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PlasmaChem Prize Winner!

Stephen Schmidt (Fraunhofer IBM, forward field), winner of the PlasmaChem Prize for best poster, after receiving PlasmaChem Prize for Best Poster from Melanie Martin (Particles Conference, left). Surrounding are some of the judges (from right) Alla Synytska, Volker Mailaender, Gleb Sukhorukov, Valerie Ravaine (mostly occluded by Dr. Schmidt), and Geoff Bothun. Out of the field to the right was Sven Holger Behrens, and Dieter Trau was unavailable.

Particles 2011
Stimuli-Responsive Particles and Particle Assemblies
9-12 July 2011
Berlin, Germany

Co-Sponsored by

  • Particles Conference
  • InForm

Corporate Sponsors

  • NanoSight, Ltd.
  • IZON, Ltd.

International Organizing Committee

M. Antonietti (Germany)
J. M. Asua (Spain)
D. Burgess (USA)
R. Duncan (UK)
N. Garti (Israel)
K. Johnston (USA)
H. Kawaguchi (Japan)
J. H. Kim (Korea)
S. Margel (Israel)
H. Moehwald (Germany)
B. Moudgil (USA)
R. Mueller (Germany)
T. Nilsen (USA)
D. Poncelet (France)
M. C. Roco (USA)
P. Rogueda (UK)
R. Sharma (USA)
S. Simoes (Portugal)
S. Svenson (USA)
J. Texter (USA), General Chair

Particles 2011 is an international conference examining the science, technology, and applications of stimuli responsive (functional) particles and particle assemblies in diverse application areas. The conference targets practicing scientists, clinical research physicians, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The conference format comprises a single track of approximately 28 invited lectures. Contributed papers will be presented in the poster sessions.

Corporate Sponsors

  • NanoSight, Ltd.
  • IZON, Ltd.


Conference Program

Speakers and Presenters

General Session 1 | General Session 2 | General Session 3
General Session 4 | General Session 5 | General Session 6
Poster Session 1 | Poster Session 2

Please note that this schedule is subject to change without advance notice.

Saturday, 9 July 2011, Evening
1800-2000 Informal Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Sunday, 10 July 2011, Morning

0840-1200 General Session 1 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Dieter Trau, National University of Singapore

0840 Welcome and General Announcements
0845 1. Keynote - Sandy Asher, University of Pittsburgs
     Responsive 2-D colloidal crystalline array responsive materials
0930 2. Gleb Sukhorukov, Queen Mary College
     Fabrication of stimuli responsive microchamber arrays and
     microcages via layer-by-layer assembly
1005 Break
1035 3. Takao Aoyagi, NIMS
     Multifunctional nano-associates from simple mixing of
     well-designed stimuli-responsive block copolymers
1110 4. Valerie Ravaine, University of Bordeaux
     Designed glucose-responsive nanogels for sensing and insulin delivery
1145 5. Bob Carr, NanoSight
     Nanoparticle tracking analysis: Multiparameter nanoparticle characterization in real time
1200 End of Session

Sunday, 10 July 2011, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

1400-1735 General Session 2 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Gleb Sukhorukov, University of London

1400 6. Keynote - Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Urbana
     Ultra-high power and energy density rechargeable colloidal crystal batteries
1445 7. Richard Laine, University Michigan
     [RSiO1.5]n Nanobuilding blocks for photonic and electronic applications

      - Evidence for 3D conjugation in the excited state
1520 Break
1550 8. Katharina Landfester, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
     Enzyme cleavable nanocapsules
1625 9. Peihong Ni, Soochow University
     Stimuli-responsive polymer systems relevant to biomedical applications -
     Synthesis and characterization
1700 10. David Weitz, Harvard University
     Fabrication of stimuli responsive materials using microfluidics
1735 - End of Session

Sunday, 10 July 2011, Evening
1745-1945 Posters/Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Monday, 11 July 2011, Morning

0835-1200 General Session 3 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Francesco Stellacci, EPFL,

0835 General Announcements
0840 47. Keynote - Orlin Velev, North Carolina Sate University
     Functional magnetically responsive foams stabilized with particles of
     engineered structure and properties
0925 48. Luis M. Liz-Marzan, University of Vigo
     Responsive microgel composite colloids for plasmonic sensing
1000 Break
1035 49. Walter Richtering, University of Aachen
     Multisensitive microgels in suspension and at fluid interfaces
1110 50. Mihaela Delcea, University of Basel
     Industrial encapsulation processing
1145 51. Anne Barnett, IZON
    SIOS: A new impedance-based measurement technique for
    characterization and advanced analysis of particle systems
    for nanomedicine, drug delivery and diagnostics
1200 - End of Session

