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International Symposium on Molecular Imprinting Technology for Biomedical Applications (Biomed MIT 2022)

26 - 28 September 2022, Nanjing, China


Call for HTMGI Questions

We are calling for “how to make good imprinting (HTMGI)” questions for the Open Forum. You can click the link on the right of this section to submit your proposed quesions. For more information about this calling and some example questions, please refer to the "Registration" section (scrolling down) on this page. 


Molecular imprinting technology (MIT) has emerged as an important biomimetic molecular recognition methodology that allows for the rational development of antibody and enzyme alternatives for many applications. 2022 is the 50th anniversary of MIT.

Although molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) have found many applications in important areas such as separation, sample treatment and sensing, biomedical applications pose the largest challenges to the MIT due to the features of biological systems such as complex composition, severe interference, dynamic changes and so on. In recent decades, a large variety of MIPs have been developed for challenging biomedical applications, including disease diagnosis, cancer therapy, bioimaging, toxin neutralization, viral inhibition, and so on. Particularly, as a biomimetic solution, nanoscale MIPs (nanoMIPs) have exhibited unique strengths in these biomedical applications.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of MIT and to facilitate the development of MIPs for biomedical applications, the Society of Molecular Imprinting, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Nanjing University are going to jointly organize an on-line symposium, International Symposium on Molecular Imprinting Technology for Biomedical Applications 2022 (Biomed MIT 2022), September 26-28, 2022.


  • Advanced imprinting techniques with excellent recognition properties
  • Integration of MIPs with advanced nanomaterials for multi-functions or multi-responsive bio-applications
  • MIPs for biomedical applications (-omics, life science studies, disease diagnosis, cancer therapy, viral inhibition, and so on)
  • Non-imprinting biomimetic recognition for biomedical applications
  • Rational development of MIPs for other greatly challenging applications 


  • Plenary lectures
  • Oral lectures (Keynote, invited and oral talks)
  • Youth Forum (Presentation competition of young scientists)
  • Open Forum (Free discussion)

Honourary Chairs

  • Günter Wulff, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Germany
  • Klaus Mosbach, Lund University, Sweden


  • Zhen Liu, Nanjing University, China

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Kenneth J Shea, Univ. California Irvine, USA
  • Michael J Whitcombe, University of Leicester, UK
  • Sergey Piletsky, University of Leicester, UK
  • Börje Sellergren, Malmö University, Sweden
  • Karsten Haupt, University of Technology Compiègne, France
  • Lei Ye, Lund University, Sweden
  • David Spivak, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Ian Nicholls, Linnaeus University & Univ. Uppsala, Sweden
  • Meiping Zhao, Peking University, China
  • Andrew J Hall, Medway School of Pharmacy, UK
  • Juewen Liu, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Claudio Baggiani, University Turin, Italy
  • Alessandra Bossi, University Verona, Italy
  • Bernadette Tse Sum, University of Technology Compiègne, France
  • Yan Zhao, Iowa State University, USA
  • Clovia Holdsworth, Univ. Newcastle, Australia
  • Guangqun Song, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Zhen Liu, Nanjing University, China

Organising Committee

  • Zhen Liu, Nanjing University, China
  • Kaiguang Yang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Rui Zhao, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Huiqi Zhang, Nankai University, China
  • Zihui Meng, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Guoqing Pan, Jiangsu University, China
  • Linxin Chen, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Justin Xu, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Xiantao Shen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Shuangshou Wang, Anhui University of Technology, China
  • Qianjin Li, Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Rongrong Xing, Shanxi Medical University, China
  • Hui He, Nanjing University, China

Delegate Registration

All speakers will be automatically registered. For normal delegate, you will need to register by yourself for each day you would like to attend because every day will have a different joining link for you. Please click the corresponding link(s) on the right side of this section to register.

