This course provides an introduction to current research and applications in the emerging field of nanomedicine, at the interface of nanotechnology and medical science. Nanomedicine is inherently multi-disciplinary, involving different disciplines such as physics, chemistry, pharmacology, biology, medicine and, of course, engineering.
Lectures are designed to provide the student with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and research experience of the principles, technology and applications within this area, bridging the gaps between nanotechnology, design and processing of nanomaterials, medicine and healthcare.
- Physicochemical and biological interactions of injectable nanomaterials with cells, tissues and organs.
- Design, synthesis and characterisation of colloidal bio-nanomaterials for drug delivery, imaging and diagnostics.
- Pharmacokinetics, biodistribution and fate of engineered nanoparticles/nanocarriers.
- Applications, including cancer, gene delivery, vaccine delivery, cardiovascular diseases, and infectious diseases.
- Nanostructured materials for tissue engineering and cell encapsulation.
- Nanotoxicology aspects.
- Translation of nanotechnology-systems from bench to the clinic.
Textbooks and References:
Lecture notes/handouts will be distributed. There are no specific textbooks for the course; assigned readings will be announced weekly based on topics being covered.