The MaNaCa consortium has recently held a combined 2nd Training Workshop and 1st Summer School in Thessaloniki during 25-28 August 2020. The combined workshop and summer school was a hybrid event – with both on-site and web participation – which focused on structural and magnetic characterization of magnetic nanohybrids and their application to cancer therapy aiming to provide training in the basic principles of nanomagnetism and its biomedical applicability through 22 fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetically driven cancer therapies. A copy of the event’s book of abstracts is available here.
2nd Training Workshop
The workshop programme consisted of 22 tutorial lecture sessions given by experts in the fields divided in four sessions: a). Materials & Structure, b). Magnetism & Properties, c). Biomedical Constraints and d). Cancer Specific Aspects. A full copy of the event’s scientific programme is available here.
The workshop/summer school - with 78 participants from 11 countries - was held in English and addressed towards Greek and foreign graduates and PhD students, as well as to post-doc and young researchers (61 in total) working in the field of magnetic nanomaterials focusing on their biomedical applicability.
1st Summer School
The Summer School involved four Lab Courses that took place during the afternoons, which the students had the chance to follow:
Lab Course 01: Young researchers: Present & Publish
M. Farle, Germany: How to make a good scientific oral presentation
C. Bratsas & S. Zapounidou, Greece: How to avoid predatory journals and plan your publication strategy
A video recording of Lab Course 01 is available here.
Lab Course 02: Young researchers: Propose & Manage
G. Brandon, Luxembourg: H2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships for young researchers
A video recording of Lab Course 02 is available here.
Lab Course 03: Young researchers: Samples & Biomedicine
E. Myrovali & K. Kazeli, Greece: Hands on Samples for biomedical applications
A video recording of Lab Course 03 is available here.
Lab Course 04: Young researchers: Magnetic Hyperthermia
A.R. Tsiapla, N. Maniotis, A. Makridis, Greece: Hands on magnetic particle hyperthermia: Experiment & evaluation
A video recording of Lab Course 04 is available here.
Also, the Summer School included two flash presentation web-poster sessions for young researchers, where they had the chance to present their results while onsite participants hung printouts of their posters and discussed their results during the workshop breaks.
A video recording of the web-poster sessions is available here.