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11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology was held.

11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology was held on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Kawasaki City Institute of Industrial Promotion Hall having iCONM Director General Kazunori Kataoka as a Chairman.

In 2007, the first symposium was held at UCLA and we have expanded the circle to Europe and Asia every year, and this year came to the 11th event. Currently it leads research and development of the world NanoBio field. The world class scientists in nanobiotechnology field from in and out of Japan were invited and it was a great opportunity for young researchers, graduate students and students to mingle with the top class scientists and discuss about their research in friendly manner. The participants rose up to more than 200 and the symposium was a great success.

Monday, February 27

Greetings                                                                             Chaiman

Kazunori Kataoka, Director General iCONM/ Professor The University of Tokyo

Cabral, Horacio, Visiting Scientist iCONM/ Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Session 1

Jeff F. Miller, Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences / Director, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute / Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Contractile Nanotubes for Precision Antibiotics and Microbiome Engineering

Takanori Ichiki, Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo; iCONM
Cancer diagnosis platforms using exosomes and exosomal RNA

André Nel, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of CNSI, Director of the UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Use of an iRGD-induced Transcytosis Pathway for enhancing the Irinotecan response of a Silicasome Nanocarrier in Pancreatic Cancer

Shih-Kang Fan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Constructing 3D heterogeneous hydrogels from electrically manipulated prepolymer droplets and micro gels

Leonard H. Rome, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biological Chemistry / David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, Associate Director, California NANO Systems Institute (CNSI)
Vault Nanoparticles for Immuno-Oncology and Therapeutic Vaccines

Lunch & Poster Session

Lunch & Poster Session

Yasutaka Anraku, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / iCONM
Enzyme-Loaded Polyion Complex Vesicles as In Vivo Nanoreactors

Adam Z. Stieg, Associate Director and Research Scientist, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
The Role of Electromechanical Cues in Cardiac Maturation

Session 2

Takuzo Aida, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Robotic Nanocarriers Responsive to Endogenous Signals

Paul S. Weiss, UC Presidential Chair, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Nanoscience Approaches to Heterogeneity in Biological Systems

Kanjiro Miyata, Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo / iCONM
Polymer-based oligonucleotide delivery challenges and solutions

Jinwoo Cheon, Director, Center for Nanomedicine, Institute for Basic Science(IBS) / H.G. Underwood Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Yonsei University
Magnetic Nanoparticles : a Precision Tool for Cell Imaging and Activations

Shinsuke Sando, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Oligonucleotide-based Synthetic Growth Factor

Zhibin Guan, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Structure-Based Design of Dendronized Polypeptides and Dendritic Bolaamphiphiles for siRNA and mRNA Delivery

Kouhei Tsumoto, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Engineering Antibody Interactions for Therapeutics

Keiji Itaka, Associate Professor, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicien, The University of Tokyo / iCONM
mRNA-based therapeutics for intractable diseases and regenerative medicine

Yung Doug Suh, Director, Ctr. for Convergence NanoRaman Tech. (RC2NT)
Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) / Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, SungKyunKwan University (SKKU)
Nanogap-Enhanced Raman Scattering (NERS)

Reception Dinner

Reception Dinner

Tuesday, February 28

Session 3

Yuliang Zhao, Professor and Deputy Director-General, the National Center for Nanosciences and Technology of China
Nanomedicine Prisoning Cancer

Maria J. Vicent, Coordinator Advanced Therapies Program, Head Polymer Therapeutics Lab. Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF)
Polypeptides as Versatile Drug Delivery Nanocarriers

Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institue of Innovation Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology / iCONM
Development of Smart Nanomachines for Cancer Imaging and Minimally Invasive Treatment

Jeffrey I. Zink, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Controlled by Nanomachines for Biomedical Targeting, Imaging and Drug Delivery

Takafumi Ueno, Professor, Dept. of Life Science and Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology
Nanobiotechnology for designing hybrid materials by Protein Assembly

Lunch & Poster session

Ryoichi Arai, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University
Self-assembling supramolecular nanostructures created from denovo protein nanobuilding blocks

Mi Peng, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, and Collaborative Innovation Center for Biotherapy
Polymeric Nanocomposites for Tumor Precision Imaging and Targeted Therapy

Yuki Mochida, Senior Research Scientist, Kataoka/Kinoh Lab, iCONM
Overcoming biological barriers through rational design of polymeric micelles incorporating anticancer agents

Subbu Venkatraman, Professor and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; Director, NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine
Stable Sustained-Delivery System for anti-fibrotic siRNA

Presentation of Poster awards

John D. Martin, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
"Proteasome inhibitor loaded micelles enhance antitumor activity through macrophage reprograming by NF-κB inhibition"

Hiroaki Takehara, Dept. of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
"Implantable bio-LSI chips toward optical diagnosis and treatment inside body"

Samuel Thomas Crowley, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine
"BDNF mRNA Injection Improves Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury in Mice"

Hiroki Akiba, Department of Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
"Development of SpyTag-based bispecific antibodies as two-step targeting agents"

Closing Remarks

Move to iCONM / iCONM Lab. Tour

Ceremonial photo

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