Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine worked at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London for over 26 years, during this time he spent a period of time at Harvard Medical School looking at caused of cardiovascular diseases and a year at Johns Hopkins Medical School looking at treatment of liver. He published more than 647 peer-reviewed research papers, and registered 14 UK and International patents. He is currently CEO of NanoRegMed Ltd, working on the commercialisation of his research. During his career Prof Seifalian has led and managed many large projects with successful outcomes in terms of commercialisation and translation to patients. In 2007 he was awarded the top prize in the field for the development of nanomaterials and technologies for cardiovascular implants by Medical Future Innovation, and in 2009 he received a Business Innovation Award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He was the European Life Science Awards’ Winner of Most Innovative New Product 2012 for the “synthetic trachea”. Prof Seifalian won the Nanosmat Prize in 2013 and in 2016 he received the Distinguish Research Award in recognition of his outstanding work in regenerative medicine from Heals Healthy Life Extension Society. His achievements include development of the world first synthetic trachea, lacrimal drainage conduit, and vascular bypass graft using nanocomposite materials, bioactive molecules and stem cell technology. He has over 15,000 media report from his achievement, include BBC, ITV, WSJ, CNN, and many more. Currently he is working on development and commercialisation of human organs using graphene based nanocomposite materials and stem cells technology.
Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine
A.G. received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1997 from the Institute of Physics, National Academy of Science (Kyiv, Ukraine). He is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) where he teaches advanced Physics classes, directs the Center for Advanced Technologies & Optical Materials, and leads the broad range of fundamental and applied research in biophysics and soft condensed matter. He is the author of more than 200 research papers and patents and made more than 250 presentations at various conferences.
Dr. Yaw-Kuen Li received his PhD degree from Tulane University, USA, in 1991. After his postdoctoral research in School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University, he moved back to Taiwan to start his academic career in 1993. He was promoted to a full professor in 2002. Further, he became the chair of the department in 2004 and the Dean of college of science in 2014. His primary research interests include three major fields: (a) Enzyme-based catalytic biological reactions, (b) Bio-recognition and Bio-sensors, (c) Solid-state/biological interface chemistry.
Education: Graduated in Material Engineer at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), with MSc and PhD at UFSCar and post-doc study at ETH (Zurique) Professional Achievements: Researcher in the refractory field for 25 years. Actually on the position of Researcher at RHI Magnesita's R&D, responsible for developing MgO-C refractories for BOF and bricks for ladles.
Prof./Dr. J.-P. Lellouche (Full Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Nanotechnology) leads a laboratory dedicated to Nano(bio)technology and Polymer Science. His current R&D activities include R&D developments in the Materials Science field interfacing with nano(bio)technology, i.e., conducting functional polymers, (b) chemically modified hard nanoscale fillers, (c) UV-photoreactive nano(micro)particles (surface nano(micro)structuration of polymeric coatings, hybrid metallic catalytic particles), (d) antibacterial organic/inorganic NPs and coatings, and (e) innovative surface modifications of iron oxide (magnetite/maghemite) NPs towards gene silencing (siRNA/microRNA in vitro/in vivo delivery) and anti-parasitic bio-activity. Moreover and quite recently, he deeply focused on and elaborated various innovative organic chemistry-based methodologies for the development of effective covalent versatile interfacial chemistries towards chemically taylored non-toxic mechanically hard functional inorganic (i) tungsten disulfive nanotubes and (ii) tribology-effective fullerene-like tungsten disulfide nanoparticles.
Sergey Suchkov, MD, Ph.D. Professor in Immunology & Medicine. Personal: Born 11 January 1957, Astrakhan, Russia.Honors: Secretary-General, United Cultural Convention, Cambridge, UK. Memberships: New York Academy of Sciences, USA; European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine, Brussels; American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; International Society for Eye Research; EPMA Journal, Personalized Medicine Universe, Open J.Autoimmunity and American J.Cardiovascular Res. Editorial Boards; All-Union (from 1992 - Russian) Biochemical Society; All-Union (from 1992 - Russian) Immunological Society.
Cancer Immunology, Preventive and Personalized Medicine,Immunology, Medicine, Pathology
Dr. Hélder A. Santos is a physical chemist specialized in electrochemistry, biological mimetic models, and soft interfaces. In 2003, he obtained his MSc in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Porto (Portugal). In 2007, he obtained his DSc in Chem. Eng. from the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland, now named Aalto University). In 2007, Dr. Santos joined the University of Helsinki, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2009, he was appointed Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently, he is an Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Principal Investigator/Group Leader, Head of the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Head of the Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering Group, and Head of the Preclinical Drug Formulation and Analysis Group at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki. He is also the Director of the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki. In 2012, Dr. Santos received the ERC starting grant for 2013-2017 worth of 1.5 M€. Dr. Santos' research is focused on nanobiomaterials, including nanoporous silica/silicon materials and polymeric-based nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery, diagnostics and therapy. The research interests include the development of nanoparticles/nanomedicines for biomedical and healthcare applications. His current work makes the bridge between engineering, pharmaceutical, and medical research. His main research focus is in the use of biodegradable and biocompatible nanoporous silicon nanomaterials, polymers, the application of microfluidics technology for nanoparticle production for simultaneous controlled drug delivery, diagnostic and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and further translation of these nanotechnologies into the clinic. He is the author of more than 220 publications (> 5070 citations, h-index = 45) in prestigious high impact, peer-reviewed publications, such as Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemistry of Materials, Biomaterials, Small, etc. He is also the author of more than 21 book chapters and more than 200 conference proceedings/abstracts, in a total of more than 366 publications, He has supervised several undergraduate students and more than 50 MSc students. He supervised/co-supervised more than 30 Ph.D. students, mentor of 20 post-docs, and is currently the supervisor of 12 Ph.D. students and mentor of 7 post-doctoral researchers. He has also given more than 120 invited/selected talks in national/international meetings/conferences/lectures.
Population balance modeling for fluid-nanoparticle flows.
Jianzhong Lin is a professor in the department of mechanics at Zhejiang University, China. He received his PhD degree from Peking University in 1991. His scientific interests are multiphase fluid flows, nanofluids, micro fluid dynamics and turbulence. His works were funded by more than 30 research projects, including National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, Key Project of the National Science Foundation of China. He was the associate editor of International Journal of Multiphase flow, and is currently serving as the editorial board members of Journal of Aerosol Science and other journals. He was a former deputy director of fluid mechanics division of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Population balance modeling for fluid-nanoparticle flows.