Nanomedicine, or nanotechnology applied to medical problems, in the future, is expected to offer solutions on early diagnosis, “smart” treatments, and the triggering of self-healing mechanisms. Artificial nanostructures, such as nanoparticles and nanodevices, similar sized biological entities, can readily interact with biomolecules on both the cell surface and within the cell. Nanomedical developments range from nanoparticles for molecular diagnostics, imaging, and therapy to integrated medical nanosystems, which may perform complex repair actions at the cellular level inside the body in the future.
The European Strategic Research Agenda identifies four future research priorities in the nanomedicine field: i) nanotechnology-based diagnostics; ii) nanotechnology-based imaging; iii) targeted drug delivery and release; and, iv) regenerative medicine. The lectures, with Portuguese and foreign researchers active on this field, will try to give the participants a thorough overview of the latest infor on these four topics, and will be complemented with practical sessions on atomic force microscopy (AFM) and “force spectroscopy,” using the equipment available at IMM.
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Prof. Nuno C. Santos, IMM/FMUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Ivo Martins, IMM, Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno C. Santos, IMM/FMUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Miguel Castanho, IMM/FMUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Peter Eaton, FCUP, Porto, Portugal
A. Castanheira Dinis, FMUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Rogério Gaspar, FFUL, Lisbon, Portugal
António Almeida, FFUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Catarina Madeira, IST-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal
Sérgio Simões, Bluepharma, Coimbra, Portugal
Ana Paula Pêgo, INEB, Porto, Portugal
Ricardo Franco, FCT-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal
Pedro Baptista, FCT-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal
João Pedro Conde, INESC/IST-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal
Patrícia Carvalho, IST-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal
Guilherme Ferreira, UAlg, Faro, Portugal
Manuela Pereira, Portuguese Biophysical Society, Portugal
All practical sessions will be led by Filomena Carvalho, IMM FMUL