Plenary lectures

Invited lectures


Registration and all lectures take place at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry.



16:00 ‒ 19:00

Registration and welcome buffet
IMC, Prague 6, Heyrovského nám. 2



9:00 ‒ 9:10


Jiří Kotek (Director of the Institute)
Tomáš Etrych, Petr Chytil (Conference chairmen)

9:10 ‒ 9:15

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Jan Merna (Representative of IUPAC)


Chaired by: Robert Luxenhofer (Germany)

9:15 ‒ 9:55

Plenary lecture PL-01

San Hoa Thang (Australia)

RAFT: A process for making better polymers

9:55 ‒ 10:20

Oral communication O-01

Helena Henke (Austria)

Polyphosphazenes: A degradable platform for nanomedicine

10:20 ‒ 10:45

Oral communication O-02

Libor Kostka (Czech Republic)

Novel water-soluble biodegradable star-like polymer therapeutics


Coffee break


Chaired by: San Hoa Thang (Australia)

11:05 ‒ 11:35

Invited lecture IL-01

Ijeoma F. Uchegbu (United Kingdom)

Differentiated medicines from polymeric nanoparticles

11:35 ‒ 12:00

Oral communication O-03

Yiwen Pei (United Kingdom)

PISA as a versatile tool for ‘smart’ nanoparticles: Synthesis and characterisation

12:00 – 12:25

Oral communication O-04

Nikita Sedush (Russian Federation)

Linear and star-shaped amphiphilic lactide copolymers: Synthesis and applications for drug delivery

12:25 – 13:30



Chaired by: Ijeoma F. Uchegbu (United Kingdom)

13:30 ‒ 14:00

Invited lecture IL-02

Robert Luxenhofer (Germany)

Poly(2-oxazoline) based bioinks

14:00 ‒ 14:25

Oral communication O-05

Wanlin Xu (Belgium)

Erasable hydrogen-bonded multilayers for the biocompatible release of templated nanostructures

14:25 ‒ 14:50

Oral communication O-06

Peter Kasak (Qatar)

Zwitterionic layer for long-term durability and impedimetric HER2 biosensing in human serum: Glycoprofiling as a new approach towards breast cancer diagnostics

14:50 ‒ 15:15

Oral communication O-07

Uliana Kostiv (Czech Republic)

Colloidally stable polymer-coated upconversion nanoparticles for biomedicine

15:15 ‒ 15:45

Coffee break


Chaired by: Petr Chytil (Czech Republic)

15:45 ‒ 16:10

Oral communication O-08

Jorge Leganés (Spain)

Hydrophobic graphene-based hydrogel: A multi-stimuli responsive drug delivery system

16:10 ‒ 16:35

Oral communication O-09

Olga Janoušková (Czech Republic)

Study of true morphological structure of macroporous hydrogel scaffolds using SEM and LSCM – impact on cell growth

16:35 ‒ 17:00

Oral communication O-10

Emmanuelle Marie (France)

Mixed ad layers of PLL-based copolymers to dynamically control cell adhesion/migration




Chaired by: Benjamin Nottelet (France)

9:00 ‒ 9:40

Plenary lecture PL-02

Katharina Landfester (Germany)

Polymeric nanocapsules: Encapsulating, camouflaging, transporting and releasing drugs

9:40 ‒ 10:05

Oral communication O-11

Sabah Kasmi (Belgium)

Carbonated hydroxypropyl(meth)acrylamides: A versatile strategy for generating polymers with LCST and UCST behaviour

10:05 ‒ 10:30

Oral communication O-12

Svenja Morsbach (Germany)

Nanocarriers in blood plasma with elevated immunoglobulin levels: Pre-coating counteracts individual variations


Coffee break


Chaired by: Katharina Landfester (Germany)

11:00 ‒ 11:30

Invited lecture IL-03

Benjamin Nottelet (France)

Degradable star block copolymers as highly versatile architectures for biomedical applications

11:30 ‒ 11:55

Oral Communication O-13

Jana De Vrieze (Belgium)

Extremely efficient lymph node delivery by polymer-cholesterol conjugate carriers of small molecule TLR7/8 agonist

11:55 – 12:20

Oral Communication O-14

Eva Koziolová (Czech Republic)

