17 September - 19 September 2014

Faraday Discussion 175: Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles

Organised by:

RSC's Faraday Division in association with the Materials Chemistry Division and the joint RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and SCI Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group

University of Bristol, UK

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Nanotechnology, especially nanoparticle research, has played very important roles in many scientific discoveries, laying the foundation for their applications in many aspects of our life, such as healthcare, efficient energy, cleaner environments. The field is moving very quickly, with an increasing number of researchers.


This very focused meeting will promote deep discussions on a topic many other meetings have failed to debate; the whole field would stand still without the appropriate functionalisations for specific applications. We therefore aim to discuss in depth this very important issue which would help to harness the full potential of nanoparticle research.


  • Noble metal NPs: Novel synthesis of Au and Ag NPs, for example, and better understanding of surface chemistry and interactions between NPs and ligands
  • Quantum dots: Novel syntheses and novel biofunctionalisation to enhance quantum yield of quantum dots, as well as being a protective layer for biomedical applications
  • Magnetic NPs: Novel syntheses for enhanced magnetic properties and functionalisation for specific targets in vivo
  • Carbon nanotube & graphite/graphene and other NPs: There is very limited literature on biomedical applications of this type of material. Therefore, biofunctionalisation is a very important aspect of this research topic

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers at Faraday Discussion 175 include: 
Peter Dobson, University of Oxford 
Mostafa El-Sayed, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Kerry Chester, UCL Cancer Institute 
Hedi Mattoussi, Florida State University 
Paul O'Brien, The University of Manchester 
Edman Tsang, University of Oxford 
Christian Plank, Technical University of Munich 
Oliver Reiser, Universität Regensburg 
Ivan Parkin, University College London

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Venue and Contact

University of Bristol

Wills Hall
Parry's Lane
Stoke Bishop


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Early bird before 21 July 2014 Standard before 18 August 2014
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Student members * £160 £210
Student non-members £185 £235

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.