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Anja Boisen (DTU NANOTECH, Denmark)
Keynote plenary
Anja Boisen is a professor and Head of the Centre of Excellence at the department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. Anja has thorough knowledge on micromechanics and nanotechnology. Her research group focuses on the development and application of micro- and nanosensors as well as microsystems for oral drug delivery and has spun out several companies including Cantion, Silmeco, and BluSense Diagnostics.
Anja is member of the board of the Danish Innovation Foundation, the board of the Villum Foundation, the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.
In 2008, she was awarded the largest research prize in Denmark, the Villum Kann Rasmussen award, followed by the EliteForsk Award from the Danish Ministry of Research, Innovation and Higher Education in 2012. Anja also received the ‘Sapere Aude – top researcher award’ from the Danish Council for Independent Research in 2013.
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Paolo Decuzzi (IIT, Italy)
Keynote plenary
Paolo Decuzzi is a senior researcher and director of the Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova – Italy. Decuzzi’s lab mission is to i. rationally design polymeric nanoconstructs for multi-modal imaging and combination therapy in cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases; ii. fabricate microfluidic chips for the rapid screening of novel molecular and nano-based therapeutic agents; iii. develop multi-scale, hierarchical computational models for predicting the transport and therapeutic efficacy of nanoconstructs; iv. organize dissemination activities at the interface between engineering and biomedical sciences; and v. promote the professional development of lab members in a highly multi-disciplinary environment.
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