Plenary lectures

Fabiana Quaglia, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Fabiana Quaglia is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Department of Pharmacy – University of Napoli Federico II, Italy. She graduated in Pharmacy (1992), received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (1997) and a Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy (1998) from University of Napoli Federico II. She obtained postdoctoral training at the University of Paris-Sud, France. Since 2021, she is affiliated to the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) of the National Research Council, Italy.
Her primary research interests focus on combination therapeutic approaches for the treatment of different diseases using engineered polymeric nanoparticles. She has published 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals receiving more than 6000 citations with an h-index of 45.
She was an Individual Membership Representative of EUFEPS (2005-2007) and an Interim Managing Editor of Biomedical Microdevices (2021–2022). She serves as an Associate Editor for Europe/Africa on Drug Delivery and Translational Research.

Conference title

Cyclodextrins as smart components in drug delivery systems: the path to clinical translation

Jun Li, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Dr Li Jun received his PhD (1995) and MSc (1992) in macromolecular science from Osaka University, Japan. He is currently a Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a Principal Investigator at NUS Environmental Research Institute, NUS (Chongqing) Research Institute, and NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked as a Senior Scientist at the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, and as a Special Postdoctoral Researcher at the RIKEN Institute in Japan. Prof. Li’s expertise lies across the synthetic and bio-based polymers, and their supramolecular self-assemblies forming nanostructures for various applications such as drug and gene delivery, tissue engineering, personal care, and environmental sustainability. So far, he has published more than 200 articles in international journals, which received more than 15,800 citations with an h-index of 70. He filed 12 patents, authored a few book chapters, and edited one research book. He served chairs/co-chairs for 6 international symposia/conferences on the topics of supramolecular chemistry, bio-based polymers, hydrogels, and biomaterials.

Conference title

Innovation on cyclodextrin-based supramolecular polymers for nanomedicine and environmental sustainability applications

Emmanuel Cadot, PhD

Professor, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin

Emmanuel Cadot has a Full Professor position at the Institut Lavoisier de Versailles for 2002 and heads the MIM team since 2014 (Molecules-Interaction-Materials). He is involved in molecular Inorganic chemistry, especially in the field of polyoxometalate (POM) chemistry and chemistry of metal-chalcogenide clusters. His scientific current interests concern mainly synthetic and solution chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and electrochemistry in relationship with the design of hybrid materials, the electron transfer processes and the activation of small molecules. Professor Cadot is particularly interested in the supramolecular recognition of POMs with cyclodextrins for the design of a wide variety of hybrid materials derived from core-shell-like molecular systems, [1] crystalline CD-MOFs, [2] hydrogels[3] or composite-like assemblies.[4]
[1]. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (41), 14376–14379; [2] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 10, 4469–4477 , [3] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (36), 12793–12803; [4] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60 (25), 14146–14153.

Conference title

Cyclodextrins, nano-ions and Water : Mastering the Chaotropic effect for the Design of Supramolecular Hybrid Materials