Polymer-based drug delivery systems for treatment and diagnosis of inflammatory diseases

12:20 – 13:30



Chaired by: Tomáš Etrych (Czech Republic)

13:30 ‒ 14:00

Invited lecture IL-04

Hiroshi Maeda (Japan)

A new dimension of borono neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for solid tumor treatment

14:00 ‒ 14:25

Oral communication O-15

Lucia Kleščíková (Slovakia)

Multicomponent polyelectrolyte complex-based microcapsule for immunoprotection of transplanted pancreatic islets

14:25 ‒ 14:50

Oral communication O-16

Cornelia G. Palivan (Switzerland)

BIO-synthetic nanocompartments with in vivo functionality as artificial organelles

14:50 ‒ 15:15

Oral communication O-17

Asya Ivanova Petkova (United Kingdom)

Glycol chitosan nanoparticles as delivery vehicles for gene therapy in glioblastoma

15:15 ‒ 15:45

Coffee break


Chaired by: Hiroshi Maeda (Japan)

15:45 ‒ 16:15

Invited lecture IL-05

Tomáš Etrych (Czech Republic)

Polymer-based nanomedicines for treatment of aggressive lymphomas

16:15 ‒ 16:40

Oral communication O-18

Stepan Podzimek (Germany)

Light scattering for structural studies of polymers used in medicine

16:40 ‒ 17:05

Oral communication O-19

Josef Chmelař (Czech Republic)

Biodegradable free-standing films from lauroyl hyaluronan

17:05 ‒ 17:30

Oral communication O-20

Alexandra Van Driessche (Belgium)

Development of stable doxorubicin nanoparticles exhibiting reduced systemic toxicity

17:30 ‒ 19:00

Poster Session




Chaired by: Kui Luo (People's Republic of China)

9:00 ‒ 9:40

Plenary lecture PL-03

Jindřich Kopeček (USA)

Crosslinking of receptors as a design principle for smart nanomedicines

9:40 ‒ 10:05

Oral communication O-21

Maria Cristina Cringoli (Italy)

Irreversible photo-switch on self-assembling tripeptides

10:05 ‒ 10:30

Oral communication O-22

Carmen Scholz (USA)

Poly(amino acid)s in biomedicine: From gene delivery to implant surface coatings


Coffee break


Chaired by: Jindřich Kopeček (USA)

11:00 ‒ 11:30

Invited lecture IL-06

Kui Luo (People's Republic of China)

Tumor microenvironment-responsive dendritic polymers based nano-platforms for drug delivery

11:30 ‒ 11:55

Oral Communication O-23

Piotr Mazurek (Denmark)

Glycerol-silicone elastomers as active matrices with controllable release profiles

11:55 – 12:20

Oral Communication O-24

Béla Iván (Hungary)

Nanostructured macromolecular assemblies as controlled drug release carriers: From intelligent drug release to high efficiency drug solubilization with nanomicelles of self-assembling hyperbranched block copolymers

12:20 – 13:30


14:00 ‒ 17:00

Social programme

19:00 ‒ 22:00

Conference dinner




Chaired by: Lutz Nuhn (Germany)

9:00 ‒ 9:30

Invited lecture IL-07

Jun Fang (Japan)

Improving therapeutic effect of nanomedicine by EPR enhancers

9:30 ‒ 9:55

Oral communication O-25

Khaled Greish (Bahrain)

The use of styrene maleic acid nanomicelles encapsulating the synthetic cannabinoid analog WIN55,212-2 for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer

9:55 ‒ 10:20

Oral communication O-26

Kinga Pielichowska (Poland)

Polyurethanes modified with polysaccharides and magnetite for orthopedic application

10:20 ‒ 10:45

Coffee break


Chaired by: Jun Fang (Japan)

10:45 ‒ 11:15

Invited lecture IL-08

Milada Šírová (Czech Republic)

Anti-tumor immune responses in the treatment of experimental tumors with polymer prodrugs

11:15 ‒ 11:40

Oral Communication O-27

Tanja Thomsen (Switzerland)

T-cell mediated drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier

11:40 – 12:05

Oral Communication O-28

Annemiek Uvyn (Belgium)

Efficient innate immune killing of cancer cells triggered by cell surface anchoring of multivalent antibody recruiting polymers

