PREIN – GeneCellNano Networking seminar Dec. 12, 2022 in Espoo

PREIN-GeneCellNano Networking Seminar

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The networking event on December 12, 2022 in VTT premises Espoo is organised to present the activities of the two flagships and to find new shared areas for collaboration in utilising photonics in medical applications and treatments. Photonics provides applications for example in light-activated drug delivery, biophotonic implants and fiber optics utilised in endoscopy.  

The GeneCellNano flagship is the Gene, Cell and Nano Therapy Competence Cluster for the Treatment of Chronic Diseases.
PREIN is the Flagship for Photonics Research and Innovation.

The event is free of charge, but requires registration. To registration

December 12, 2022 at 10-16
 VTT Ydinturvatalo Espoo, Kivimiehentie 3, Einstein-room

9:45-10:00    Coffee and arrival
10:00-10:20   Welcome and Flagship introductions Seppo Ylä-Herttuala/ GeneCellNano (10 min) and Jussi Hiltunen/ PREIN (10 min)

10:20-11:25  GCN Topic 1: Gene Therapy - From basics to clinical applications, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala (GeneCellNano)
Introduction to bio-photonics Alexey Popov (PREIN/VTT) 
Introduction to fiber optics Regina Gumenyuk (PREIN/TAU) 

11:25-11:45  Coffee break

11:45-13:00  GCN Topic 2: Cell therapy – Current approaches for cancer therapy, Matti Korhonen (GeneCellNano)
Glasses for biophotonic implants and lasers Laeticia Petit (TPREIN/TAU) 
Plasmonics in detection Kirsi Tappura (PREIN/VTT) 
DNA origami-shaped silver nanoparticles Kabusure M. Kabusure (PREIN/UEF) 

13:00 –13:45   Lunch

13:45-15:00  GCN Topic 3: Nanomaterials for therapeutic applications Arto Urtti (GeneCellNano) 
EV – exosome diagnostic and therapeutic avenues Seppo Vainio (GeneCellNano) 
DNA-based plasmonic assemblies Anton Kuzyk (PREIN/Aalto) 
Computational super-resolution imaging Igor Shevkunov (PREIN/TAU)
Light-activated drug release Timo Laaksonen (PREIN/TAU) 

15:00-16:00   Coffee and networking, free discussion on topics and possible future collaboration

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