Monday, February 27

9:30- 9:40 Greetings Kazunori Kataoka, Director General iCONM/ Professor The University of Tokyo

Session 1

9:40- 10:20 PL1 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
10:20-10:40 Takanori Ichiki, Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo; iCONM
Cancer diagnosis platforms using exosomes and exosomal RNA
10:40-11:05 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
11:05-11:20 Break
11:20-11:45 Shih-Kang Fan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Constructing 3D heterogeneous hydrogels from electrically manipulated prepolymer droplets and micro gels
11:45-12:10 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
12:10-13:10 Lunch & Poster Session
13:10-13:30 Yasutaka Anraku, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo / iCONM
Enzyme-Loaded Polyion Complex Vesicles as In Vivo Nanoreactors
13:30-13:55 Adam Z. Stieg, Associate Director and Research Scientist, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
The Role of Electromechanical Cues in Cardiac Maturation

Session 2

13:55-14:35 PL2 Takuzo Aida, Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Robotic Nanocarriers Responsive to Endogenous Signals
14:35-15:00 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
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:35 Kanjiro Miyata, Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo / iCONM
Polymer-based oligonucleotide delivery challenges and solutions
15:35-16:00 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
16:00-16:25 Shinsuke Sando, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Oligonucleotide-based Synthetic Growth Factor
16:25-16:50 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
16:50-17:15 Kouhei Tsumoto, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Engineering Antibody Interactions for Therapeutics
17:15-17:35 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
17:35-18:00 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)
(Ceremonial photo)  
18:00-20:00 Reception Dinner

Tuesday, February 28

Session 3

9:30-10:10 PL3 Yuliang Zhao, Professor and Deputy Director-General, the National Center for Nanosciences and Technology of China
Nanomedicine Prisoning Cancer
10:10-10:35 Maria J. Vicent, Coordinator Advanced Therapies Program, Head Polymer Therapeutics Lab. Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF)
Polypeptides as Versatile Drug Delivery Nanocarriers
10:35-10:55 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
10:55-11:20 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
11:20-11:45 Takafumi Ueno, Professor, Dept. of Life Science and Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology
Nanobiotechnology for designing hybrid materials by Protein Assembly
11:45-13:00 Lunch & Poster session
13:00-13:25 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
13:25-13:50 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
13:50-14:10 Yuki Mochida, Senior Research Scientist, Kataoka/Kinoh Lab, iCONM
Overcoming biological barriers through rational design of polymeric micelles incorporating anticancer agents
14:10-14:35 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
14:35-14:45 Presentation of Poster awards
14:45-15:00 Closing Remarks
15:20 Move to iCONM
15:50 iCONM Lab. Tour