Nanomaterials in Biomedical Sciences (ftales)

19-20 September 2017

Ghent, PAC Zuid

The tremendous potential of nanomaterials for biomedical applications has long been recognized. The past decade, the use of nanomaterials has been extensively exploited in different bio-fields, including drug delivery, (pre-) clinical imaging, in vitro and in vivo diagnosis and theragnosis. Besides significant steps forward, it remains a crucial challenge to translate nanomaterials in biomedical and clinical applications.

To this end, in the 2-days workshop Nanomaterials in Biomedical Sciences it is our intention to highlight the potential of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. To successfully apply nanomaterials in biomedical sciences, a multidisciplinary approach is highly needed which positions this meeting at the interface between pharmacy, medicine, material chemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, … The meeting aims to provide a unique opportunity to PhD researchers and postdocs to meet top-level scientists working on various aspects of nanomaterials.

Day 1 will highlight the major fundamental challenges that nanomaterials encounter upon in vivo administration. Day 2 will critically focus on applications of nanomaterials in drug delivery, in vivo imaging, diagnosis and theragnosis. Top scientists will feed the discussion on how researchers could proceed at the fascinating interface between nanotechnology, material chemistry and medicine.



This workshop is offered free of charge for participants, but as the number of participants is limited registration is required.

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Deadline: 15 August 2017.

Please follow the format as outlined in the abstract template.

Clearly indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation in your abstract. Poster and oral presentation prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.


Oral presentation guidelines

Limited number of slots available.

The selection by the Program Committee will be communicated by September 1, 2017

Oral presentations are limited to 5 minutes, followed by 2 minutes for questions and discussion

Selected presenters will also have the opportunity to present a poster next to their oral presentation


Poster presentation guidelines

Unlimited poster presentations

Poster dimensions should correspond to portrait A0 format.

Poster boards are available. Poster presenters are responsible for setting up and removing the posters


More information on practical details and programme in attachment below or on the website: