Nanomaterials play an immensely important role in modern biology and medicine. Their small sizes allow them to readily access biological structures and organisms, and their varied properties allow a range of applications. From contrast agents or signallers in biomedical imaging, to drug delivery vehicles, sensing devices, and antibacterial coatings, nanomaterials are already widely applied in medical and clinical environments. Functional nanocomposites are widespread in the development of clinical implants, supports, and precision medical tools. Furthermore, nanomaterials and nanocomposites are increasingly being applied as sensors, transponders, and emitters in environmental and ecosystems monitoring.

This symposium gathers interdisciplinary experts whose research focuses on improving the state-of-the-art and future prospects of the full spectrum of nanomaterials towards biological and medicinal applications. Cutting edge results from the forefront of the field will be presented, covering theoretical modelling and novel synthetic techniques, to materials’ characterisation and in-situ testing.

Topics will include:
• Nanomaterials for biomedical imaging
• Nanomaterials for drug delivery
• Nanomaterials for coatings in medicine
• Nanomaterials for biological and environmental sensors
• Clinical nanocomposites