International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology 2017 was held in Barcelona on September 25-27 and thanks to the chairman, the plenary speakers and the participants, was a huge success!

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology 2017 group photo



Prof. Víctor F. Puntes
ICREA, Spain


International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology Chairman
Prof. Víctor F. Puntes (Chairman)

ICREA, Spain

Damjana Drobne
Prof. Damjana Drobne

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology Hak-Soo-Choi-
Prof. Hak Soo Choi

Harvard Medical School, USA

Philippe Barthélémy
Prof. Philippe Barthélémy 

Bordeaux Segalen University, France

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology Alexander Seifalian

Prof. Alexander Seifalian

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation centre, UK

Prof. Rachel Auzely

Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales – CNRS, France

Dr. Julien Nicolas

Galien Paris-Sud Institute (UMR CNRS 8612), France

Dr. Kai Licha

Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Berlin, Germany

Duncan Craig
Prof. Duncan Craig

UCL School of Pharmacy, UK

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology Stephan Barcikowski
Prof. Stephan Barcikowski

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. María Vallet Regí

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Maria_Jose_Alonso ICONAN 2017

Prof. María José Alonso

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Prof. Gaelle Offranc Piret

French Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), France

Prof. Andre G Skirtach

Ghent University, Belgium

Etienne Dague
Dr. Etienne Dague

CNRS, France

Prof. Ibtisam E Tothill

Cranfield University, UK

Prof. Nadine Millot

University of Burgundy, France

Dr. Sijumon Kunjachan

Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Fernando Torres Andón

Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Italy

Dr. Rongjun Chen

Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Wafa Al-Jamal

University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Ruth Schmid

SINTEF, Norway

Prof. Hak Soo Choi

Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar

Harvard University, USA

Prof. Claire Billotey

Jean Monnet University, France

Dr Nicolas Bertrand

Laval University, Canada

Dr. Sébastien Balme

Montpellier 2 University, France

Dr. Isha Mutreja

University of Otago, New Zealand

Dr. Henrique Faneca

Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Maria Bryszewska

University of Lodz, Poland

Albana Halili
Dr. Albana Halili

Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres, Faculty of Information Technology, Albania

Albana Halili
Dr. Khoon Lim

University of Otago, New Zealand

Prof. Vadim Kessler

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Dr. Nejat Düzgüneş

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, USA

Dr. Helena F Florindo

Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Christophe Moreau

 Institut de Biologie Structurale, France

Prof. William Waissmann

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – São Paulo State University, Brazil

Prof. Mariano Venanzi

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Dr. Stéphane Roux

University of Franche-Comté, France

Prof. Zofia Lipkowska

Institute Of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy Of Sciences, Poland

Dr. Kazuo Umemura

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Prof. Davide Prosperi

University of Milano Bicocca (Unimib), Italy



The Royal Society of Chemistry has been pleased to offer:

  A certificate

  A free online subscription to the Nanoscale Horizon journal

  A free online subscription to the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering journal


  1. Dr. Havva Yagci Acar from the Koc University for the abstract “Cationic Ag2S NIR Quantum Dots and Their Theranostic Applications” for the outstanding ICONAN 2017 abstract prize
  2. Mr. Julio Manuel Rios de la Rosa from the University of Manchester for the abstract “Hyaluronic Acid and CD44: A Not So Straightforward Relationship” for the best ICONAN 2017 student abstract prize
  3. Ms. Geeta Arya from the Central University of Rajasthan for the abstract “Polymeric nanoparticles assisted delivery of nucleic acid for targeted gene therapy for the best ICONAN 2017 poster presentation


Once your abstract has been accepted by the Scientific Committee you can choose whether to submit your full paper for publication or not.

The conference proceedings will be published in the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials.


The ICONAN 2017 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials (Scopus indexed) has been chosen to publish the Conference Proceedings through a special issue. Only authors whose abstracts have been accepted by the Scientific Committee can submit the corresponding full paper to be considered for the Conference Proceedings. Authors must comply with the following rules when submitting their full paper:

For each submitted paper, the referees will be appointed by the Conference Guest Editor. Once the reviewing process is completed, the result will be notified to the author. The authors are required to follow the referees’ recommendations in order to improve their paper before the final submission. More information will be available soon about the important dates and the guest editors.

The full papers must be submitted and reviewed via the Inderscience online system: first, you need to register here: http://www.inderscience.com/ospeers/authorregister.php. Once registered you will be able to start the submission process, please choose the “International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials” as Journal and “ICONAN 2017: Special Issue on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology” option as Special Issue on the pulldown menus.

Important dates

  • Submission of manuscripts deadline: January 1st, 2018
  • Notification to authors: March 1st, 2018
  • Final versions due: May 1st, 2018

Guest Editor

  • Dr. Havva Yagci Acar