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

Monday, 11 July 2011, Afternoon

1400-1735 General Session 4 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University

1400 52. Keynote - Helmuth Moewald, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
     From designed nanoparticles to remote controlled release
1445 53. Andrew Lyon, Georgia Tech
     Self-healing hydrogel films
1520 Break
1550 54. Klaus Tauer, Max Planck Instiute of Colloids and Interfaces
     Di-stimuli-responsive diblock and triblock copolymer particles
     Striped particles and lipid bilayers
1700 55. Veronique Schmitt, University of Bordeaux
     Thermo-responsive microgels as Pickering emulsion stabilizers:
     Particle adsorption and emulsion propertiess
1735 - End of Session
1130 56. John Texter, Eastern Michigan University
     Stimuli responsive nanolatexes and latex films

Monday, 11 July 2011, Evening
1745-1945 Posters/Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011, Morning

0830-1205 General Session 5 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Andrew Lyon, Georgia Tech

0830 General Announcements and PlasmaChem Poster Award
0835 93. Keynote - Wolfgang Parak, Philipps University of Marbourg
     Colloidal nano- and microparticles towards sensing applications
0915 94. Volker Mailaender, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
     Nanoprobing the pH in intracellular compartments by polymeric

1545 95. Geoff Bothun, University of Rhode Island
     RF-responsive magneto liposomes
1005 Break
1030 96. Alla Synytska, Leibnitz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
     Stimuli-responsive Janus particles
1105 97. Herve Dietsch, University of Fribourg
     Ellipsoidal hybrid magnetic microgel particles with thermally tunable
     aspect ratios
1130 98. B. V. R. Tata, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
     Dynamics and disorder in colloidal crystals of osmotically
     compressed vs uncompressed thermo-responsive microgel particles
1205 End of Session

Tuesday, 12 July 2011, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

1400-1700 General Session 6 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: John Texter, Eastern Michigan University

1400 99. Keynote - Francesco Stellacci, EPFL
     The tale of two self-assembly systems that "love" to interact:
     Striped particles and lipid bilayers
1445 100. Sven Holger Behrens, Georgia Tech
     Colloidal whiffle balls, dissoluble colloidosomes, and particles
     with tunable roughness
1520 Break
0940 101. Arijit Bose, University of Rhode Island
     pH-Responsive particles for making emulsions and their deployment for
     partitioning of aromatic hydrocarbons
1620 Panel Discussion - Helmuth Moewald, Walter Richtering,
          Francesco Stellacci, Orlin Velev, Wolfgang Parak

     Discussion of Conference Issues
1700 End of Conference

Poster Session P1 (Sunday, 1800-2000)
Session Chair: Melanie Martin, Particles Conference

 11. Renate de Lima (Sao Paulo State University)
Evaluation of the genotoxicity of polymer microparticles containing ametryn herbicide

Sensing & Diagnostics
 12. Lise Junker Nielsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Aptamer based nanobiosensors - A tool for in vivo metabolite sensing
 13. Honghao Sun (Technical University of Denmark)
Triple fluorescent labeling of polymeric nanoparticles for pH sensing
 14. Prayanka Rajendran (ETH Zurich)
Gold nanoprobes for direct oligonucleotide detection

 15. Leonardo F. Fraceto (Sao Paulo State University)
Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanocapsules containing benzocaine: Influence of the composition of the oily nucleus on physicochemical properties and anesthetic activity
 16. Leonardo F. Fraceto (Sao Paulo State University)
Development of chitosan-coated poly-ε-captrolactone nanoparticles for controlled release of atrazine herbicide
 17. Ivaylo V. Dimitrov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
A mild and versatile approach for DNA encapsulation
 18. Masanori Ochi (Soka University)
Preparation and characterization of thermo-responsive microcapsules composed of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and alginate
 19. Masahiro Yasukawa (Okayama University)
Monodisperse hydrogel capsules prepared by W/W/O emulsion
 20. Dieter Trau (National University of Singapore)
Pniball microfluidics for continuous microcapsule formation in laminar flow streams

