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Prof. Helmuth Möhwald received his Diploma in Physics in 1971 at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and his PhD degree in 1974 at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.
After a postdoc at IBM and habilitation at the University of Ulm, he became C3 professor at the Technical University of Munich (1981).
From a chair in Physical Chemistry at the University... read more

Dmitry Gorin has received Diploma in Physics (Materials and Components of Solid-State Electronics) in 1997 and his Dr. degree and his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry in 2001 and 2011 from Saratov State University, respectively.
From 2005 till 2009 he has visited Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, Dept. of Prof. H. Möhwald. He was a PostDoc fellow in the... read more

Prof. N. Kotov is working on chemistry, physics, and materials science of self-organization of nanoparticles, layered nanocomposites and other biomimetic nanostructures.
His studies aimed at deciphering complexity of nanoscale interactions at both theoretical and experimental levels. The concept of nanoscale biomimetics were experimentally proven by nanoparticles superstructures, while... read more

Prof. Dr. Hans Bäumler from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is the head of the Research Department of the Institute of Transfusion Medicine.
He has large expertise in the development of artificial and natural micro- and nano carriers for targeted drug delivery, cancer treatment and blood substitutes.
A novel oxygen carrier (HBOC) was developed in his department and is currently... read more

Christoph Krafft studied physics at the University Oldenburg and received his PhD in biophysics from the Humboldt University Berlin.
He went for postgraduate studies to the University of Missouri Kansas City and University Trieste.
He led the research group “Molecular Endospectroscopy” at the Dresden University of Technology where he finished his habilitation.
Since 2008 he... read more

Prof. Gero Decher has received Diploma in Chemistry at Philipps University-Marburg, Germany and his Dr. rer. Nat. in Organic Chemistry from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.
He has also done his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry (Privatdozent) at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.
Subsequently, he has stayed as a postdoctoral fellow at CIBA-GEIGY AG (Dept... read more

Ekaterina V. Skorb received her Ph.D “summa cum laude” in physical chemistry (2008). Subsequently, she was a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG, Germany) with Prof. Helmuth Möhwald.
From 2013 she has been working in Biomaterials Department with Prof. Peter Fratzl (MPIKG, Germany) as a Group Leader. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of... read more

Prof. W. Browne is a Chair of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry (2015 to present) and Associate Professor of Functional Molecular Materials and Catalytic Systems, Stratingh Institute of Chemistry (2013 to present).
He used to work at Stratingh Institute of Chemistry, 2007-2013, held a research fellowship in the group of B. Feringa (2003-2007), Honorary Research Fellowship with the group of... read more

Richard Hoogenboom studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands).
In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute.
After postdoctoral training with Martin Moeller and Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as professor at Ghent University in 2010... read more

Bruno De Geest studied chemical engineering at Ghent University and obtained his master degree in 2003.
In 2006 he obtained his PhD entitled ‘Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules for Pharmaceutical Applications’ at the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University.
Between November 2006 and October 2008 he worked as a post... read more

Stephane Struyve is a Burgerlijk Ingenieur from the University of Ghent.
He graduated in 1992 and worked in the IT industry till 2011. Since then, he is responsible for all LOT-QuantumDesign sales projects in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg.

Professor Vanhove is in charge of the INFINITY laboratory at the University of Ghent, where multiple in-vivo modalities are used, including: PET-scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound, SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography, micro-CT (computed tomography), etc.
All of these imaging methods are currently used and are being transferred to the University Hospital (UZ... read more

Dr. Fernando Vargas is a senior applications scientist at WITec GmbH.

He studied physics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Dr. Vargas developed part of his Doctorate at the University of Ulm, Germany.

After receiving his PhD, he worked for two years as an associate researcher at the Catholic University... read more

Andre Skirtach received MSc degree from Moscow State University of Lomonosov, Russia, and PhD degree from McGill University, Canada. Subsequently, he joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa.
In 2000, Dr. Skirtach and colleagues were involved in establishing a prominent startup, Trillium Phot. Inc, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Industry of Canada & a... read more

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