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Jussi Halleen - CEO, Pharmatest Services

NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Presentation by Dr. Joy Wolfram – “Nanomedicine for cancer and beyond”

Pharmatest Services has a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Joy Wolfram, an outstanding young scientist to present her research in the field of nanomedicines. The presentation will be held at the Visitor and Innovation Center JOKI (Lemminkäisenkatu 12b, 20520 Turku, Finland) on December 12, 2019 at 14:00 - 15:45 o'clock.

The session will start with Dr. Wolfram’s presentation “Nanomedicine for cancer and beyond” followed by a Q&A session and refreshments.

In her talk Dr. Wolfram will discuss the three emerging concepts in clinical nanomedicine:  optimization of nanoparticle size and shape for improved hemodynamics, modulation of innate immunity to reduce nanoparticle clearance, and use of biological nanoparticles (i.e. extracellular vesicles).

The application of nanotechnology in medicine provides new and innovative solutions to diagnose and treat disease, as nanoscale structures exhibit multifunctionality, unique electromagnetic properties, and distinct biodistribution profiles that can be exploited. Dr. Wolfram’s goal is to bring new nanomedicines with increased therapeutic efficacy and safety to the clinic.

About the speaker: Dr. Joy Wolfram is an Assistant Professor at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Florida, where she is the director of the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Lab and leads a research group focusing on nanotechnology in cancer. She is a native of Finland and received her master's degree in biology from the University of Helsinki in Finland. She completed her Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

She was selected as one of 12 internationally accomplished Finns and earned her way to the Forbes 30 under 30 in healthcare in 2018. Dr. Wolfram has also received more than 25 scientific awards from seven different countries.

Please register on Eventbrite.com (registration has closed) for a free ticket for the event to secure your attendance.