Thursday 15th March 2018

Sunday 11th March 2018 / Monday 12th March 2018 / Tuesday 13th March 2018 / Wednesday 14th March 2018 / Friday 16th March 2018


Session 08 – Medical Applications, Imaging and Therapy
Chairs : L.T. Canham, J. Wu, E. Segal
09:00-09:40 Fusogenic porous silicon nanoparticles for immunogene therapy in infections
  B. Kim, University of California San Diego, USA - Invited lecture
09:40.10:00 Biohybrid multistage nanovaccines based on acetaleted dextran-coated pSi nanoparticles: development of an innovative formulation
  F. Fontana, University of Helsinki, Finland
10:00-10:20 Thermally carbonized porous silicon nanoneedles for electrical stimulation of neural cells
  C. Chiappini, King's College London, United Kingdom
10:20-10:40 New therapeutic approaches to administer nerve growth factor into the brain using porous silicon nanostructures
  M. Rosenberg, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
10:40-11:00 Cytotoxicity control of porous silicon nanoparticles by surface modification and ultrasound irradiation for cancer theranostic applications
  A.P. Sviridov, Moscow State University, Russian Federation
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-11:40 Long systemic circulation and MRI imaging of mesoporous silicon nanoparticles
  T. Nissinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
11:40-12:00 In vivo microenvironment induced luminescence behavior of porous silicon for tumor imaging
  F. J. Wo, Zhejiang University, China
12:00-12:20 One-pot synthesis of photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles in borate solutions terminated by citric acid
  M.B. Gongalsky, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
12:20-12:40 Endocytosis of alkyl-capped silicon quantum dots prepared from porous silicon
  B. R. Horrocks, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
12:40-13:00 Enhanced performance of a molecular photoacoustic imaging agent by encapsulation in mesoporous silicon nanoparticles
  J. Kang, University of California, San Diego, USA
13:00-14:20 Lunch at Congress Centre
14:20-14:40 Functionalization of porous silicon nanoparticles for the controlled delivery of nucleic acids and genes
  J.-O. Durand, University of Montpellier, France
14:40-15:00 Functional oligonucleotide release from porous silicon nanoparticle-integrated polymer nanofibers
  J. M. Zuidema, University of California San Diego, USA
15:00-15:20 Plant-derived dual drug/porous silicon carrier structures for antioxidant/anti-inflammatory combination therapy
  J. Kalluri, Texas Christian University, USA
15:20-15:40 Association of PO4 loaded porous silicon microparticles with nacre proteins enhances mineralized bone formation in vivo
  P.-Y. Collart-Dutilleul, University of Montpellier, France
15:40-16:00 Porous silicon resorption kinetics during in vitro & in vivo bone tissue engineering
  N. Fatima, University of Montpellier, France
16:00-16:40 Coffee break 
Session 09 – Micro Photonics and Luminescence
Chairs: L. Boarino, V. Bandarenka
16:40-17:00 Pores filling as a new paradigm for the efficient design of erbium-doped porous silicon light-emitting structures
  G. Mula, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
17:00-17:20 Efficient conversion from porous silicon to luminesecent colloidal silicon nanoparticles by pulsed laser irradition in liquid
  T. Nakamura, Hosei University, Japan
17:20-17:40 Inversely processed mesoporous silicon rib-type waveguides with unity confinement factors for surface adlayer biosensing
  J. D. Ryckman, Clemson University, USA
 17:40-18:20 PSST Award lecture: Porous Silicon: active platform in Si nano-valley
  N. Koshida, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
18:20-18:40 Talk of the Day, Best Conference Poster and Best Conference Presentation Voting

Open discussion on PSST 2018 and further plans (PSST 2020, location, etc)

20:00 Gala Dinner and Prizes at Pasino La Grande Motte