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Plenary/Keynote Speakers

[As of 7/10/2015]



  • GUO, Peixuan

  • William S. Farish Fund Endowed Chair in Nanobiotechnology
    Director, Nanobiotechnology Center
    College of Pharmacy
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

    “Discovery of a Third Type of Biomotor Using Revolution Mechanism without Rotation and Application of Its Components in Single Pore Sensing and RNA Nanotechnology”


  • HO, Chih-Ming

  • Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor
    Henry Samueli School of Engineering
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    “Phenotypic Personalized Medicine (PPM)”


  • HYEON, Taeghwan

  • SNU Distinguished Fellow and Professor
    Director of Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
    School of Chemical & Biological Engineering
    Associate Editor, Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS)
    Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    “Designed Chemical Synthesis and Assembly of Uniform-sized Nanoparticle for Medical Applications”


  • PARKER, Kevin Kit

  • Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering & Applied Physics
    School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

    “Beyond Electrospinning: New Manufacturing Methods for Bioinspired Textiles”




  • GANG, Oleg

  • Center for Functional Materials
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Upton, NY, USA

    “DNA-Programmable Nanoparticle Assembly: From Principles to Material Design”


  • KAPLAN, David

  • Distinguished Professor and Stern Family Professor of Engineering
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Bioengineering and Biotechnology Center
    Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
    Associate Editor, ACS Biomacromolecules
    Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

    “Advances and Challenges with Fibrous Protein Biomaterial Designs”


  • ODOM, Teri W.

  • Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    Executive Editor, ACS Photonics
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL, USA

    “Gold Nanostar Probes for Imaging and Therapeutics”



  • Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Havard Medical School
    Boston, MA, USA

    “Targeting Tumor Vasculature and Microenvironment for Nanomedicine”


  • GAO, Xiaohu

  • Professor of Department of Bioengineering
    The Center for Nanotechnology
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA, USA

    “Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging and Treatment”


  • SUN, Yu

  • Professor & McLean Senior Faculty Fellow
    Canada Research Chair in Micro & Nano Engineering Systems
    Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
    Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada

    “Robotic Manipulation of Cellular and Intracellular Structures”


  • SUN, Dong

  • Chair Professor and Head
    Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
    City University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China

    “Cell Surgery Robotics in Cell Fusion Application”


  • ZHAROV, Vladimir P.

  • Professor and Director of Arkansas Nanomedicine Center
    Director of Phillips Classic Laser and Nanomedicine Laboratories
    Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Cancer Institute
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, AR, USA

    “In Vivo Nanotest”