Apart from their attendance and contributions to the project meetings and PathChooser-related events, the fellows have participated in the following conferences, workshops and other external events:

PathChooser Marie Curie ITN attends 11th Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers and holds consortium and Fellow satellite meeting. For further details see

The European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine – The Translation to Knowledge Based Nanomedicine – 8th Conference and Exhibition.

Fellow Martina Tuttolomondo presented the poster “Analysis of the pattern recognition peptide-nucleic acid interactions”

Basel, Switzerland, 28th June -1st July, 2015

“International Congress on Safety of Engineered Nanoparticles and Nanotechnologies” SENN2015 

The second “International Congress on Safety of Engineered Nanoparticles and Nanotechnologies” SENN2015 was held by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, Finland, 12-15 April 2015. The goal of the Congress was to summarize and share the latest knowledge on the safety of engineered nanomaterials and nano-related technologies.

Fellow Marilena Hadjidemetriou gave an oral presentation on the ‘Comparison of in vitro and in vivo formed protein coronas: Implication for targeting and cellular internalization’


4th Cold Spring Harbor conference on Blood Brain Barrier

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA. December 10-13, 2014

Fellow Anne Iltzsche gave the talk “Uptake and distribution of ApoE/A-targeted human serum albumin nanoparticles within the mouse brain and their delivery to neurones”, and fellow Diána Hudecz presented the poster “Investigation of Nanoparticle Interactions with the Blood-Brain Barrier using Live Cell Imaging”.

1st Scottish Microscopy Group and Microscopy Society of Ireland Symposium

Glasgow, Scotland, UK. November 27-28, 2014

Fellow Luciana-Maria Herda presented the poster “Using Immunogold Labelling in TEM to Provide Insight into Protein Grafted Particle Specific Uptake in vitro”.

Fellow Catherine Gilmore attended:

Engineering cooperative micro-nano systems for biomedical applications.  Elizabeth Blackwell Institute workshop.

14th November 2014, University of Bristol

This cross-disciplinary workshop addressed the clinical applications for nanomedicine, learning about the design and testing of micro-nano systems and explored future opportunities in swarm engineering.

Fellow Catherine Gilmore attended:

Bristol Nanoscience Symposium 2014

15th – 16th September 2014, University of Bristol

The symposium brought together the international scientific community – from students to senior academics – to discuss new and exciting advances in the field of nanoscience. The themes were: fundamental science and its translation into technology across the main disciplines of nanoscience: nanomaterials and nanocomposites; scanning probe microscopy, nanomachines, nano-optics, nanobiology and medicine, nano biosensors and emergent behaviour from nanocomplexity.

17th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain and Blood-Retina Barriers

Dublin, Ireland. September 11-13, 2014

Fellow Luciana-Maria Herda presented the poster Designing the Bio-Nano-interface for Transcytosis and Barrier Crossing, and fellow Diána Hudecz presented the poster “Nanoparticle Uptake through the Blood-Brain Barrier: Investigation of Key Steps and Signals”.

Kings College London Fellow, Anne Iltzsche attended:

Gordon research conference – Barriers of the central nervous system

June 15th-20th, 2014

The barriers of the central nervous system (CNS) are the major interface between the CNS and rest of the body. Hence an understanding of their molecular mechanism and role in pathology and physiology is of essential interest. Chair of this years’ barrier GRC was Prof. Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden) and vice chair was Prof. Robert G Thorne (University of Wisconsin – Madison, United states).

GRC Barriers of the CNS picture

Useful Links

Event Website

Fellow Catherine Gilmore attended:

Workshop on In utero exposure and cancer in children

2nd – 3rd June 2014, Royal College of Physicians, London

The placenta is emerging as a potential mediator of risk of cancer for a number of reasons. Harmful agents such as nanoparticles can be trapped in the placenta itself, and the placenta may also be a conduit of circadian rhythm development in the fetus and modify a possibly protective effect of melatonin on fetal development. This highly inter-disciplinary workshop featured a number of dedicated discussion sessions where delegates asked searching questions, identifying gaps in the knowledge and provided an agenda for future research.

Kings College London Fellow, Anne Iltzsche attended:

8th European workshop and InNerMeD information network

March 7th-9th, 2014

Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are a group of ~50 genetic disorders caused by a deficiency of lysosomal enzymes, with a combined incidence of 1:5.000 live births and over 50% showing a neuropathology. LSDs provide valuable models for the investigation of such neuropathologies, the identification of neurodegenerative mechanisms and drug delivery approaches. This workshop aims to encourage the interdisciplinary dialogue amongst clinicians, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and family associations; it was organized by the brains for brain foundation.


8th European workshop


Useful Links

Brains for brain website:

Overview & highlights of workshop

Upcoming Marie Curie Events

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) holds its satellite event at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen on 19-20 June 2014. The event is open to Marie Curie Fellows and alumni and focuses on transferable skills (