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5th Zing Bionanomaterials Conference 2015

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We are proud to announce the 5th Zing Bionanomaterials Conference which shall be taking place in April 2015.


This conference will consider advances in nanobiomaterials with a special emphasis on the synthesis, the caracterisation including synchrotron and neutron approaches, the toxicity and the therapeutics. The interaction of the nanomaterials  with biomolecules, biological interfaces and biofluids will receive a special consideration.

 A key topic will be the transport of nanoparticles across barriers such as cell membranes and the blood brain barrier, as well as transport in and between cells such as neurones. Such processes give rise to the possibility of using the nanoparticles as vectors to deliver therapeutic materials. The goal of this ZING conference is to bring together the experts in the relevant fields and animate discussions on the relevance of in silico, in vitro and in vivo tools and models for the assessment of drug delivery by oral and parenteral routes.

A further topic will be the elucidation of toxicity effects and the link between nanoparticles surface properties, cell response, and the fate of nanoparticles taken up by cells. This issue must be resolved for any widespread application of nanobiomaterials to become effective.

To take a look at the group photo from the 4th Bionanomaterials Conference, click here.

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The Conference Chairs


Marie-Louise SaboungiIMPMC

Marie-Louise Saboungi is Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the French Universities and shares her research between the University of Orleans, the CNRS and the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. She served as Director of a research institute in Orleans (CRMD) for 10 years and as Co-Director of the Materials, Energy and Geosciences Thrust Area at Orleans. Prior to that she was a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, where she established close collaborations with the University of Chicago’s James Franck Institute and with Cornell University’s Food Sciences Department. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, from which she received the Helmholtz-Humboldt Prize in 2008. She has served on international advisory committees as well as national committees in the US for the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, in France for the CNRS and AERES, and in the European Community where she is currently on the FET Advisory Board for Horizon 2020. She has organized and chaired over fifty international conferences and workshops including two Gordon Research Conferences. She actively participated in the Association of Women in Science and received an Award for Leadership in the Professions from the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. She has twice been awarded grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a research fellowship from the Ikerbasque Foundation in Spain. At present she is involved in investigating complex soft materials with a special interest in the thermal, magnetic and biomedical properties of functionalized nanomaterials with a view to applications in energy and biotechnology.

sam-bader-150x150Sam Bader – Argonne National Laboratory

Sam Bader is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, emeritus as of 2014. He remains Chief Scientist for Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials. He served as Magnetic Films Group Leader for over a quarter century, and Associate Director of Argonne’s Materials Science Division for over a decade. In graduate school at UC Berkeley he worked on f-electron magnetic and superconducting systems at low temperatures. His recent research interests included creating novel hybrid permanent magnets, and exploring laterally confined nanomagnets in order to develop magnetic electronics and bio-inspired, self assembled magnetic nanostructures. He has coauthored over 370 papers listed on the Web of Science with 14,000 citations and an h-index of 65 (16,000 citations and h=71 on Google Scholar). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). His honors include a U.S. DOE – BES (Department of Energy-Basic Energy Sciences) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Physics, the AVS Thornton Memorial Award, cited for “seminal contributions to the atomic-level understanding of surface and thin film magnetism,” and the APS David Adler Lectureship Award, cited “for spirited lectures, writing and experimental research in the area of nanomagnetism, magnetic films, multilayers and surfaces of metallic systems, including championing the surface magneto-optic Kerr effect approach.” He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was Chair of the APS Division of Condensed Matter in 2011-2012, and Chair of its Division of Materials Physics in 2004-2005. He chaired the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Advanced Light Source synchrotron in Berkeley, California from 2003-2006. He was a member of the physics decadal study committee in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CMMP2010) of the National Research Council. He was a Vice President of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) and chair of its Commission 10 on Structure and Dynamics in Condensed Matter from 2009-2011; he also chaired the U.S. Liaison Committee of IUPAP in 2010 and 2011. He has been on the Advisory Board of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network since 2004. He is an Associate Editor of Applied Physics Letters and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.


Talk Consideration Deadline: Closed……..Poster Submission Deadline: 1st April 2015

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please follow the links below.

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The Venue

Carvoeiro, Algarve. Portugal.



25th April – 28th April 2015

In the picturesque town of Carvoeiro, where the sea has carved endless, intriguing little bays into the cliffs, stands a unique 4 star hotel in the Algarve, an idyllic location to serve as a conference host.

With a privileged location on the cliff top overlooking Vale Covo and with the excellent cuisine served in the restaurants, the Tivoli Carvoeiro promise to satisfy even the most demanding of palates. At the end of the day, the lounge bars provides the perfect setting to continue the discussions over a drink in relaxed surroundings.

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is located in the picturesque village of Carvoeiro, just a 10 minute walk from the town centre and is approximately 54 Km from Faro International Airport.

