BioTuesday: Harnessing Nanotechnology for Improved Medicine
Event Start Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 5:30 PM
Event End Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:30 PM
This edition of our BioTuesday, kindly sponsored by Oxford Brookes University, will be addressing the topic of: 'Harnessing Nanotechnology for Improved Medicine’
Please join us at Oxford Brookes on the 28th January.
About the topic:
Improved understanding and engineering of natural and synthetic nanoparticles is set to impact on many aspects of medicine. Applications include drug delivery, diagnostics and in the production of materials with improved physicochemical properties - and the list continues to grow – some commentators even speculate that in the future nanobots will patrol the body to identify problems and make repairs.
Investor interest in nanotechnology in its full diversity is growing at an annual rate close to 20% and forecasts suggests a market value of $12billion by 2021, with medical applications predicted to have a significant slice of the cake.
Programme & Speakers
17.30 Delegate Registration, tea & coffee served
18.00 Welcome by OBN & Prof. David Evans, Oxford Brookes
18.10 Keynote: Dr David Carter, Reader in Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes - 'Exosomes as biomarkers for cancer'
18.30 Keynote: Dr Justin Hean, Principal Scientist at Evox Therapeutics – 'Developments in using exosomes as drug delivery vehicles'
18.50 Keynote: Dr Gareth Wakefield, CTO at Xerion Healthcare - 'Enhanced radiotherapy effects in tumours using TiO2 nanoparticles'
19.10 Keynote: Professor Munira Kadhim, Professor in Radiation Biology at Oxford Brookes - 'Extracellular vesicles as mediators of radiation-induced systemic bystander signals'
19.30 Keynote: Dr Su Metcalfe, Founder and CEO of LifNano - 'Update on the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery across the blood brain barrier'
19.50 Keynote: Dr David Meredith, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry & Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes - 'Technology for assisting transepithelial delivery of drugs and improving oral availability'
20.10 Q&A with audience and speakers
20.30 Networking over drinks and nibbles
21.30 Evening ends