Scientific Programme

Liposomes, Microbubles, Micelles, Synthetic Polymers, Biopolymers and Dendrimers

5 sessions, 10 invited speakers; about 30 speakersshort oral presentantions – selected from abstracts, about 60 posters in poster session. Up to 100 participants expected.
Starting Friday, afternoon, concluding Monday afternoon; OPTIONAL additional stay in Prague.

FRIDAY: Transfer by bus to Liblice from the Prague Airport on Friday (10:00, 12:00, 14:00) Optional transportation can be  arranged depending on arrival time of early/late coming participants.

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FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY - MONDAY

FRIDAY - October 3, 2008
14.00 - 17.00
 
PLENARY LECTURES
1. Cancer biology, Cancer stem cells, Immune response to cancer
 

Chairman: Lee Leserman    

Gert Storm (UIPS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Targeted Anti-Inflammatory Nanomedicines

Anne-Marie Schmitt-Verhulst (Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Marseille, France)
Immunosuppression associated with tumor development: evidence from induced tumors in the mouse

Lee Leserman (Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Marseille, France)
Liposomes in immunology: an overview

Evening/Social
Programme
 

Welcome Dinner

Included in registration fee
 

 

SATURDAY - October 4, 2008
09.00 - 12.00

2. SYNTHETIC POLYMERS / BIOPOLYMERS

 

Chairmen: Tomas Etrych, Karel Ulbrich  

María Jesus Vicent (Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, Spain)
pH responsive polyacetals in the treatment of prostate cancer

Tomáš Etrych (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
Hyperbranched HPMA-based polymer conjugates

Blanka Říhová (Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
An idea of "immunogenic cancer cell death" is valid also for polymeric nanotherapeutics

 

Short oral presentations - selected from abstracts

Ketan Pancholi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK)
In-vitro method to measure and predict diffusion from a polymeric particle based drug delivery system

Elzbieta Pedziwiatr (Department of General Biophysics, University of Lodz, Lodz,Poland)
Characterization of dendriplexes formed from carbosilane dendrimers and oligodeoxynucleotides.

David Větvička (Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
Whole body imaging – A magnificent tool for drug delivery research 

Ondřej Hovorka (Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
Immunogenic changes in HSPs expression induced by treatment with different HPMA-based polymeric conjugates

Milada Šírová (Institute of Microbiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)
Immunogenicity of polymers for gene delivery

Soon Hong Yuk (Department of Advanced Materials, Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea)
Paclitaxel-Loaded Core/shell Nanoparticles Prepared by Phase Separation

 
12.00 - 13.30  Lunch
 
13.30 - 17.00 3. LIPOSOMES
 

Chairman: Terry Allen 

Terry Allen (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
Ligand-targeted nanomedicines

Andrew D. Miller (Genetic Therapies Centre, Imperial College, London, UK)
Title to be announced  

Kaley Wilson (Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Liposomal nanoparticles for the delivery of CpG oligonucleotides in cancer immunotherapy  

Jaroslav Turánek (Department of Vaccinology and Immunotherapy, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic)
Metallo-chelating liposomes as carriers for recombinant vaccines 

Tatsuhiro Ishida (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan)
Improvement of tumor-targeting therapy with nanocarriers by changing the tumor microenvironment
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Short oral presentations - selected from abstracts

Elena Vodovozova (Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Antitumor effect of liposomes bearing methotrexate diglyceride ester and Sialyl Lewis X lipophilic conjugate in the mouse model of lymphoma/leucosis

Mónica Pickholz (Biomembranes Laboratory, Institute of Biology, UNICAMP, CP 6109, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil)
Molecular Dynamics Study of Local Anesthetics Encapsulated in Liposomes

Chengzhi Cai (Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-5003, USA)
Clickable polymerized liposomes

Štěpán Koudelka (Department of Vaccinology and Immunotherapy, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic)
Liposomal derivatives of vitamine E: preparation, physical-chemical characterisation and in vivo anticancer effect

Miloš Nekvasil (Department of Membrane Transport Biophysics, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
An optimum modality for photodynamic therapy of tumors: gels containing liposomes with hydrophobic photosenzitizers

 

Evening/Social Programme

    

Informal discussions, Posters

Optional: 
Concert of classical music followed by wine and cheese  

 

   


Ticket: EUR 15,-

 
 
SUNDAY - October 5, 2008
09.00 - 11.45 4. MICROBUBBLES

Chairman: Jiří Neuzil

Thomas C. Freemann (The Roslin Insitute, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, UK)
Manipulation of macrophage signalling pathways using siRNA 

Natalya Rapoport (University of Utah,USA)
Nanobubble platform for ultrasound-mediated imaging and therapy of solid tumors

Coffee Break (10:00 - 10:30)

Short oral presentations - selected from abstracts

Zuzana Kauerová (Department of Vaccinology and Immunotherapy, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic)
Preparation of metallo-chelating microbubbles by extrusion and their characterisation by confocal microscopy, static light scattering and flow cytometry  

Uthumankandu Farook (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK)
Stabilized phospholipid-coated microbubbles with low polydispersity index via co-axial electrohydrodynamic microbubbling

Gaio Paradossi (Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche, Università di Roma, Rome, Italy)
Novel polymer shelled microbubbles for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes

 
11.45 - 13.00 Lunch
 
13.00 - 16.00 5. NANODIAMONDS

Chairman: Miloš Nesládek 

Patrik A. Curmi (Université Evry, France)
Fluorescent Diamond nanoparticles, novel polyvalent probes for biological applications

Christoph E. Nebel (Fraunhofer Institute für Angewandte Fest Kerpörfyzik, IAF, Freiburg, Germany)
Electrochemical detection of DNA using diamond surfaces

Coffee Break (14:00 - 14:30)

Kian Ping Loh (NUS, dtp. Chemistry, Singapur, Singapur)
Lipid bilayers on diamond - a combined optical and electrical biosensing platform

Philippe Bergonzo (CEA-LIST, Saclay, France)
Growth and Properties of Nanodiamond thin Films and their Applications to Biology 

 

15:30 - 15:45

CLOSING CEREMONY

 

Evening/Social Programme


 
 

Informal discussions, Posters

Night in Melnik: 
Departure at 17:00 from Liblice
Local wine tasting
Visit in the Mělník Castle and charnel house
Workshop dinner at Melnik Castle  

 




Ticket: EUR 35,-

 
 
MONDAY - October 6, 2008
 
11:00 Transfer to Prague International Airport