Training School

Learn about cancer theranostics, cancer therapy and imaging using nanoparticles, MRI, biosensing of cancer, cancer biomarkers, microfluidic and magnetic cancer sensors, and much more in cancer-related topics


27th June – 1st July 2022


BioSense Institute Rectorate Building & Science & Technology Park, Novi Sad

Cancer represents a significant health challenge in Europe. The application of nanotechnology in medicine offers new opportunities to overcome the drawbacks of conventional therapy and develop optimized therapeutic and diagnostic tools. The NANOFACTS training school will provide a transfer of knowledge from international experts to Ph.D. students, researchers, and young professionals on scientific advances related to the development of microfluidic, magnetic, and optical biosensors for cancer, as well as in the development of nanomaterials for targeted therapy and imaging of cancer. Clinical and surgical aspects of cancer treatment and new knowledge about cancer biomarkers will be also conveyed during the sessions. In addition, lectures aiming to enhance the basic skills of researchers, such as creative thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills will be provided. Finally, lectures related to writing scientific project proposals, project implementation, and startup management are aimed at enhancing the self-sustainability of researchers.



Prof. Dr. Davide Peddis

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Spoto

Dr. Igor Djan

Dr. Jelena Zinnanti

Dr. Oliviero Gobbo

Prof. Dr. Paulo J. P. Freitas

Prof. Dr. Peter Ertl

Dr. Sanja Vranjes Djurić

Prof. Dr. Goran Stojanović

Dr. Binh T. Mai

Prof. Dr. Nebojša Majstorović

Dr. Francesco Floris

Mr. Stavros Tsitouras

Prof. Dr. Katarina Zeljić

Jovana Vlaškalin

Dr. Thi Nga Tran

Dr. Srđan Mijatović

Dr. Nikola Knežević




    BioSense Institute Rectorate Building

    NANOFACTS training school will take place during the week of 27th June – 1st July 2022.

    The list of confirmed speakers and topics of their lectures:

    Dr. Peter Ertl, Technical University Vienna
    Organ-on-a-chip applications in precision medicine

    Dr. Paulo J. Peixeiro Freitas, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Magnetic biosensing for the detection of biomarkers related to cancer and other pathologies

    Dr. Igor Djan, the Oncology Institute in Serbia
    Clinical aspects of treating Glioblastoma multiforme patients

    Dr. Binh T. Mai, Trinity College Dublin
    The combined use of hydrogels and nanoparticles for the treatment of brain tumors

    Dr. Oliviero Gobbo, Trinity College Dublin
    MRI applications in brain cancer

    Dr. Sanja Vranješ Djurić, Vinča Institute Serbia
    Radiolabeling of nanoparticles for the treatment and imaging of cancer

    Dr. Davide Peddis, University of Genova
    Magnetic nanoparticles for application in cancer treatment and imaging

    Dr. Nebojša Majstorović, University of Novi Sad
    Improving the problem-solving skills, creative thinking and other “soft-skills” of researchers

    Dr. Jelena Zinannti, Max Planck Institute
    Multifunctional micro and nanoparticles for MRI, optical imaging and photoacoustic imaging

    Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Spoto, University of Catania
    Plasmonic detection of oncogenic DNA in liquid biopsy samples from colorectal cancer patients

    More information is coming soon…

      This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
      and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952259.

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