The focus of these events will be “Nanotechnology in Vaccine Delivery.” Vaccination is one of the most important medical interventions that helped to eradicate numerous diseases. The critical aspect of vaccination is the ability to deliver the vaccine in a proper manner to evoke robust immune response. Nanotechnology has enabled an efficient formulation of vaccine delivery systems that can protect the encapsulated antigen from the hostile in vivo environment and can maintain a sustained release that helps to induce the immunostimulatory properties of the vaccine. The presentations will cover nanotechnology applications in vaccine delivery with reference to COVID-19 global pandemic.
We are fortunate to have subject experts in this area, Dr. Philip Santangelo (Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech/Emory University), Dr. Evan Anderson (Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine), Dr. M.G. Finn (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Tech), and Dr. Kalina Paunovska (Research Faculty, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech/Emory University) speak to us on their current research topics in the area of “Nanotechnology in Vaccine Delivery.”