Advanced Materials
 21. Dieter Trau (National University of Singapore)
Permeability tunable core-shell materials fabricated via self-assembled polyamines
 22. Junichi Ida (Soka University)
Preparation of thermo-responsive functional composites by embedding TiO2/Fe3O4 nanoparticles
 23. Cristina Giordano (Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces)
Metal nitride- and metal carbide-based hybrid systems: Synthesis, characterization and potentialities of a novel class of advanced materials
 24. Shinobu Uemura (Kumamoto University)
Kinetic control of thermoresponsive triarm diblock copolymers
 25. Martha Pastuszka (University of Southern California)
Development of a thermally responsive intracellular switch
 26. John Tsavalas (University of New Hampshire)
Imagewise coalescence of infrared-responsive latex particles and patterned particulate films
 27. Stanislav Vasic (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials)
Gas flow sputtering of platinum-based catalysts for fuel cell applications
 28. Kohji Yoshinaga (Nagasaki University)
Increases of effective refractive index of colloidal crystal systems formed by polymer-modified silica by incorporation of transition metal complexes
 29. Jesus Manuel Vega (Delft University of Technology)
Mesoporous SiO2 nanoparticles incorporated into organic coatings as self-healing systems
 30. Martin Peter Neubauer (University of Bayreuth)
Micromechanics of spider silk particles
 31. Du-Jeon Jang (Seoul National University)
Catalytic properties of hollow platinum nanoparticles
 32. Tomoaki Hino (Kinjo Gakuin University)
Effect of osmotic pressure on the physical properties of W/O/W emulsions
 33. Lars Folke Olsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Measurements of intracellular ATP provide new insight into the regulation of glycolysis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisae

Particle Synthesis
 34. Ajay Khopade (Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. Ltd.)
Self-assembly of anticancer drugs
 35. Sebastian Seiffert (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
Smart microgels tailored by droplet microfluidics
 36. Sebastian Seiffert (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
Does size matter? Elasticity of compressed suspensions of colloidal-scae and granular-scale microgels
 37. Hilde Jans (IMEC, Leuven)
Poly(acrylic acid) stabilized colloidal gold nanoparticles: Synthesis and properties
 38. Tian-Song Deng (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung)
Synthesis of highly monodisperse organosilica core-shell particles
 39. Andreas Riedinger, (Italian Institute of Technology)
Nano-hybrids based on pH responsive hydrogels and inorganic nanoparticles for drug delivery and sensor applications
 40. Tsutomu Ono (Okayama University)
Functional hairy particles prepared by dispersion copolymerization with polyaspartate macromonomer
 41. Torsten Rossow (Freie University of Berlin)
Controlled synthesis of degradable cell-laden microgels by radical-free gelation in droplet microfluidics
 42. Balachandran Jeyadevan (University of Shiga Prefecture)
Potential of magnetite nanoparticles as thermal seeds for magnetic fluid hyperthermia

 43. Carmen Gruber-Traub (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology)
Loaded micro/nanoparticles by spray drying
 44. Stephan Schmidt (Fraunhofer IBM)
Calcium carbonate template protein microparticles for controlled drug delivery
 45. Marie-Luce De Temmerman (University of Ghent)
Comparative study between LBL microcapsules and PLGA microparticles for protein vaccination in mice
 46. Marie-Luce De Temmerman (University of Ghent)
mRNA-loaded microbubbles for ultrasound assisted transfection of dendritic cells

Poster Session P2 (Monday, 1800-2000)
Session Chair: Melanie Martin, Particles Conference

 57. Ming-Wei Chang (University of London)
Ultrasound controlled release using volatile core-shell capsules
 58. M.M. Sánchez Navarro (Footwear Research Institute - INESCOP)
Sweat responsive nanocapsules for footwear applications
 59. Angelina Angelova (Université Paris Sud)
Protein uptake in nanostructured liquid crystalline carriers
 60. Angelina Angelova (Université Paris Sud)
Phase transitions in lipid nanovector systems with intertwined channel networks
 61. Li Liu (Sichuan University)
Monodisperse core-shell chitosan microcapsules for pH-responsive burst release of hydrophobic drugs
 62. Tine Daa Schroder (University of Southern Denmark)
Aptamer targeted chitosan nanoparticles for delivery of siRNA
 63. Emilie Hachet (CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble)
Designing biocompatible and biodegradable nanogels for the self-regulated release of insulin
 64. Ronald Zirbs (BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna)
Novel core-shell nanoparticles for systematic cell-uptake experiments
 65. Susana Carregal-Romero (Philipps Universität Marburg)
Gold decorated carrier systems for controlled drug delivery

