Copenhagen Nanomedicine Day 2020

DRA symposium

Nanomedicine is a relatively new field that is starting to impact the therapy of rare and genetic diseases and is expected to contribute to the future of health care and personalized medicine in a significant way. At the University of Copenhagen and other Denmark-based universities, biotechnology companies and health related institutes, there is a significant amount of research going on in the nanomedicine area. To make these efforts more visible, allow for collaborative projects, and share the available resources, we are organizing the already forth Copenhagen Nanomedicine Day 2020. It will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

In addition to local and Danish leaders in Nanomedicine

  • Jørgen Kjems, Aarhus University: “Nucleic acid nanostructures for targeted drug delivery and diagnostics”
  • Camilla Foged, University of Copenhagen: “The dawn of RNA therapeutics – delivery is key”
  • Mie Kristensen, University of Copenhagen: “Drug-conjugation to Tat affects its potential to facilitate brain endothelial cell adherence, uptake, and barrier permeation”
  • Torben Moos, Aalborg University: “Targeted delivery of nanoparticles at the blood-brain barrier”
  • Feng Wan, University of Copenhagen: “Inhalable nanoparticles-assisted site-specific delivery of antimicrobials for the treatment of chronic lung infections”
  • Monica Agnoletti, University of Copenhagen: “Passive lung targeting of biodegradable monosized microspheres for antibiotic delivery”

We will also have a few international speakers including

  • Twan Lammers, RWTH Aachen, Germany: “Smart cancer nanomedicine”
  • Arto Urtti, University of Estern Finland: “Drug Delivery to the Eye: Aspects of Drug Formulation and Pharmacokinetics”
  • Sven Even Borgos, SINTEF, Norway: “RNA nanomedicines – unlimited opportunities and analytical challenges”
  • Bruno Sarmento, University of Porto, Portugal: “Combining mucodiffusion and targeting to optimize the potential of nanomedicine in the intestinal absorption of biodrugs”

For the full programme, please see here.

Participation at the Copenhagen Nanomedicine Day 2020 is free of charge and open to all interested parties. However, you do have to register online – but the excellent talks make it worthwhile. Please register at

The day is sponsored in collaboration with University of British Columbia, Lundbeck Foundation and Drug Research Academy.

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The symposium is arranged on behalf of the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, by Professor Urs Häfeli, Department of Pharmacy.

Participation is free of charge and open for attendance by all interested parties.