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Luminescent Nanoparticles for Bioimaging - LumImg 2017

21 - 23 February, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

In conjunction with the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2017


Patricia Haro Gonzalez
Fluorescent Imaging Group, Universidad Autonoma Madrid
Brief Bio
Patricia Haro González (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sepain, 1981) obtained her Ph. D. in Physics in May 2011 from the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain). Years 2011 and 2012 her research work was split into three different universities (Università di Verona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad de la Laguna), as she worked on a project entitled "Submicron-sized spheres for temperature sensing". In 2013, she was awarded a grand from Fundación Dr. Manuel Morales to carry out a project consisting on the study of nanoparticles for biomedical applications in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Currently, her research topics are centered in optical trapping of nanoparticles and their biological application as nanobiosensors.
Emma Martin Rodriguez
Fluorescent Imaging Group, Universidad Autonoma Madrid
Brief Bio
Dr. Emma Martín Rodríguez received her PhD in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2010. Her thesis focused on the preparation and optical characterization of rare-earth-doped materials for the development of solid-state lasers. Afterwards she conducted research on the synthesis and characterization of rare-earth-doped nanoparticles for biomedical applications with a special emphasis on the detection and treatment of cancer at the Chemistry&Biochemistry Department of Concordia University (Montreal), funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship. She is currently a member of the Fluorescence Imaging Group at the UAM and works on the development of luminescent nanothermometers for biomedical applications.


The development of biomedical imaging has been traditionally linked to advances in technology, electronics, and computing and recently, in nanotechnology. The appearance of new synthetic routes and characterization techniques for nanoparticles have allowed the development of novel contrast agents, which have become a pillar in modern medicinal and biological research. Particularly interesting are fluorescent nanoparticles as targeting agents, as they have made possible to selectively view specific biological events and processes in vitro and in vivo with improved detection limits, and has introduced additional functionalities like sensing towards multifunctional tools for diagnostics or even theranostics. This workshop will focus on luminescent nanoparticles for bioimaging and light-based biomedical sensing covering from luminescent materials preparation to in vitro and in vivo applications.


Paper Submission: December 14, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


BIOSTEC Workshops - LumImg 2017
e-mail: biostec.secretariat@insticc.org