The Schedule

Day 4

Wednesday - June 14, 2023

9:00am - 5:35pm

Immune, Cancer, & Stem Cell Modulation
Morning Moderators: Natalie Artzi; Won Jong Kim
Afternoon Moderators: Nuno Neves; Carlos Rodriguez-Cabello

Breakfast Buffet (Ballroom Lobby)
7:30am - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Morning Session


9:00am - 9:30am
Natalie Artzi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Biomaterials for Immune Modulation

9:30am - 10:00am
Giuseppe Battaglia (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Spain)
Principles and Applications of Phenotypic Nanomedicines

10:00am - 10:20am
Laura Rijns (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Synthetic Supramolecular Hydrogels to Steer the Polarity of Intestinal Organoids

10:20am - 10:40am
Joao Costa (Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal)
Patient-specific Coaxial-printed Implants for Total/Partial Meniscus Replacement

10:40am - 11:00am
Luis Garcia Fernandez (Institute of Science & Technology for Polymers, Spain)
Organo-metallic Composites for Bone Regeneration; An in vitro/in vivo Study

11:00am - 11:30am
Tatiana Bronich (Northeastern University, USA)
Amphiphilic Copolymers Mediated Therapeutics in Cancer

11:30am - 12:00pm
Won Jong Kim (Pohang University of Science & Technology, South Korea)
Modulation of Nitric Oxide for the Treatment of Inflammatory Disease

 Lunch & Poster Session (Harbor's Edge Room)

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Afternoon Session


1:45pm - 2:15pm
Ofra Benny (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Precision Nanomedicine and Remotely Actuated Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy 

2:15pm - 2:45pm
J. Carlos Rodriguez-Cabello (Valladolid University, Spain)
Combination of Functionalities in Elastin-like Recombinamer-based Hydrogels to Achieve Cell Instructive Scaffolds

2:45pm - 3:15pm
Annalisa Tirella (University of Trento, Italy)
New 3D Breast-2-bone on Chip Models to Understand the Role of Mechanical Forces of the Microenvironment on Breast Cancer Cell Stemness & Invasion

3:15pm - 3:35pm
Jugal Sahoo (Tufts University, USA)
Mucin-inspired Silk Glycopolymers Selectively Reprogram Microbial Behavior

3:35pm - 3:55pm
Luis Rojo del Olmo (Institute of Science & Technology of Polymers, Spain)
Oxidative Street in Tissue Engineering; Traditional Challenges for New Polymeric Systems

3:55pm - 4:15pm
Iris Batalha (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain)
Polymeric Antibodies - Weaponizing Old Soldiers

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Samir Mitragotri (Harvard University, USA)
Polymer Backpacks for Regulating Immune Cell Activity

4:45pm - 5:15pm
Nuno Neves (University of Minho, Portugal)
Surface Biofunctionalised Nanoparticles for Advanced Therapies

5:15pm - 5:35pm
Miriam Rafailovich (SUNY Stonybrook, USA)
Viral Infection & Initiation of Thrombosis