The 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials


09 - 12 January 2018

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Organized by
City University of Hong Kong

Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Sponsored by
K. C. Wong Education Foundation
Techcomp Limited
Agilent Technologies
Venue

Floor 4, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong

 

Introduction



The 2nd International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials (ICOBAN 2018) will be held at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, from 9 to12 January 2018.

Nanomaterials are materials at nano-scale sizes, usually 1-100 nm. Due to their ultra small size, nanomaterials have demonstrated novel physico-chemical properties and found widespread applications in biomedical field, e.g. diagnostic sensor and targeted drug delivery. Our society today is confronted with various challenges, such as increasing number patients of cancer and neurological diseases, etc. These challenges have propelled the scientific community to develop new types of nanomaterials and formulate novel solutions for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Research in this area has gained enormous attraction as the tools and platforms developed will have significant impact on the future of biotechnology and medicine. By bringing together preeminent experts in the field, ICOBAN2018 will serve as an excellent platform
  1. to provide a forum for extensive scientific discussion and debate among the most prominent experts in nanomaterial research.
  2. to formulate forward-thinking strategies for the design of novel nanomaterials for combating diseases such as cancer and neurological diseases.
  3. to establish a network for the faculty members in local universities and international experts for future collaborations.
  4. to expose young researchers and postgraduate students from local institutes to conference of leading edge research and drive the development of novel nanomaterials for biomedical applications in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a metropolitan city, where the East meets the West. Coming to Hong Kong is easy by flight from all over the world.

We look forward to seeing you in January 2018.

Hongyan SUN
Chairperson

Peggy Pik Kwan LO & Chun Sing LEE
Co-Chairpersons




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Organizing Committee



Chairperson
Dr. Hongyan SUN, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
 
Co-Chairpersons
Dr. Peggy Pik Kwan LO, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Chun Sing LEE, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong

 
International Organizing Committee
Prof. Frédéric BOLZE, Faculté de chimie, Université de Strasbourg, France
Prof. Itaru HAMACHI, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. David JUNCKER, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Canada
Prof. Jonathan F. LOVELL, Biomedical Engineering Department, University at Buffalo, USA
Prof. Chengde MAO, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA
Prof. Abhay PANDIT, Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Prof. Sebestian PERRIER, Department of Chemistry, Warwick University, UK
Prof. Herbert WALDMANN, Department of Chemical Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany
Prof. Bing XU, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, USA
Prof. Shao Qin YAO, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 
Local Organizing Committee
Prof. István T. HORVÁTH, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Michael Hon Wah LAM, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Dennis Kee Pui NG, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Benzhong TANG, Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Ricky Man Shing WONG, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. Kwok Yin WONG, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Wing Tak WONG, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Michael Meng Su YANG, Department of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Wenjun ZHANG, Department of Physics and Material Science, City University of Hong Kong

 
Secretary
Miss Grace Ching Man NG, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong

Scientific Themes


Nanomaterials for the delivery of drugs, genes, vaccines and proteins
. . . . .
Functional nanomaterials for phototherapies
. . . . .
Nanomaterials for biomedical diagnostic and imaging applications
. . . . .
Fluorescent probes for biological detection
. . . . .
Self-assembly of nanomaterials for biomedical application
. . . . .
Nanomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
. . . . .
Nanomaterials for cancer theranostics

Speakers


Plenary Speakers

Prof. Xiaoyuan CHEN, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, USA
Prof. Itaru HAMACHI, Kyoto University, Japan
Prof. Jonathan F. LOVELL, University at Buffalo, USA
Prof. Xiaojun PENG, Dalian University of Technology, China
Prof. Jianlin SHI, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Prof. Jackie Y. YING, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore


 
Invited Speakers

Overseas
Prof. Chia-Ching CHANG, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Prof. Baoquan DING, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Mingyuan GAO, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Prof. David JUNCKER, McGill University, Canada
Prof. Gaolin LIANG, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Xing-Jie LIANG, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Dongsheng LIU, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Gang LIU, Xiamen University, China
Prof. Runhui LIU, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Lie MA, Zhejiang University, China
Prof. Abhay PANDIT, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Prof. Daiwen PANG, Wuhan University, China
Prof. Kanyi PU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Sebastien PERRIER, University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Xiangzhi SONG, Central South University, China
Prof. Alejandro SOSNIK, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Prof. Hsing-Wen SUNG, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Yanqing TIAN, South University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Pengfei WANG, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China
Prof. Shutao WANG, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Bengang XING, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Huaping XU, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Zhimou YANG, Nankai University, China
Prof. Xiang ZHOU, Wuhan University, China
Prof. Zhi ZHU, Xiamen University, China

 
Local
Prof. Liming BIAN, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. I Ming HSING, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Fei SUN, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Kwok Yin WONG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Ricky Man Shing WONG, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. Jiang XIA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Feng YAN, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Dan YANG, The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Michael Meng Su YANG, City University of Hong Kong

Programme

(Updated on 6 December 2017)



The Conference will consist of plenary and invited lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations by participants. All lectures will be presented in a single-session format. English will be the official language for the entire event.


