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    Biomaterials Translational Forum 2022-01: Nanosystems for Controlled Delivery Applications
  • Nanosystems for Controlled Delivery Applications


    27 March 2022, Sunday
    13:30-15:30 (London); 8:30-10:30 (New York); 20:30-22:30 (Beijing)

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    Opening Remarks and Introduction (3 min) 

    Prof. Qian Wang 
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, USA(wang263@mailbox.sc.edu)

    Lecture 1: (20 min, 15 + 5 Q&A)
    Nano-ERASER: A novel intracellular protein degradation approach and its application

    Professor Peisheng Xu 
    School of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, USA (xup@cop.sc.edu) 

    Lecture 2: (20 min, 15 + 5 Q&A)
    Injectable polymeric nanoparticles for treating eye diseases


    Dr. Qingguo Xu
    Deptment of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA (qxu@vcu.edu) 

    Lecture 3: (20 min, 15 + 5 Q&A)
    Ocular Delivery of Nanoparticles: Challenges of traditional approaches and advantages of Microneedles approach

    Professor Thakur Raghu Raj Singh 
    School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, UK (r.thakur@qub.ac.uk)

    Lecture 4: (20 min, 15 + 5 Q&A)
    Brain disease nano gene drug delivery strategies: From nature to "NATURE"

    Professor Xin Zhang 
    State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, 

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (xzhang@ipe.ac.cn) 

    Lecture 5: (20 min, 15 + 5 Q&A)
    Engineering Dendrimers for Drug and Gene Delivery

    Professor. Hu Yang
    Linda and Bipin Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, 

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA (huyang@mst.edu)  


    Organizing Committee (Alphabetically):
    Prof. Xu Cao
    Department of Orthopaedics, Johns Hopkins University, USA

    Prof. Xiaodong Guo
    Department of Orthopaedics, Wuhan Union Hospital, China

    Prof. Bin Li
    Institute of Orthopaedics, Soochow University, China

    Prof. Zengwu Shao
    Department of Orthopaedics, Wuhan Union Hospital, China

    Prof. Qian Wang
    University of South Carolina, USA

    Dr. Zhidao Xia
    Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, UK

    Prof. Weihua Xu
    Department of Orthopaedics, Wuhan Union Hospital, China



    Dr. Peisheng Xu

    Professor of Pharmaceutics in the Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The primary interests of his lab are design and synthesis of biomaterials and exploring their biomedical applications. The long-term goals of his research are to develop cancer targeted nano-sized drug carrier to eradicate cancer and to design novel drug formulation to alleviate central nervous system diseases. He has been granted 17 granted US and international patents and published about 50 manuscripts in high impact journals.


    Dr. Qingguo Xu


    Associate Professor of the Departments of Pharmaceutics and Ophthalmology, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Xu has experience in materials science, drug delivery, nanotechnology, and physiochemical characterization of mucosal and tissue barriers to drug delivery systems. His lab focuses on translational medical research, and Dr. Xu is an inventor on 15 pending or awarded patents, three of which have been licensed to industry for commercialization. Dr. Xu runs active research program funded by NIH and FDA. Dr. Xu won several awards, including Young Investigator of CRS-Ocular Delivery focus group, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, AAPS/Genentech Innovation in Biotechnology Award, and EBAA - Richard Lindstrom Research Award.


    Dr. Thakur Raghu Raj Singh


    Professor in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast. Founder and CTO of Re-Vana Therapeutics. Prof Thakur’s research interests are in the design and physicochemical characterisation of advanced polymeric drug delivery systems for ocular, transdermal and topical applications. In particular, his current research involves the fabrication and design of novel long-acting injectable and implantable drug delivery systems for treating back of the eye disorders.  He is Associate Editor for Drug Delivery and Translational Research; Editorial Board member of Advance in Pharmaceutical Sciences;  Editorial Board member of Ophthalmic Drug Delivery (specialty section of Frontiers in Drug Delivery). He has authored over 180 scientific publications, including 65 full papers and 5 text books. He has been an invited speaker at a number of national and international meetings.

    Dr. Xin Zhang


    Professor, Recipient of National Outstanding Youth Foundation of China, Vice-Director of State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Group Leader for Team of Gene Medical Formulation and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Her long-term focus is on frontiers and key scientific issues, such as bottlenecks that restrict the success of gene therapy. Currently, she serves as the editorial board member of Theranostics, Bioactive Materials, the director of Nanobiology Branch of Chinese Biophysics Society, and the member of the Youth Committee of Chinese Biomaterials Society. In 2018, she received the "Young Scientist Award" from the China Biomaterials Society. In the same year, she was awarded the "2018 Young Innovator Award in Nanobiotechnology" by the journal Nano Research. In 2020, she won the First Prize of Science and Technology at the provincial level.

    Dr. Hu Yang


    Department Chair and Professor in the Linda and Bipin Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). He is Linda and Bipin Doshi Endowed Chair. He also serves as Director of Center for Biomedical Research at Missouri S&T. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron in 2004, followed by postdoctoral research in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison between 2004 and 2005. 2005 fall, he started his independent career with appointments with chemical and life science engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He moved up in rank from Assistant Professor to Professor while he was there. He held Qimonda Endowed Chair Professorship until July 2020 when he assumed the Chair position at Missouri S&T. Dr. Yang received the prestigious Wallace Coulter Young Investigator Award in 2009 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2010. Dr. Yang is scholarly productive, and his research funding, primarily coming from the National Institutes of Health, has exceeded over $10 million. His research has resulted in more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals. According to a report by Stanford University, Dr. Yang is among the world’s top 2% of most-cited scientists in Biomedical Engineering discipline. 


  • Pubdate: 2022-03-27    Viewed: 191