Talk: “Using Interactions between Nanoparticles and Receptors to Target Delivery,” Prof. Kenneth Dawson, Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), UNAM Conference Room, 3:40PM February 24 (EN)

Nanocolloquium Series
Dear Colleagues and Students,

You are cordially invited to UNAM Nanocolloquium seminars focusing on advancements in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The seminars bring us the most recent developments in these exciting fields.

The first talk of this fall term will be presented by Prof. Kenneth Dawson*

Title: Using Interactions between Nanoparticles and Receptors to Target Delivery
Date: February 24 (Friday)
Time: 15:40
Place: UNAM Conference Room

ABSTRACT – We argue that the path to discovery in nanotherapeutics, and to assuring safety, is increasingly converging towards a more reductionist and microscopic understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles and receptor targets. This is a natural progression from the early phenomenological approaches.
It involves understanding the molecular detail at the particle surface, and then how that evolves in situ in more realistic in vivo scenarios. These ideas can all be validated by explicit receptor studies. We show for example how the likely liver-particle interactions can be understood by such methods.

Nature Communications 7, 13475 (2016)
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 111 (2017)
3.ACS Nano, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07933

About The Speaker
Professor Kenneth A. Dawson is Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI). The scientific focus of this Centre is to understand the interaction of nanoparticles with living systems ( The Centre seeks to clarify the controlling factors for these interactions, and to support applications in nanotherapeutics and nanosafety.
Prof. Dawson is Chair of Physical Chemistry, Chairman of the National BioNanoscience Action, and co-ordinator of the European Infrastructure in the area. He has experience in the management of large scale EU projects, including multi-sectoral cross-disciplinary research projects and other international programs.