Pandora’s Training School on the Preparation and Biophysical Characterization of Nanomedicines will take place in Barcelona
We are happy to officially announce our In Person Training School: A theoretical and practical insight in the preparation and biophysical characterization of nanoformulations for biomedical uses, which will take place from the 7th to 9st June 2023, in Barcelona, Spain (Programme in attachment).
The Event will be held at Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) – Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS) – Department of Bioengineering – Via Augusta 390 – 08017 – Barcelona – Spain.
The Training School is organized by researchers of COST Innovators Grant 17104 Pandora: European Educational Platform on Multidrug Resistant Tumors and Personalized Cancer Treatment and aims to reinforce the knowledge on new nanoparticle formulation strategies to overcome therapy resistance.
Theoretical and practical notions on nanoparticles formulation and characterization will allow training school participants (PhD students and Postdocs are expected) to explore different aspects from NPs synthesis to their physico-chemical and in vitro safety and efficacy study to achieve efficient nanoparticles targeting MDR tumours.
The polymeric and lipid nanoformulations are becoming the new generation of antitumor therapeutics. The first steps in designing them are: i) formulate stable nanosystems with the required control attributes; ii) characterize physico-chemically the important properties; and iii) study their safety and efficacy.
This training school is devoted to the design of formulations as antitumor therapeutics and the study of their interaction with biological components. It will be organized around theoretical lectures and practical experiments around these three important issues:
1) Methods of formulation of aptamer, silica, lipid and polymeric nanosystems;
2) Physico-chemical characterization of the formulated nanosystems, including studies of biocorona formation; and
3) In vitro studies of the safety and efficacy of the formulated nanosystems, including molecular biology techniques.
It will be performed in the docent facilities of IQS and in the research laboratories of the department.
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