Call for HTMGI Questions for Open Forum

The July 1, 2005 issue of Science published a list of 125 big questions in science. Keep thinking about these questions greatly promotes scientists figure out new solutions or answers to these questions. Definitely, there are some essential questions in the field of molecular imprinting that significantly determine the properties and application potential or the fate of prepared MIPs. General public often asks “how to make good impression”; similarly, we would like to call these questions as “how to make good imprinting (HTMGI)” questions for leaving everyone a good impression on these questions. Shown below are some candidate HTMGI questions, please figure out your own HTMGI questions. In the Open Forum, we are going to discuss on these questions.
Questions suggested:
  1. Molecular imprinting of 50 years: Quo vadis?
  2. Applications of MIPs in vivo: myth or reality?
  3. What can be the most promising application scenarios of MIPs?
  4. What can be new driving forces for the development of MIPs? AI-based rational design, microfluidics-based controllable synthesis, self-assembly, … ?
  5. What are the most challenging aspects in the synthesis of MIPs?
  6. What are essential factors that mainly govern the binding properties of MIPs?
  7. What are essential parameters for the rational evaluation of MIPs?
  8. Can we design and engineer structurally well-defined MIPs, just like molecular nanoparticles?
  9. Can 3D printing be developed into a capable technology for molecular imprinting?  
  10. Molecular imprinting: what are the competing technologies and where do inspirations come from?
  11. Can we observe directly molecularly imprinted cavities by cryo- or spherical aberration electron microscope and predict their formation with artificial intelligence?
  12. How to make MIPs with binding properties better than monoclonal antibodies?
Please provide your own HTMGQ questions to us and let’s discuss in the Open Forum by clicking the corresponding link on the right side of this section.

Confirmed programme as of 23 September.
  • CST: Chinese Standard Time (Beijing Time)
  • CEST: Central European Summer Time
  • EDT: (US and Canada) Eastern Daylight Time
15:00 CST / 9:00 CEST Opening
  • Zhen Liu, Conference Chair
    Introduction and welcome address
  • Wei Wang, Vice Dean of SCCE, NJU
    Brief Introduction of SCCE of NJU 
  • Klaus Mosbach, Lund University 
  • Mike Whitcombe, Chair of The Society for MI
    Opening address
15:30 CST / 9:30 CEST Plenary
Weihong Tan
DNA functional biomaterials and molecular networks
16:15 CST / 10:15 CEST Plenary
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen
Modulating immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment with nanomedicine (recorded video)
17:00 CST / 11:00 CEST Plenary
Karsten Haupt
Molecularly imprinted polymers as synthetic antibodies: New trends, approaches and applications
17:45 CST / 11:45 CEST Keynote
Ian Nicholls
Hierarchical Imprinting in Materials from Maize, Milk and Malacostraca 
19:00 CST / 13:00 CEST ​=============================
Session chairs: Börje Sellergren, Huiqi Zhang
19:00 CST / 13:00 CEST Keynote
Lei Ye
Molecular imprinting by precipitation polymerization – from mechanistic understanding to polymer engineering
19:30 CST / 13:30 CEST Keynote
Alessandra Maria Bossi
From protein imprinting to imprinting proteins. Different perspectives but one goal: nanoMIPs to meet the clinical needs
20:00 CST / 14:00 CEST Keynote
Bernadette Tse Sum Bui
Applications of MIPs in vivo: myth or reality?
20:30 CST / 14:30 CEST Keynote
Juewen Liu
Molecular imprinting with DNA aptamers and nanozymes
21:00 CST / 15:00 CEST Invited
Huiqi Zhang
Complex biological sample-compatible fluorescent molecularly imprinted polymers
21:20 CST / 15:20 CEST Invited
Zihui Meng
Fabrication of molecularly imprinted colloidals for the sensing of explosives
21:40 CST / 15:40 CEST Invited
Lianghai Hu
Molecular Imprinting for Recognition of Protein, Virus, Exosome and Beyond
22:00 CST / 16:00 CEST Keynote
David Spivak
Aptamer Based Imprinting of SS DNA for Biodetection
22:30 CST / 16:30 CEST Keynote
Yan Zhao 
Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MINPs) as selective, robust artificial enzymes 


Nanjing, China

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Nanjing University
Society of Molecular Imprinting
Royal Society of Chemistry
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