We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 5th International Conference on Bioengineering and Biotechnology (ICBB'19):
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IPCF), Italy
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr. Domenico Lombardo
Dr. Domenico Lombardo is a physicist and materials engineer in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IPCF) of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies (ITALY).
He is performing both experimental and theoretical research in the soft matter, drug delivery and biotechnology fields, in collaboration with the industry, major Italian and European research institutions, and international partners. His research activity is focused on:
- Experimental and theoretical investigation of the self-assembly (and supramolecular) processes of nanostructured and hybrid (inorganic-inorganic) bio-materials.
- Study of the soft interaction between nanocarriers and biological (and model) membranes.
He is supervisor of a research unit at the CNR-IPCF (Italy), lecturer in several post-graduate courses at University. He has been leading several major research projects that are related to biotechnology, material science and engineering. He has been involved in instrumental development projects within various European laboratories and synchrotron radiation facility (such as Elettra in Trieste-Italy and LURE in Orsay-France).
He has been involved in the organization, in the scientific committees and as invited speaker of several workshops, seminars, and national and international conferences. He repeatedly participated at various expert committees at the national and international level. He regularly acts as a consultant, reviewer and editorial board member in various peer-reviewed international scientific journals. He is co-author of over 100 publications (e.g., in peer-reviewed Journals, Conference proceedings, Book chapters).
Topic of Keynote: Smart Nanocarriers and Drug Delivery: Soft Interaction and Colloidal Stability in Complex Biological MediaKeynote Abstract
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr Xianfeng Chen received his MSc and PhD from National University of Singapore, and University of Oxford, respectively. He is currently working in the Institute for Bioengineering in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Dr Chen’s research is focused on biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and the application of nanomaterials in biology and medicine. In these areas, he has been working on physical (microneedle & nanoneedle arrays) and chemical (nanomaterials) tools for drug delivery and sensing. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and these publications generated an h-index of 40 and >3900 citations. Additionally, he has 2 book chapters and 10 granted patents & 17 patent applications in drug delivery technologies in major countries and regions, mostly in the USA and Europe. Some of these technologies have been invested by venture companies for commercialisation with investment of >36 million US dollars. For scientific community service, he serves as an Associate Editor of IET Nanobiotechnology and Editorial Board Member of Sensor.
Topic of Keynote: Nanotechnologies for Advanced Drug Delivery SystemsKeynote Abstract