Andriy Voronov, associate professor of coatings and polymeric materials, organized a symposium on nanotechnology in anticancer research at the fourth International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications, known as ICNFA’13. The conference was held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 12-14.
The scope of the organized symposium is to provide the most up-to-date development of novel nanotechnology-based approaches toward cancer treatment to the nanotechnology-field scientific community. Special emphasis is given to integrated nanotherapeutic systems, including theranostic nanomedicine, and multifunctional designs with cancer targeting, imaging and controlled release properties.
During the symposium, 13 speakers shared their expertise in the various aspects of cancer nanotechnology with the aim of introducing participants to a wide spectrum of novel strategies of diagnostics and treatments, and to foster new research collaborations. Faculty from such institutions as Purdue University, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Utah gave invited talks at the symposium. At the conference, Voronov also served as a scientific committee member for the conference program.
The International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications is a series of conferences that focus on all aspects of nanotechnology, with a goal to bring together international researchers working in the field and foster an environment conducive to research advancement.
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