Symposium M
Advanced Nano and Polymeric Materials for Biological and Health Care Applications


  • Tamil Selvan SUBRAMANIAN, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore; National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jun LI, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • Wolfgang PARAK, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
  • Balakumar SUBRAMANIAN, University of Madras, India
  • Yoshihiro ITO, RIKEN, Japan


  • Prof Tamil Selvan Subramanian, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore; Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
    Tel: (65) 6874 5249
    Mailing Address:
    3 Research Link
    Singapore 117602

Scope of Symposium

The biological and health care applications of nanomaterials and polymers are of great interest in recent years. This symposium aims at addressing the emergence of different nanoparticles and polymeric materials in the aforementioned applications. The symposium will essentially cover the following topics, but are not strictly limited.

• Multifunctional nanomaterials and polymers for bioimaging and sensing
• Functional inorganic nanoparticles (e.g. quantum dots, metallic, magnetic, upconversion) and other nanomaterials (e.g. liposomes, micelles, polymers) for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
• Gold Nanoparticles: Interaction with cells, biocompatibility and targeting
• Cell membrane penetrating nanoparticles
• Functionalized nanocarriers for cellular uptake and their pharmacokinetics, nanotoxicology
• Therapeutic drug delivery using mesoporous silica nanoparticles, biodegradable polymer capsules, controlled release of DNA, siRNA etc.
• Interactions of nanomaterials with cells, tissues, and living organisms
• Nanotechnology in regenerative medicine
• Antimicrobial nanoparticles and polymers for cosmetics and personal care applications
• Biological and personal care applications of hydrogels and water soluble polymers

Invited Speakers

  • Ramon A. ALVAREZ-PUEBLA, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain
  • Jin-Ho CHOY, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • Mingyuan GAO, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • James HEDRICK, IBM, United States
  • Jian JI, Zhejiang University, China
  • Harm-Anton KLOK, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Kenji KONO, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • David Tai LEONG, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Hedi MATTOUSSI, Florida State University, United States
  • Yoshiko MIURA, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Norio MURASE, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Narayan PRADHAN, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
  • Wei-Fang SU, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Gleb SUKHORUKOV, Queen Mary University of London/Nanoforce Ltd, United Kingdom
  • John THIRUVADIGAL, SRM University, India
  • Devasena THIYAGARAJAN, Anna University, India
  • Sabu THOMAS, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
  • Subbu VENKATRAMAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ajayan VINU, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Horst WELLER, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Ali ZARRABI, University of Isfahan, Iran
  • Yanli ZHAO, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Michael ZHARNIKOV, Heidelberg University, Germany