NALS 2020

The 2nd International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) is being organized by IMDEA Nanociencia to be held in the Excellence Campus of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid,Spain) on 29th-31st January 2020. The first NALS meeting took place in Gijon (Spain) on December 2017 gathering 135 participants coming from 24 countries. NALS events are promoted by the NanoBioAp Cluster, which consists of more than 70 researchers from different Spanish Research Institutions. The NanoBioAp Cluster is chaired by Prof. Carmen Blanco and Prof. Montserrat Rivas, from Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).The relentless advances made in nanotechnology during the last years call for a multidisciplinary, cross-sectional approach, from the design of new materials to their final application. NALS 2020 intends to establish synergies, foster long-lasting collaborations, and contribute to a fruit-full academia-industry liaison, to work together on the development of disruptive nanomaterials based techniques and devices for applications in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Environment, among others.

The exciting and lively city of Madrid constitutes a vibrant venue to frame this event due to the excellent communications and leisure offer.

NALS 2020 will bring together academia and industrial researchers in materials science, chemistry, engineering,  medicine, and biology, to establish synergies, strengthen initiated collaborations and create new ones

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission extended to 25th November 2019
  • Abstract Notification: 9th December 2019.
  • Early Registration Deadline : 23th December 2019.
  • NALS 2020 meeting: from 29th to 31st January 2020.

List of Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. María José Alonso, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Dr. Christian Dose, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
  • Prof. Claire Wilhelm, Paris Diderot University (Paris, France)
  • Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)


  • Nanomaterials for therapy: optical/magnetic hyperthermia; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; gene and cell therapies.
  • Nanomaterials for detection and diagnosis: magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic particle imaging; magneto-encephalography; magnetic, optic, electromagnetic, and electrochemical sensing actuators; magnetic cell/exosome/protein pre-concentration and isolation.
  • Nanomaterials for environmental applications: water and air treatment, soil remediation.
  •  In silico testing: computer modelling of nanomaterials and their application in medicine and biology.
  • Lab on-a-chip, and organ on-a-chip.
  • Metrology and standardisation of nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis, functionalization, bioconjugation, and surface engineering of nanomaterials.
  • Biocompatibility and toxicity of nanomaterials.
  • Nanomaterials for translational applications.

Themed Collection

Papers Related to the International Conference on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences 2020 (NALS 2020) in Nanoscale Advances.
We are delighted to offer invited speakers and selected attendees of NALS 2020 the opportunity to contribute some of their new high quality work to Nanoscale Advances as part of an invited online article collection with a theme ‘nanomaterials applied to life sciences’.Nanoscale Advances is gold open access, but all publication charges are waived until 2021 so it is free to read and free for authors to publish in the journal. The journal has also been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Index on Web of Science as well as Scopus.

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