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Welcome to the European Association for Cancer Research
Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Nanotechnology in Cancer: Engineering for Oncology

Cambridge, UK : 12 - 14 September 2019

Scientific Programme

To download and print the programme, use the links below.

12:00

Registration

12:30

welcome lunch

13:30

Conference Welcome

Kostas Kostarelos (SPC Chair)

SESSION 1: EFFECTIVE TRANSPORT OF siRNA, mRNA, CRISPR-Cas9

Chair: Kostas Kostarelos

13:35

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

René Bernards NKI, Netherlands

"A one-two punch model for cancer therapy"

14:20

Michelle Bradbury MSKCC, USA

"Next-generation ultrasmall silica nanoparticle solutions for overcoming biological barriers to molecularly-targeted drug delivery"

14:50

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

15:05

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

60-second intro pitches by each company

15:15

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

15:45

Olivia Merkel LMU, Germany

"Correlating quantitative tumor accumulation and gene knockdown using SPECT/CT and bioluminescence imaging within an orthotopic ovarian cancer model"

16:15

Twan Lammers University Hospital Aachen, Germany

"Smart cancer nanomedicine"

16:45

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

17:00

Marianne Ashford AstraZeneca, UK

"Developing Nanomedicines to enable Innovative Cancer Therapy - Lipid Nanoparticles as a delivery system for nucleic acid-based drugs"

17:30

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

17:45

Networking Reception

including drinks and light food

18:15

Poster Discussion Session 1 & Trade Exhibition

Until 19:45

SESSION 2: DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE DISEASE

Chair: Caroline Dive

09:00

Keynote Lecture

Mark Dewhirst Duke Cancer Institute, USA

"Development of a thermally triggered liposomal drug delivery platform: a bench to bedside story"

09:45

Cristianne Rijcken Cristal Therapeutics, the Netherlands

"CriPec® platform and lead product CPC634: principles, nonclinical evaluation and clinical translation”

10:15

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

10:30

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:15

Naomi Halas Rice University, USA

11:45

Claire Wilhelm Paris Diderot University, France

"Optimal application windows for magnetic hyperthermia, photothermia, and magneto-photo-thermia with magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles, in cancer treatment"

12:15

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

12:30

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

13:00

LUNCH

13:45

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

SESSION 3: EXOSOMES, PROTEINS & NUCLEIC ACID MARKERS

Chair: Claire Wilhelm

15:15

Keynote Lecture

Molly Stevens Imperial College London, UK

"Engineering the bio-material interface for cancer applications "

16:00

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Liquid biopsies for early detection of lung cancer - nanotechnologists help required!"

16:30

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

16:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

17:15

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

17:30

Kostas Kostarelos University of Manchester, UK

18:00

Raymond Schiffelers UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

"RNA delivery with synthetic nanomedicines and extracellular vesicles"

19:30

CONFERENCE DINNER

Churchill College Dining Hall

Free tickets are available to all participants.

09:00

Meet the Expert

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

In this session our speaker will share from her personal and professional perspectives on the path to scientific leadership and women in science.

SESSION 4: MORE EFFECTIVE, TARGETED IMMUNOTHERAPY

Chair: Raymond Schiffelers

09:30

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Tel Aviv University, Israel

"Ibrutinib sensitizes melanoma to immune checkpoint modulators following immunisation with nano-vaccines by relieving immune-suppressing microenvironment"

10:00

Proffered Paper 7

Selected from abstracts

10:15

Rakesh Dixit Bionavigen, USA

"Safety and pharmacokinetic challenges to the development of nanomedicines"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:15

Proffered Paper 8

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Shiladitya Sengupta Harvard Medical School, USA

"Cancer Immunology at the Nanoscale"

12:00

Keynote Lecture

Darrell Irvine MIT, Boston, USA

"Using nanomaterials to engineer anti-cancer immunity"

12:45

Summary & Awards

Scientific Programme Committee

13:00

LUNCH & DEPART

Session at Churchill College. 

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