Scientific Program


Time Wednesday 22nd January
12.00-14.00 Registration and Posters placement
  Welcome:   USC authorities
Dolores Torres (SPLC President)
María José Alonso (CRS Past President)


Alexander Florence
Emeritus Professor, University College of London, UK
“A « nano » trajectory and the complexities of targeting”

  Coffee and refreshments • Posters viewing

SESSION 1. The Future of the CRS Local Chapters in Europe

Session Chair: Avi Schroeder


United Kingdom-Ireland Local Chapter
Katie Ryan, University College Cork, Ireland
'Biomaterial drug-delivery systems to support bone tissue regeneration"

Nordic Local Chapter
Bente Steffansen, Leo Pharma, Denmark

BeNeLux & France Chapter
Giovanna Lollo, Lyon University, France
"Tailoring structural properties of nanocomposite scaffolds for sustained intestinal delivery"​

Germany Local Chapter
Cornelia M. Keck, UoaS Kaiserslautern, Berlin, Germany 
“Smart nanocarriers for improved drug delivery”

Italian Local Chapter
Paolo Decuzzi, IIT Central Research Labs, Genova, Italy,  
”Mechano-Pharmacological Properties of Drug Delivery Systems in Brain Diseases”

Turckish Local Chapter
Sevgi Güngör, University of Istanbul, Turkey
“Follicular targeting of topical nano-carriers for the treatment of dermatological diseases”

Greece Local Chapter
Sophia Antimisiaris, Patras University, Greece
 “Extracellular vesicles, cellular vesicles or liposomes for targeted delivery of drugs?”

19:50 PhD Thesis Award
20:00 Welcome Cocktail                           



Time Thursday 23th January
08.30-09.00 Registration-Posters placement and presentations upload


Mark Prausnitz
Director of the Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
“Microneedle patch technology for long-acting contraception and dermal interstitial fluid diagnostics”


SESSION 2. Transdermal and Transmucosal Delivery

Marcelo Calderón
Head of Responsive Polymer Therapeutics GroupPolymat, San Sebastian, Spain
“Crossing biological barriers with responsive nanogels to improve drug delivery Performance”


Short Talks selected from abstracts

  Coffee and refreshments • Posters viewing

SESSION 3. Therapy and prevention of infectious diseases

Juan Manuel Irache
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology. University of Navarra, Spain
“Nanoparticles as adjuvants for mucosal vaccination”


Short Talks selected from abstracts



Steven R. Litlle
Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum. University of Pittsburgh. McGowan Institute for regenerative Medicine, USA
“Controlling “Controlled Release” to Make Medicine That Imitates Life”


SESSION 4. Regenerative medicine and cell therapy

Miguel Oliveira
3B´s Research Group, Institute 3Bs, University of Minho, Portugal.
“From Micro- and Nano-technologies to Nanomedicines: Applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine”


Short Talks selected from abstracts

  Coffee and refreshments • Posters viewing

SESSION 5. Targeted Drug Delivery and Combination therapies

Avi Schroeder
Head of the GroupTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology.
“Personalized barcoded nano-medicines indicate primary breast tumors respond to different drugs than brain metastasis”


Hélder Santos
Head of Nanomedicines and Biomedical Engineering Group, University of Helsinki, Finland.
“Nanobiostructured systems for biomedical applications: From design to cancer therapy"


Short Talks selected from abstracts


SESSION 6. The XXV Anniversary of the 1st SPLC-CRS Conference

Testimonies of Past Presidents
María José Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Eugenia Cruz (Retired from University of Lisboa)
Joao Nuno Moreira (University of Coimbra)
José Luis Pedraz (University of Basque Country)
María Jesús Vicent (Principe Felipe Research Center)



Time Friday 24th January
08.30-09.00 Registration-Presentations upload


Ignacio Melero
Director of the Immunology and Immunotherapy department of the CIMA. University of Navarra.
“On translatable local approaches for cancer immunotherapy”


SESSION 7. Delivery of Biomacromolecules and oligonucleotides

Javier Montenegro
CIQUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“New Chemical and Supramolecular Concepts for Nucleic Acid and Macromolecular Cytosolic Delivery”


Short Talks selected from abstracts

  Coffee and refreshments • Posters viewing


Luis Liz Marzán
Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain
“Diagnosis and Therapy Based on Gold Nanoparticles”


SESSION 8. Oral Delivery of drugs and other active ingredients

Noemi Csaba
Associate Professor, CIMUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Bioinspired delivery systems for oral peptide therapeutics”


Short Talks selected from abstracts


SESSION 9. Organized by the SPLC-CRS Young Section

Short Talks selected from abstracts


SESSION 10. Discussion Panel: The perspective of the Industry in the Nanomedicine

María José Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Nazende Günday-Türeli (Pharmajet, Überherrn, Germany)
Maria Teresa Peracchia (Sanofi Aventis, Paris, France)
Dario N. Carrara (FERRING Galenisches Labor AG, Allschwill, Switzerland)
Marisol Quintero (Bioncotech Therapeutics, Valencia, Spain)
Pilar Calvo (Pharmamar S.A., Madrid, Spain)

  Coffee and refreshments • Posters viewing
  Awards for the best oral communication and poster and closing ceremony
17.45-18.45 General Assembly of the SPLC-CRS
20:00 Gala Dinner