NALS 2020 International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences

29 - 31 January 2020, Madrid, Spain

The 2nd International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) is being organized by IMDEA Nanociencia to be held in the Excellence Campus of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid,Spain) on 29th-31st January 2020. The first NALS meeting took place in Gijon (Spain) on December 2017 gathering 135 participants coming from 24 countries. NALS events are promoted by the NanoBioAp Cluster, which consists of more than 70 researchers from different Spanish Research Institutions. The NanoBioAp Cluster is chaired by Prof. Carmen Blanco and Prof. Montserrat Rivas, from Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).The relentless advances made in nanotechnology during the last years call for a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional approach, from the design of new materials to their final application. NALS 2020 intends to establish synergies, foster long-lasting collaborations, and contribute to a fruit-full academia-industry liaison, to work together on the development of disruptive nanomaterials based techniques and devices for applications in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Environment, among others.

The exciting and lively city of Madrid constitutes a vibrant venue to frame this event due to the excellent communications and leisure offer.  

NALS 2020 will bring together academia and industrial researchers in materials science, chemistry, engineering,  medicine, and biology, to establish synergies, strengthen initiated collaborations and create new ones.


  • Nanomaterials for therapy: optical/magnetic hyperthermia; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; gene and cell therapies.
  • Nanomaterials for detection and diagnosis: magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic particle imaging; magneto-encephalography; magnetic, optic, electromagnetic, and electrochemical sensing actuators; magnetic cell/exosome/protein pre-concentration and isolation.
  • Nanomaterials for environmental applications: water and air treatment, soil remediation.
  •  In silico testing: computer modelling of nanomaterials and their application in medicine and biology.
  •  Lab on-a-chip, and organ on-a-chip.
  •  Metrology and standardisation of nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis, functionalization, bioconjugation, and surface engineering of nanomaterials.
  •  Biocompatibility and toxicity of nanomaterials.
  • Nanomaterials for translational applications.
Cantoblanco University

IFT-ICMAT building, Cantoblanco University, 13-15 Nicolas Cabrera Street, Madrid, 28049, Spain

Organised by

International Advisory Committee

Adarsh Sandhu, Electro-Communications University,Tokyo(Japan)
Teresa Pellegrino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa (Italia)
Ronald B. Goldfarb, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305 (USA)
Florence Gazeau, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris (France)
Urs O. Hafeli, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen(Denmark)

NALS Executive Committee

General Chair: Montserrat Rivas, Universidad de Oviedo
Co-chair: Carmen Blanco, Universidad de Oviedo
Daniel Ortega, iMdea Nanociencia
Francisco J. Terán, iMdea Nanociencia
Maria Luisa Fernández Gubieda,  Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and BC Materials
Cristina Gómez Polo, Universidad Pública de Navarra
Xavier Batlle, Universidad de Barcelona
Mónica López Fanarraga, IDIVAL
Aitziber L. Cortajarena, CIC biomaGUNE
José Rivas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Arben Merkoçi, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Pablo Botella, Instituto de Tecnología Química
Jesús Martínez de la Fuente, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón
Anna Roig, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona-CSIC
María del Puerto Morales, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid-CSIC
Daniel Jaque, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Contact information
Showing all upcoming events
Start Date
End Date
Subject area
Event type


E-mail Enquiry