Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Nanoparticles and their Applications in Smart Drug Delivery systems
31 August - 01 September 2016

Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Nanoparticles and their Applications in Smart Drug Delivery systems

Date: Wednesday & Thursday / 31 August - 01 September 2016

Time: 8:00-12:00  / 14:00 -18:00

VenueSchool of Pharmacy, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, IRAN

Instructor: Dr. Mohammad Johari, PhD in Medicinal Chemistry

Please contact us for more  information:
Research Office, School of Pharmacy, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, 5618953141, Ardabil, Iran.
Phone: +98 45 335 22 435, Fax: +98 45 335 22 197   
Email: researchoffice@pharmacy.arums.ac.ir

Nanotechnology is receiving significant attention as an emerging scientific discipline in all areas of science encompassing chemistry, physics and biology (Ferreira and Missailidis, 2007). Based on Royal Society reports (Jayasena, 1999) from 2005 to 2008, the USA allocated $3.7 billion in the field of nanotechnology and the UK annually assigned £45 million. Indeed, nanotechnology is ever more firming a foothold in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences, especially in oncology (Choi et al., 2010). Nanoparticles, such as gold nanoparticles (Au NPs), quantum dots (QDs) and superparamagnetic iron oxide (SIONP) are emerging advanced NPs as useful contrast agents and smart drug delivery systems for biomedical applications (Thiesen and Jordan, 2008). QDs, semiconductor nanocrystals with diameter of 2 to 10 nm display superior fluorescent properties without photo-bleaching in comparing with organic chromospheres (Iga et al., 2008). Significant evidences suggest that these advanced NPs can be used as theranostic agents (Ghasemi et al., 2009). It seems that one potential area of application would be in the diagnosis and therapy (theranostics) of cancer (johari et al., 2016).

1-   An introduction to basic concepts of nanotechnology and smart drug delivery systems

2-   Various methods of nanoparticles synthesis

3-   characterization methods for nanoparticle delineation

4-   Practical synthesis of gold nanoparticles

5-   Practical characterization of gold nanoparticles

6-   Advanced nanoparticles and basic application in pharmaceutical sciences

7-   Theory of quantum dot synthesis

8-   practical synthesis of quantum dots

9-   practical characterization of quantum dots

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31 August - 01 September 2016