ESF Research Conferences

3rd European Science Foundation Summer School

Nanomedicine 2011

19-24 June 2011

LEUCOREA and Luther-Hotel, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

Organising Committee: Karsten Mäder, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, DE; Heidi Foth, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, DE; Rogério Gaspar, University of Lisbon, PT & Maria J. Vicent, CIPF Valencia, ES


NEW! The Conference Programme is available here!

Poster size: A0 (0,70m * 1,20m)

The ESF Forward Look Report on Nanomedicine (2005; recommended the need to establish Pan-European interdisciplinary Research and Training Conferences covering the broad field of Nanomedicine. The first highly successful ESF Research Conference on Nanomedicine was held at Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2006. This was followed by the 1st and 2nd ESF Summer Schools in Nanomedicine which took place in Cardiff, UK (2007) and Lisbon, Portugal (2009). The Summer School is a biennial event to be held at different locations throughout Europe and in 2011 it will be hosted by the University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Aims and Purpose

The ESF Summer School has been designed to provide an intensive state-of the- art training across all of the sub-disciplines of Nanomedicine, and to foster discussion and exchange of ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. The lectures, tutorials and interactive workshops will particularly cover all aspects that are needed to transfer new nanotechnologies from bench to bedside – from materials science and engineering to clinical need, from rational design of nanopharmaceuticals, imaging agents and constructs for tissue engineering to safe and practical development. The programme will be structured to allow free time in the afternoon for informal networking and small group tutorials with timetabled events in the morning, late afternoon and evening. Posters will be mounted throughout the meeting.

Learn more...

Conference flyer (PDF - 236 KB); last updated 3-March-2011.

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only.
Please click here to register.

Extra places are available. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Conference Officer.

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the Registration Form.The conference will start in the evening of Sunday 19 June 2011 and will end in the afternoon of Friday 24 June 2011. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.

List of accepted Speakers and Participants.

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. More details will be soon available.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners290 €
Assisted for CEE countries*
Conference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners250 €
Early Bird
Registration for a twin room accommodation and payment by 19 May 2011580 €
Registration for a twin room accommodation and payment after 19 May 2011680 €
Non Residential
Conference fee covers conference attendance, all meals and social programme but not accommodation
375 €
Single Room Supplement
120 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on geographical origin*, financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.

*A certain number of grants are garanteed for students and early stage researchers coming from CEE countries. CEE countries include: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

4 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener.. For more information, please click here

Practical Information

Lutherstadt Wittenberg is located about 100 km from Berlin and 60 km from Halle/Saale. The closest airports are Leipzig/Halle, Berlin-Tegel or Berlin-Schönefeld with good train connections to Wittenberg.

The lectures of the Summer School will be held in the LEUCOREA conference center. The LEUCOREA foundation was created in 1994 as a public foundation of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. It supports academic learning and research at the place where 500 years ago one of the most renowned universities has been founded. Just a few steps away accommodation will be provided in the Luther-Hotel Wittenberg. It is an individually managed four star hotel with excellent facilities.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference will be soon available from the Practical Information Page.

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 11-367 in any correspondence.