9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies

ICMAT 2017 | 18 - 23 June 2017 | Suntec Singapore

Symposium AA

Nanomaterials for Translational Medicine

Category: Polymers / Biomaterials


Edward Kai-Hua CHOW
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Chenjie XU
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dean HO
University of California Los Angeles, USA

Jianghong RAO
Stanford University, USA

Shutao WANG
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Associate Editor of NGP Asia Materials, China


Asst. Prof. Chenjie XU
Nanyang Technological University
Email: cjxu@ntu.edu.sg


Symposium Scope

Owing to their size and unique properties, nanomaterials are an emerging class of material for biomedical applications. Recently, the application of nanomaterials in medicine has gone from potential to reality. There are now many prominent examples of nanomaterials being used to improve human health. The range of applications is enormous, including diagnostics, therapeutics and regenerative medicine. At the same time, common themes emerge when discussing the challenges and opportunities of implementing nanomaterials in medicine. Indeed, one of the biggest issues is how to effectively translate promising nanomaterials from the laboratory research to clinical use.

In this symposium, we will hear from leading experts in the field of nanomaterials and how they bridge the gap between fundamental science and translational biomedical research.


  • Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
  • Nanomaterials for Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Nanomaterials for Medical Device Development


Proceedings Publication

Selected papers presented in this symposium will be published in a special issue of “SLAS Technology

Hao BAI, Zhejiang University, China
Amanda BARNARD, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Mary B. CHAN-PARK, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Peng CHEN, Nanyang Technological University,Singapore
Ngar Chee, Gigi CHIU, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Eun Ji CHUNG, University of Southern California, USA
Paolo DECUZZI, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Zhen GU, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Seungpyo HONGUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Xingyu JIANG, National Center for NanoScience and Technology of China, China
Yanyi HUANG, Peking University, China
Hisataka KOBAYASHI, National Cancer Institute, USA
Jae-Seung LEE, Korea University, South Korea
Huiyu LIU, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Zhuang LIU, Suzhou University, China (Recipient of 2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship)
Kostya OSTRIKOV, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Giorgia PASTORIN, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kanyi PU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pep Pàmies, Nature Biomedical Engineering
Thomas Martin RANDAU, University Clinic of Bonn, Germany
Andrew M. SMITH, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Alejandro SOSNIK, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Yixiang WANG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jackie YING, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR, Singapore