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Plenary Speakers


Laurence Motte
Universite Paris 13
Synthesis and functionalisation of nanoparticles and some biological applications


Claus-Michael Lehr
Saarland University
Nanomedicines for targeting epithelial barriers: Intestines, skin and lung


Nick Quirke
Imperial College London
Pores, Nanoparticles and Membranes


Quentin Pankhurst
University College London
Translational R&D in Healthcare Biomagnetics


Aitziber L. Cortajarena
IMDEA Nanociencia
Protein-based functional nanostructured biomaterials

Invited Speakers

banadarian-CustomManu Barandiaran
Biomagnetite in mammals, a study by ferromagnetic resonance
begin-colinSylvie Bégin-Colin 
Université de Strasbourg – IPCMS
Dendronized magnetic core-shell and cubic shaped nanoparticles designed for targeting, MRI and hyperthermia
alberto-blancoAlberto Bianco 
Carbon-based nanomaterials in biomedicine and challenges ahead

igor-longIgor Chourpa
Universite de Tours
Nanobiomaterial-cell interactions : importance of the nanosystem structure and of the analytical methodology

aria-luisa-150x150Maria Luisa Fdez-Gubieda
Universidad del Pais Vasco
Hyperthermia response and citotoxity studies of magnetite nanoparticles from Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense bacteria

firestoneMillicent Firestone 
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chemically-Tailored Polymers: Protectors or Promoters of Nanoscale Interactions at Cell Membrane Surfaces

Grove-150x150Tijana Grove
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Protein-directed synthesis of gold nanoparticles with tunable morphology

Dr.-Yanxia-Hou-Broutin-150x150Yanxia Hou-Broutin 
A combinatorial approach for design of glyconanoparticles that mimic biological activities of glycosaminoglycans

liuZhuang Liu 
Soochow University
Nano-theranostics for imaging-guided photo therapy of tumor: fighting cancer metastasis

mendesPaula Mendes 
University of Birmingham
Nanotechnology: Expanding the function and utility of artificial biological interfaces

meunierMarc Meunier
Dassault Systèmes
Molecular simulation of PLA-PEG nanoparticles: application in drug delivery

Milosevic-150x150Irena Markovic
Valsem Industries
Magnetic metrology for iron oxide nanoparticle scaled

ogradyKevin O’Grady
University of York
Mechanisms and Measurements of Magnetic Hyperthermia

pengRui Peng
Soochow University
Graphene oxide and its derivatives selectively regulate bacteria growth and cell cycle

petitDorothée Petit
University of Cambridge
Killing cancer cells by nano magnets

ricci-150x150Maria Antonietta Ricci
Universita’ Roma Tre
Characterization of a thermo and pH-sensitive hydrogel

rodriguez-150x150Juan Martín Rodríguez Rodríguez 
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
Strengths and challenges to obtain water purification at rural areas with Photocatalyc nanomaterials

rozhkovaElena A. Rozhkova 
Argonne National Laboratory
Nano-Bio Interfaces: design, manipulate, visualize

ruzikaBarbara Ruzicka
Università “La Sapienza”
Synchrotron techniques to investigate structure and dynamics of a colloidal clay

serena-150x150Pedro Serena
Spanish National Research Council
Multiscale Biophysics: from DNA to antibodies. A synergetic approach between SPM and HPC simulations.

stambouli-150x150Valerie Stambouli-Sene 
Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique, Grenoble INP
DNA immobilized on a SERS Ag°/TiO2 platform: distribution and orientation of DNA molecules on Ag nanoparticles

ThanhNguyễn T. K. Thanh 
University College London
Synthesis of Au nanorods and magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

wickPeter Wick
Nanomaterial Translocation Across Human Placenta Barrier

Contributing Speakers

Carlos Bastos
MRC- University of Cambridge

Geoff Bothun
University of Rhode Island

Nieves Casañ Pastor

Xiaomin Cui
Kyushu University

Patricia de la Presa
Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado

Nuno Faria
MRC- University of Cambridge

Eleonore Fröhlich
Medical University of Graz

Maite Goiriena
Basque Center for Materials

Nicolas Gonzalez
Schaefer Techniques

Blanka Halamoda-Kenzaoui
EC Joint Research Centre

Erzsébet Illés
University of Szeged

Linda Johnston
National Research Council Canada

Agnieszka Kinsner-Ovaskainen
EC Joint Research Centre

Seunghwan Lee
Technical University of Denmark

Erica Locatelli
University of bologna

Alexander Lyubartsev
Stockholm University

Marion Mathelié-Guinlet
University of Bordeaux

John McBride
Queen’s University Belfast

Helen McCarthy
Queen’s University Belfast

Cian McCrudden
Queen’s University, Belfast

Mélissa Morcrette

Emilie Munnier
University of Tours

Hoang Truc Phuong Nguyen
University of Tours

Addmore Shonhai
University of Venda

Sarah Staniland
The University of Sheffield

Etelka Tombácz
University of Szeged

Ildiko Toth
University of Szeged

Eva Lovisa Christina von Haartman
Åbo Akademi University

Conference Programme

programme-pic-150x150A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by clicking here

Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most recent version. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

Conference Programme

Conference Fees

Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. Please note we can no longer accept payment by cheque.

Event Pass

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Event pass fees include

  • Conference registration
  • Welcome reception
  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference Pack containing programme & abstract book
  • Buffet Lunches (including the final day of the meeting)
  • Evening meals on Days 1&2 including wine & soft drinks
  • All coffee breaks during the conference
  • Poster Session & Refreshments
  • Ample time & opportunities for networking
  • On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

Event pass fees do not include

  • Accommodation at the conference venue.

Accommodation reservations must be made directly by delegates with the hotel via the Hotel Reservations link below

Optional Extra

Farewell Dinner

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The Farewell Dinner takes place on the evening of Day 3 of the conference and includes.

  • Conference Awards
  • Private themed meal, serving local/regional foods
  • Live entertainment from the local area
  • Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic drinks

Accompanying guests are welcome to attend the dinner at the same price.

Farewell Dinner tickets can also be purchased on-site at the conference.

Hotel Reservations

The link below will allow you to make a direct reservation to stay with the Tivoli Carvoeiro at a specially agreed rate. The price offered is based on a bed & breakfast basis as lunches and evening meals (excluding the gala dinner) are included in the Event Pass fee.

Please note, the hotel has a maximum occupancy of 3 persons per room.

Hotel Reservations