Supramolecular Polymer Nanostructures in Drug/Gene Delivery


Supramolecular Polymer Nanostructures and Their Applications in Drug/Gene Delivery

Yi Yan Yang

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
31 Biopolis Way, The Nanos, Singapore 138669, Singapore

Please note - NEW LOCATION.   The meeting will not be held at Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline Park this month, but at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. See below for more information. 


Efficient Delivery of therapeutics is critical for successful treatments of diseases. Synthetic materials have been extensively studied for the delivery of small molecular or macromolecular therapeutics. However, there are still unsolved problems especially in the area of targeted intracellular delivery of macromolecules. The research of our laboratory is aimed to design and synthesize supramolecular nanostructures self-assembled from biodegradable polymers for delivery of therapeutics based on the principles of bioengineering, materials chemistry, biology and medicine. In this talk, I will introduce several types of nanostructures that have been recently designed in our laboratory and their applications for delivery of small molecular anticancer drugs and macromolecular therapeutics (e.g. Herceptin, siRNA and DNA).


Speaker Background

Yi Yan Yang obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, P. R. China in 1990. She was an associate professor in Tsinghua University before joining Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore in 1998. She and her group moved to Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in 2003. She is currently a group leader at IBN. Dr. Yang’s main research interests include biomaterials, drug/gene/cell delivery and cancer therapy.



Wednesday, June 17


Crown Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA  94306
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6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture





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5PM, Tuesday June 16 for registration
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Sesame Glzaed Salmon Filet with Beurre Blanc
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Penne Marinara and Grilled Vegetables

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