Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Nanoparticles and the immune system: risks and therapeutic opportunities. 2nd Edition

Dates & Venue
25th May to 5th June
Departament of Biology, Universidade do Minho
The course will take place at MICA room B2052 in the Department of Biology, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar. 
Course Info

The recent boom in nanotechnology based products in our daily life has led to concerns regarding safety and eventual risks of exposure to nanoparticles. On the other hand, development of nanodevices of increasing sophistication and complexity may yield more effective therapies compared to conventional medicine. Thus, the course will focus at presenting and discussing important concepts for understanding the potential risks of exposure of the human organism to nanoparticles, in particular at the level of the immune system. Simultaneously, the cutting edge progresses in nanotechnology-based strategies to control and modulate immune responses in order to treat and potentially cure diseases such as cancer and chronic infections, will also be discussed. Practical classes will allow the participants to produce specific types of nanoparticles, evaluate their cytotoxicity and interaction with immune cell.

Paula Sampaio
CBMA, UMinho, Portugal
Andreia Gomes
CBMA, UMinho, Portugal
Manuel Vilanova
ICABS, UPorto, Portuga
Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez
CFUM, UMinho, Portugal
Marlene Lúcio
CFUM, UMinho, Portuga
Alexandra Correia
ICABS, UPorto, Portugal
Artur Ribeiro
CBMA/CEB, UMinho, Portugal
Clarisse Ribeiro
CFUM, UMinho, Portugal
Catarina Gonçalves
CEB, Uminho, Portugal
Catarina Carneiro
CBMA, Uminho, Portugal
Eugénia Nogueira
CBMA, Uminho, Portugal


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