The Summer School “The Medicine of the Future: Nanomedicine” at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (UIMP) has focused on different topics related to the latest advances of nanoscience applied in the medicine field.
From 11th-15th July, the “Medicine of the Future: Nanomedicine” Summer School organized by Nanomed-CSIC and the Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (UIMP) brought together scientific experts from all over Spain in different fields of Nanomedicine. It was aimed at all research staff and students at any stage of basic or advanced scientific training. The objective of the Nanomed-CSIC Summer School was to arouse interest in the attending public in deepening or acquiring new knowledge in the different aspects of Nanomedicine. During the course, the latest international advances in areas such as personalised nanomedicine, nanopharmaceuticals for the heart, nanomaterials for clinical diagnosis, the use of nanoparticles in molecular imaging were shown. Besides, topics like how metallic nanoparticles are obtained, the biological identity of nanomaterials or antimicrobial Nanomedicine have been discussed.
Our Group Leader, Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina has participated as one of the lecturers. On 14th July, Prof. Ruiz-Molina gave a specific seminar about Nanoparticles for treatment and diagnosis in vitro and in vivo. In the afternoon, Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina participated in a round table to discuss the different approaches to nanomedicine to answer the concerns of future scientists who are part of the UIMP Summer School.
The course was organised within two plenary talks (one opening and one closing), two daily thematic talks with questions from the public, and at the end of each day, round tables where maximum student participation was encouraged and shared. With the talks and round tables organised for this purpose, public participation was promoted, providing a global vision of the opportunities and challenges that Nanomedicine represents in the four areas of study that were developed in the Nanomed-CSIC Summer School (nanoTherapy; nanoDelivery; nanoSensors and nanoDiagnosis), summarising the main advances in the application of Nanomedicine.