NanoFar Autumn School: 4th edition already!
From 26 October 2015 to 30 October 2015
The University of Angers is proud, as a leading partner in the Erasmus Mundus NanoFar Program, to participate in the organisation of the next NanoFar Autumn School that will take place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th of October 2015 in Nantes, France.
Each year, the Autumn School is scheduled in a partner university with lectures, workshops and round tables. After Angers, Santiago de Compostela and Brussels, the 4th edition of the NanoFar Autumn school will be held this year in Nantes at the Institut de Recherche en Santé (Institute of Health Research), a major player in the development of research in biology or cognitive therapy. NanoFar Autumn School brings together top-level professors from universities that have integrated the international NanoFar Consortium, ready to deliver the latest updates on nanomedicine research to worldwide PhD students willing to improve their skills and experience.
The aim of the Autumn School is to favour exchanges between all different players in the field of research (students, professors, industrial partners) and to allow PhD students to discuss their thesis projects.
The NanoFar Autumn schools agenda integrates:
- Two daylong Introductory Cross-Disciplinary Research Training sessions, dedicated to teach fundamental principles of drug delivery to biologists and nanomedicine to physical scientists to maximise cross-disciplinary outputs of the EMJD. Local lecturers give these courses, which are restricted to all new PhD students.
- Five days of lectures (covering all relevant aspects related to nanomedicine as design of nanodevices, nanomedicines for diagnosis and imaging, responsive polymers and nanocarriers...), round tables, industrial and clinical workshops, poster sessions and social events.
In this 4th edition major issues on nanomedicine will be discussed, such as targeting tools, biomaterials, nano and bacteria, cell therapy and regenerative medicine, clinical aspects of radiation therapy, toxico nano... This year, Mr. François Hindré, Senior Lecturer at the University of Angers will be addressing young researchers about the latest developments in radio immunotherapy.
Autumn schools are also open to any PhD students from European and non-European universities wishing to improve their knowledge on nanomedicine.
The NanoFar programme is a three-year PhD programme in nanomedicine, co-supervised by partners in two different countries, which includes a one-year mobility period. It represents the core of research activities and aims to provide each student with the highest level scientific curriculum, complementary skills and culture.
First Autumn school NanoFar
The NanoFar Consortium organized its first Autumn School at the University of Angers from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of October. 34 PhD students took part : 12 from NanoFar programme, 14 from Mint laboratory and 8 from others universities (Ukraine, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Niger, Belgium).
The 1st NanoFar school brought together professors from universities composing the NanoFar consortium, NanoFar PhD students, and PhD students who wants to improve their skills in nanomedicine. This School aimed to favour exchanges between all the actors and allowed all PhD students to discuss their projects.
The school proposed four classes a day (click here to see the program and the speakers) which covered all the needed aspects related to nanomedicine: design of nanomedicine devices, nanomedicines for diagnosis and imaging, responsive polymers and nanocarriers, nanomedicine interactions with biological systems, targeted nanotherapeutics, nanomedicine and radiopharmaceutics.
The NanoFar programme is a three-year PhD thesis, co-supervised by partners in two different countries and including a one-year mobility period, constitutes the core of the research activities and aims to provide each student with the highest level scientific curriculum, complementary skills and culture.