Invited Speakers

Marta Vives-Pi


23/01 09:00 hrs
“Targeting autoimmune diseases with nanomedicine: The immune re-education” 
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Marta Vives-Pi, PhD, is the Head of the Immunology of Diabetes research group and Associate Professor of Immunology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research lines are focused on the study of Immunology of Type 1 diabetes, the loss of peripheral tolerance and new immunotherapies to prevent Type 1 diabetes. Her group has developed a new liposome-based immunotherapy to halt the autoimmune reaction that causes diseases such as Type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. This new strategy opens the door to the prevention and treatment of auto-immune diseases.





João F. Mano


23/01 11:30 hrs
“Nano to macro- polymeric particles for the release of active molecules”
(Abstract pdf)

João F. Mano (CEng, PhD, DSc) is a full professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He belongs to the associate laboratory CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials where he is the director of the COMPASS Research Group ( Recipient of an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC-AdG), in 2015. João F. Mano is author of 580+ original research or review papers in international journals (19000+ citations, h=69 – Web of Science), 40+ book chapters and four patents as senior inventor. João F. Mano supervised or co-supervised 43 MSc, 20 PhD students, and 30+ post-doctoral fellows.