12:05 – 13:10



Chaired by: Milada Šírová (Czech Republic)

13:10 ‒ 13:40

Invited lecture IL-09

Lutz Nuhn (Germany)

Unfolding nanogels for local and systemic cancer immunotherapy

13:40 ‒ 14:05

Oral communication O-29

Igor Krupa (Qatar)

Light driven polymer actuators for designing of tactile displays

14:05 ‒ 14:30

Oral communication O-30

Robert Pola (Czech Republic)

Peptide-targeted polymer probes used for fluorescence-guided endoscopic surgery

14:30 ‒ 14:55

Oral communication O-31

Shrina Bhagat (United Kingdom)

In-vitro dissolution of reverse enteric polymer coated multiparticulates using electrochemical and high-resolution mapping techniques

14:55 ‒ 15:15

Closing of the Meeting, Farewell drink


P-01 R. O. Silva, J. Massa Ribeiro, D. B. Foguel, K. G. de Holanda E Silva, A. C. Silvino, K. Dahmouche (Brazil)
Development of new Siloxane-PEO-PLA hybrid matrices for long-term release of Penicillin G
P-02 L. J. C. Albuquerque, V. Sincari, A. Jäger, J. Kučka, E. Pavlova, P. Pouckova, J. Humajova, P. Štěpánek, F. C. Giacomelli, E. Jäger (Brazil)
Stimuli-responsive polymersomes towards the intracellular delivery of doxorubicin
P-03 N. Milošević, M. Ruetter, Y. Ventura, V. Feinshtein, A. David (Israel)
Drug-free E-selectin-targeted therapeutic copolymer for the treatment of alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
P-04 D. Niewolik, K. Jaszcz, B. Bednarczyk-Cwynar, P. Ruszkowski (Poland)
Studies on the preparation of betulin based polyanhydrides for use in inhalation drug delivery systems
P-05 G. Slor, R. J. Amir (Israel)
Self-assembly of enzyme-responsive polymeric amphiphiles into micelles with different hydrophilic shells
P-06 M. Szekalska, K. Winnicka (Poland)
Effect of oligosaccharides addition on mechanical and mucoadhesive properties of alginate films with posaconazole
P-07 M. Ayyoob, X. Yang, Y. J. Kim (Republic of Korea)
Preparation and chracterization of biodegradable well-defined block copolysters of lactide and glycolide
P-08 F. Adams, O. M. Merkel (Germany)
Synthesis of spermine-based polyamines for nucleic-acid delivery
P-09 A. Gupta, B. S. Kim (Republic of Korea)
Development of toughened polycaprolactone based shape memory polyurethane chitosan biocomposites
P-10 X. Yang, M. Ayyoob, Y. J. Kim (Republic of Korea)
Synthesis and characterization of multiblock semi-crystalline hydrophobic poly(ether ketone)-partially fluorinated hydrophilic disulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone) copolymers
P-11 D. Oleshchuk, P. Šálek, J. Dvořáková, D. Babuka, E. Pavlova, J. Kučka, L. Šefc, V. Proks (Czech Republic)
Effect of surfactants on biocompatible and biodegradable poly(N5-2-hydroxypropyl-L-glutamine)-based nanogel preparation and in vivo imaging of nanogel biodistribution
P-12 M. Holubova, M. Rabyk, L. Loukotova, J. Hromadkova, M. Hruby, P. Stepanek (Czech Republic)
Polymer promoters and inhibitors of amyloid fibrils formation
P-13 J. Martiska, E. Snejdrova, S. Podzimek, M. Dittrich (Czech Republic)
Branched PLGA derivatives as prospective drug carriers
P-14 G. Li, S. He, D. T. Martin, A. G. Schatzlein, I. F. Uchegbu (United Kingdom)
A novel lipid-polymer hybrid system for efficient yet biocompatible gene delivery
P-15 V. Demina, N. G. Sedush, S. Krasheninnikov, S. Chvalun (Russian Federation)
Biodegradable composite materials based on polylactide and calcium phosphates with advanced properties for orthopedics
P-16 S. H. Lee, J. H. Lim, K. M. Kim (Republic of Korea)
Fabrication of PVP/PVA hydrogels containing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) via electron beam irradiation