Particle Synthesis
 66. Mazdak Asadian Birjand (Freie Universität Berlin)
Thermosensitive nanogels based in dendritic polyglycerol
 67. Ya-Lan Yu (Sichuan University)
Monodisperse microspheres with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) core and ethyl cellulose shell
 68. Julien Boudon (Université de Bourgogne)
Functionalized titanate nanotubes for applications in medical imaging
 69. Morten Ebbesen (iNANO, Aarhus)
Incorporation of PEG-b-(PE or PLGA) diblock copolymers for the surface functionalization of PLGA nanoparticles
 70. Hyonchol Kim (Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology)
Fabrication and application of size-controlled metal nano-cups for indentification of genome/proteome expression profiles
 71. Stephan Barcikowski (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Laser fabrication of gold nanoparticle-bioconjugates using delayed conjugation in liquid flow
 72. Mohamed Soyeb Manga (University of Leeds)
Using stimuli responsive core-shell particles to produce responsive colloidosomes from emulsion templates
 73. Amihay Freeman (Tel Aviv University)
Silver-coated biologically active protein hybrids: Biomedical applications
 74. Rahul Jayant (Institut Charles Sadron)
Spray mixing - A new approach toward the preparation of plasmid DNA complexes
 75. Jose Paulo S. Farinha (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Fluorescent silica-gold nanoparticles
 76. Arie Wibowo (University of Tokyo)
Nano- and meso-structured polyion complexes prepared by simple mixing of oppositely charged block copolymers in the physiological condition
 77. Yoshiko Takenaka (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Synthesis of high-aspect-ratio gold nanorods and the growth dynamics

Characterization & Properties
 78. Annette Peters (University Medical center, Freiburg)
Stability of liposomes after treatment with phospholipase C
 79. Olaf Muehling (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research)
Thermosensitive core/shell particles and their temperature dependent optical properties in acrylate resin
 80. Larry Unger (Particle Sizing Systems)
Characterization of sub-micron protein aggregation using new single particle counting techniques
 81. Vyacheslav R. Misko (University of Antwerp)
Lattice formation and phase transitions in systems of particles with non-monotonic interaction
 82. Vyacheslav R. Misko (University of Antwerp)
Dynamics of colloids driven by a non-uniform force in a narrow channel
 83. Zifu Li (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Chemistry and physics of monodisperse micro-sized PNIPAM microgels

Imaging & EM Therapy
 84. Melanie Pretzl (Universität Bayreuth)
Multimodality contrast agents -“ Micromechanics, adhesion and shell properties
 85. Gorka Salas (IMDEA-Nanoscienc)
Fighting cancer with magnetic nanoparticles
 86. Rafael Piñol (University of Zaragoza)
Bioferrofluids of magnetic nanoparticles encapsulated by poly-4-vinylpyridine block copolymer

Advanced Materials
 87. John Texter (Eastern Michigan University)
Optical-shear responsive waterborne graphene dispersions
 88. Joakim Riikonen (University of Eastern Finland)
Effect of oxidation on surface chemistry and nanostructure of mesoporous silicon microparticles

 89. Mathieu Varache (Université de Bourgogne)
Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the encapsulation of anticancer drugs
 90. Anna Szarpak (University of Twente)
Cyclodextrin-modified zeolites : Host-guest surface chemistry for the build-up of multifunctional nanocontainers
 91. Maike Windbergs (Saarland University)
Biodegradable core shell particles for controlled encapsulation and release of actives
 92. Philip N. Sturzenegger (ETH Zurich)
Microcapsules from particle-stabilized emulsions


Due to space limitations, a maximum of 170 conferees can be accommodated, so early registration is highly recommended.

Registration includes three business luncheon buffets and three early evening receptions.

Type of Attendee Until 5 Jul
Industrial Attendee US$1375
Academic or Government Attendee US$975
Accompanying Person US$350

After Jul 5 Only On-Site Registration US$1475
Accompanying Person US$350

(Accompanying persons shall not be admitted to any lectures.)

Registration Form

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Berlin City - West
Rohrdamm 80, 13629 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 38 39 9 888, E-mail: reservation.berlin@grandcityhotels.com
Mention "Particles 2011 Conference".


Our room block has been closed but more rooms may still be available on site at the Holiday Inn Berlin City-West at the highly favorable rate of EUR 89 per night (single) and EUR 107 per night (double) inclusive of VAT and service charges. These rates include a full breakfast buffet. Contact the hotel directly to determine availability or request a reservation on your registration form.

Registration Form


A one day short course will be presented on Friday preceding the start of the conference.

Friday, July 8th
Surface Modification Chemistries for Particles and Interfaces

Workshop Registration Form

Photos from the Conference

Dieter Trau introducing Sandy Asher for the opening lecture. Discussion period following first lecture.

Corporate Sponsors

  • NanoSight, Ltd.
  • IZON, Ltd.


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