Confirmed Speakers

Research interests

Self-assembled low molecular weight gelators (LMWG)

Electrochemical gelation 

Developing methods towards controlling the assembly in multi-component systems

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Prof. Dave J. Adams

(University of Glasgow, UK)

 

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Prof. Ehud Gazit

(Tel Aviv University, Israel)

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Self-assembly at the nano-scale

Unfolding, misfolding and partially folded protein systems in physiological and pathological systems

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Research interests

Soft materials including polymers, colloids and biomaterials

Characterisation of self-assembly  mechanisms and structures

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Prof. Ian Hamley

(University of Reading, UK)

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The development of novel broad-spectrum therapeutic strategies for infections and inflammation

Characterisation of self-assembly  mechanisms and structures

Utilizing functional genomic and bioinformatics studies to define the innate immunity/inflammatory network

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Prof. Robert E. W. Hancock

(University of British Columbia, Canada)

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Research interests

 

Molecular assemblies of biomimetic systems

 

 Biointerfaces

Nanostructures

Tunable Self-Assembly of Dipeptide

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Prof. Junbai Li

(Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China)

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Strategies that enable avoidance of host defenses

Amyloid diseases, or mis-folding diseases

Analyzing tertiary and quarternary structure formation

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Prof. David G. Lynn

(Emory University, USA)

 

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Behaviour of biopolymers and other soft systems

 

Self-assembley of protein molecules

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Prof. Tuomas Knowles

(University of Cambridge, UK)

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Responses of biofilms to antimicrobial treatments and the interaction of microorganisms colonising the skin, nasopharynx, oral cavity and intestine with the human host in health and disease

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Prof. Andrew McBain

(University of Manchester, UK)

 

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Biopolymer nanocomposites

 Biopolymer single crystal growth and characterization

Hydrogel formation via block copolypeptide self-assembley

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Prof. Darrin Pochan

(University of Delaware, USA)

 

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Characterisation of polymers and biopolyers

 

Polymer composites

 

Hydrogels

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Prof. Alberto Saiani

(University of Manchester)

 

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Determining of the structure & dynamics of membrane components in situ using solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Membrane biophysics

 

Structural biology

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Prof. Frances Separovic

(Melbourne University, Australia)

 

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Design and characterise novel materials used in tissue regeneration therapy

Protein-based hydrogel materials

Parenteral delivery of therapeutics

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Prof. Joel Schneider

(NIH/NCI, USA) 

 

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Self-assembly of organic materials

 Biointerfaces

Drug delivery using nanostructures for cancer and cardiovascular applications

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Prof. Samuel Stupp

(Northwestern University, USA)

 

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Strategies that enable avoidance of host defenses

Amyloid diseases, or mis-folding diseases

Analyzing tertiary and quarternary structure formation

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Prof. Xuehai Yan

(Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China)

 

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Synthesis of quantum materials

 

 Customised and adaptive macromolecules for precision sensing and therapy

Polymeric catalysts and hybrid membranes that outperform existing materials

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Prof. Tanja Weil

(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)

 

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Design new biofunctional materials

Exploration in biomedicine

 

Molecular drug delivery

 

Cancer therapy

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Prof. Bing Xu

(Brandeis University, USA)

 

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Research interests

 

Molecular assemblies of biomimetic systems

 

 Biointerfaces

Nanostructures

Tunable Self-Assembly of Dipeptide

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Prof. Hai Xu

(China University of Petroleum, East China)

 

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Development of materials and systems that mimic biology’s adaptive properties

Gels

Nanotubes

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Prof. Rein V. Ulijn

(CUNY, USA)

 

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Self-assembling peptide scaffold

 Biointerfaces

Membrane proteins

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Prof. Shuguang Zhang

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

 

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