Programme Summary


DATE Jan 09, 2018
Tue
Jan 10, 2018
Wed
Jan 11, 2018
Thu
Jan 12, 2018
Fri
AM SESSION     Welcome & Opening

(08:45-09:00)
Session V:
Self-assembly and nanomaterials (I)


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. HAMACHI Itaru
Session IX:
Nanomaterials for cancer theranostics (II)


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. PENG Xiaojun
Session I:
Nanomaterials for cancer theranostics (I)


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. CHEN Xiaoyuan
Tea Break
    Session II:
Nanomaterials for drug delivery and cancer therapy


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. SHI Jianlin
Session VI:
Nanomaterials for biological applications (I)


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. YING Jackie Y.
Session X:
Nanomaterials for drug delivery and cancer diagnostics


With Plenary Talk by
Prof. LOVELL Jonathan F.
Group Photo Taking
Lunch (City Top Restaurant, 9/F, Amenities Building)
PM SESSION Registration
&
Welcoming Reception


Outside
LT-16

(16:00-19:00)
Session III:
DNA-based biomedical applications
Session VII:
Self-assembly and nanomaterials (II)
Session XI:
Nanomaterials and devices for biomedical applications
Closing Ceremony
&
Poster Award Presentation


(15:45-16:00)
Tea Break  
Session IV:
Fluorescent probes for biological detection
Poster Session
Banquet

(18:30-21:00)
Session VIII:
Nanomaterials for biological applications (II)

Call for Paper


Participants intending to contribute papers should follow the Abstract Guidelines and use an Abstract Template for submitting an abstract to the Conference Secretariat before 31 October 2017. Article title, author's names, their affiliations and the abstract should be sent via email to icoban2018@cityu.edu.hk. A Sample is attached for reference.

Authors should specify whether they prefer oral presentation or poster presentation.

The Conference Secretariat will inform participants of acceptance of oral / poster presentation by 6 November 2017. Abstract will be taken away if no registration is confirmed by 30 November 2017.



Registration


Registration fees for participates include the conference proceeding, refreshments, lunches and a dinner banquet.

Student fee does not include the excursion/banquet.


Registration Fees

On or before
31 October 2017
After
31 October 2017
Regular US 600 US 700
Students * US 300 US 350
Hong Kong Students * US 100 US 150

* Proof of student identity is required.



Registration Forms

Regular

Students

Important Dates


31 October 2017: Deadline for Abstract Submission
31 October 2017: Deadline for Early-bird Registration
6 November 2017: Notification of acceptance of oral/poster presentation

* Abstract will not be considered if no registration is confirmed by 30 November 2017.

Accommodation for International Participants



Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels for the participants. Reservation request forms can be downloaded from the Conference website and must be submitted to the hotel directly.

The Cityview Hotel

(https://thecityview.com.hk/)
Economy Plus HK$750
Premier Room HK$900
(exclusive of 10% tax)
Cityview Hotel Reservation Form

The Royal Park Hotel

(http://www.royalpark.com.hk)
Standard HK$950
River View HK$1,050
(exclusive of 10% tax)
Royal Park Hotel Reservation Form

Metro Park Hotel

(http://www.metroparkhotelmongkok.com)
Superior Room HK$950
Superior Room with breakfast HK$1,020
(exclusive of 10% tax)
Metro Park Hotel Reservation Form

Stanford Hillview Hotel (Tsimshatsui)

(https://www.stanfordhotels.com.hk/hillview/)
Oak Room HK$790
Pine Room: HK$990
(inclusive of 10% tax)
Stanford Hillview Hotel Reservation Form

Stanford Hotel (Mongkok)

(https://www.stanfordhotels.com.hk/stanford/)
City Room HK$700
COSMO Room HK$900
(inclusive of 10% tax)
Stanford Hotel Mongkok Reservation Form

Transportation




Transportation FROM / TO Airport

HONG KONG AIRPORT RAIL LINK

Operated by the MTR Corporation, the fast and reliable Airport Express (AEL) rail service takes passengers from the airport to Tsing Yi Station (in 14 minutes), Kowloon Station (in 22 minutes) and Hong Kong Station (in 24 minutes). Trains operate from 5:50 am to 1:15 am daily, at 10-minute intervals.

Fares FROM / TO Airport:

TICKET Airport Station
Hong Kong Station
Airport Station
Kowloon Station
Airport Station
Tsing Yi Station
Single Journey HK$ 115 HK$ 105 HK$ 70
Round Trip HK$ 205 HK$ 185 HK$ 120

  • Tickets can be purchased from Ticket Issuing Machines or Customer Service Centres at all Airport Express Stations. (Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are accepted).

  • Single Journey and Round Trip Tickets are also available at Customer Service Centres at all MTR Stations.

  • The round trip ticket is valid for 30 days from date of issue.


For further information, please click here.


TAXI

Taxis to almost anywhere in Hong Kong are readily available. The followings are estimated fares:

BETWEEN AND TAXI FARES
Airport City University of Hong Kong HK$ 260
Airport Mongkok HK$ 265
Airport Kowloon City HK$ 270
Airport Tsim Sha Tsui East HK$ 270
Airport Shatin HK$ 290
AEL Kowloon Station City University of Hong Kong HK$ 70
AEL Kowloon Station Mong Kok HK$ 60
AEL Kowloon Station Kowloon City HK$ 90
AEL Kowloon Station Tsim Sha Tsui East HK$ 60
AEL Kowloon Station Shatin HK$ 120


For further information, please click here.


BUS

Hong Kong International Airport is well served by public bus routes, taking passengers to and from most parts of Hong Kong. Please click here for further information.



Getting to City University of Hong Kong

The way to get to City University of Hong Kong can be by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), bus or taxi. Please click here for details.

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Download Area



Call for Paper

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Sample

Abstract Template

Registration Forms

Regular

Students

Contact Us


Please direct all correspondence and return the registration form to:

The Conference Secretariat
The 2nd Internation Conference on Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials (ICOBAN 2018)

Department of Chemistry
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

+852 3442 7833
+852 3442 7095

+852 3442 0522