ESB-NANOSTEM Joint Sympoium

Title: New nanomaterials for neural stem cells drug delivery

Brain conditions such as neurodegenerative diseases, stroke and traumatic injuries are a major burden in modern society. Because neural stem cells (NSCs) can differentiate into new neural cells, including neurons, the regulation of their proliferation, differentiation and migration represents a promising regenerative/therapeutic strategy. The hypothesis of NANOSTEM project is that novel nanoparticles (NPs) combined with recent developed pharmaceuticals can be an efficient approach to control the biological activity of NSCs.

During this multidisciplinary symposium 14 Early-Stage Researchers will present their recent findings and advancements within the frame of the NANOSTEM European Project. The topics covered will be ranging from organic and polymer chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, and computational science, with particular emphasis on:

1) synthesis of nanomaterials and uploading of the therapeutics

2) evaluation of the permeation and efficacy of the formulations against neural stem cells

3) in vivo studies to assess the toxicity of the formulations developed and their ability to tackle the brain.


NANOSTEM is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 G.A. 764958). The network is coordinated by Prof Marina Resmini at QMUL and comprises 9 beneficiary teams and 3 associated partners, from 6 different European countries, both from academia and industry.

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Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
Virtual conference
24 August 2021

Late Registration
Virtual conference
from 25 August 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
as fully virtual conferencel

Biomechanics part:
9 September 2021

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

Taking into consideration the health and safety of all presenters, exhibitors and attendees, and the importance of assuring the quality of the Conference Program, the Organising Committee has taken the difficult decision to move ESB2021 to a fully virtual format, from September 5-9, 2021.

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