P-17 V. Gomzyak, I. Gritskova, V. Zubov, S. Chvalun (Russian Federation)
Biodegradable amphiphilic multi-arm block copolymers based on hyperbranched polyester 2,2-bis(methylol)propionic acid
P-18 D. Treľová, L. Kleščíková, V. Raus, L. Uhelská, Z. Kroneková, A. Chovancová, J. Kronek, M. Pelach, F. Dorchei, A. Heydari, P. Rios, J. McGarrigle, Y. Wang, A. M. Rokstad, J. Oberholzer, I. Lacík (Slovakia)
Multicomponent polyelectrolyte complex-based microcapsules: Correlation between the encapsulation conditions and microcapsule properties
P-19 Y. Bernhard, R. Hoogenboom (Belgium)
Poly(2-oxazoline) conjugate with salicylic acid via ester linkage for the slow release of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
P-20 M. Y. Badr, N. S. Abdulrahman, A. G. Schatzlein, I. F. Uchegbu (United Kingdom)
Polymeric aqueous (FK 506) for topical ocular delivery in rabbits
P-21 C. Pinese, S. Jebors, T. Montheil, A. Bethry, S. Verquin, C. Dupont, A. Mehdi, J. Martinez, G. Subra (France)
Turning peptide into bioactive nylon
P-22 A. Braunová, P. Chytil, R. Laga, M. Šírová, D. Machová, J. Parnica, O. Janoušková, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
Micellar nanotherapeutics for treatment of solid tumours: A comparative study
P-23 L. Kotrchová, L. Kostka, A. Libánská, V. Šubr, M. Šírová, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
Biodegradable polymer carriers for therapy and diagnostic of solid tumor
P-24 J. Kudláčová, L. Kotrchová, M. Filipová, O. Janoušková, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
The synthesis of fluorescent HPMA copolymers and their penetration study to tumor spheroids
P-25 M. Bláhová, E. Koziolová, L. Kotrchová, B. Nottelet, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
PCL-pHPMA graft copolymers for efficient drug delivery
P-26 M. Pechar, R. Pola, S. K. Filippov, T. Etrych, V. Král, I. Sieglová, M. Fábry (Czech Republic)
Polymer cancerostatics targeted to GD2–positive tumors via recombinant antibody fragments
P-27 D. Machová, E. Koziolová, P. Chytil, K. Venclíková, T. Etrych, O. Janoušková (Czech Republic)
Nanotherapeutics based on HPMA copolymer-bound ritonavir – detail in vitro characterization
P-28 M. Nahorniak, V. Oleksa, V. Samaryk (Czech Republic)
Polysaccharide-based nano- and microparticles prepared by steglich reaction
P-29 A. Libánská, E. Koziolová, G. Renault, D. Scherman, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
Delivery systems for treatment and diagnosis of inflammatory diseases
P-30 O. Lidický, D. Machová, M. Alam, L. Daumová, E. Pokorná, P. Klener, T. Etrych (Czech Republic)
Targeted drug delivery systems for non-hodkgins lymphoma therapy
P-31 M. R. Tavares, M. Šírová, K. Hrabánková, T. Etrych, P. Chytil (Czech Republic)
HPMA polymer conjugates with cucurbitacin-D and doxorubicin intended for immuno-oncotherapy
P-32 M. Kaňa, A. Braunová, T. Etrych, J. Bouček, M. Šírová (Czech Republic)
Effect of physico-chemical characteristics of polymer micellar nanotherapeutics on their biological activity in treatment of chemoresistant tumors
P-33 M. S. Haider, M. M. Lübtow, R. Luxenhofer (Germany)
Think beyond the core: Investigating the role of hydrophilic corona on the drug loading capacity of polymer micelles
P-34 J. Plchova, K. Venclíková, O. Janoušková, J. Hrabeta, T. Eckschlager, K. Kopeckova, Z. Hampejsova, Z. Bosakova, J. Sirc, R. Hobzova (Czech Republic)
Polylactide/polyethylene glycol fibers as a drug carrier for local chemotherapy
P-35 M. Filipová, E. Böhmová, R. Pola, M. Pechar, T. Etrych, O. Janoušková (Czech Republic)
RGD-containing HPMA copolymer conjugates for targeting to alpha(V)beta(3) integrin