. NANOLOGUE STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE
Hugh Knowles, NanoLogue Project, Germany. More...

For enquiries, please contact Helen Saunders: h.saunders[a]forumforthefuture.org.uk or +44 (0)207 324 3621

  1. INTELLIGENT eHEALTH SYSTEMS FOR PERSONALISED MEDICAL CARE
Harald Reiter, MyHeart Project,
and
Loukioanos Gatzoulis, ICT for Health, ICT for Citizens and Businesses, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission. More...

For enquiries, please email: Loukianos.GATZOULIS[a]cec.eu.int

  1. EXPLOITATION OF NANOMEDICINE - APPLICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Julie Deacon, Micro and Nanotechnology Manufacturing Initiative (MNT), UK. More...

For enquiries, and to register for this workshop, please email: NanoMed.MNT[a]pera.com.

  1. THE COMMERCIALIZATION ISSUES FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
David Tolfree, MANCEF, UK. More...

For enquiries, please contact David Tolfree, Technopreneur Limited: +44 (0)1925 264347 or d.w.l.tolfree[a]dl.ac.uk

  1. SOUTH AFRICA-EUROPE PARTNERSHIP IN NANOTECHNOLOGY, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION
Ms P Maruping, ESASTAP, South Africa. More...

For enquiries, please email: pontsho.maruping[a]dst.gov.za

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