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Cornell University

Jiang Lab

Focusing on Biomaterials and Drug Delivery


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Plenary Talk (P) – 20 mins
Invited Talk (I) – 15 mins
Talks – 10 mins
Student Talk – 5 mins

Sunday (7/28) Welcome Reception, Weill Hall 125 (6-8:30pm)

Monday (7/29) Statler Hotel Carrier Ballroom (2nd Floor)

7:30am – Breakfast

8:00-8:20Opening Shaoyi Jiang

Bioinspired & Zwitterionic Materials 1 (8:20-10:00am, 100 mins)
Chair: Chris Ober

8:20-8:40 (P), Kazuhiko Ishihara, Osaka University, Bioinspired Phospholipid Polymer Science and Engineering.
8:40-9:00 (P), Buddy Ratner, Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) and University of Washington, The Outstanding Blood Compatibility of Zwitterionic Carboxybetaine Polymers. Why?
9:00-9:20 (P), William R. Wagner, University of Pittsburgh, Zwitterionic Materials for Reduced Thrombogenicity in Medical Devices.
9:20-9:40 (P), Matthew Tirrell, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Effects of Charge Sequence Pattern and Lysine-to-Arginine Substitution on the Structural Stability of Bioinspired Polyampholytes.
9:40-10:00 (P), Lynden Archer, Cornell University, Stability of Metal Electrodeposition Processes at Precise Zwitterionic Polymer Interphases.

10:00-10:30am Group Photo and Coffee Break

Bioinspired & Zwitterionic Materials 2 (10:30am-12:00pm, 90 mins)
Chair: Kazuhiko Ishihara

10:30-10:50 (P), Christopher Ober, Cornell University, Zwitterions and Charge Neutral Buffers in Antifouling and Fouling Resistant Coatings.
10:50-11:10 (P), Julius Vancso, University of Twente, Biomimetic Adhesives in Polymer Technology: Lessons Learned from Marine Fouling Research.
11:10-11:30 (P), Gilbert Walker, University of Toronto, Modulating Phagocytosis and Screening Cell Migration in Different Microenvironments.
11:30-11:45 (I), Rong Yang, Cornell University, All-dry Synthesis of Ultrathin Zwitterionic Polymer Coatings.
11:45-12:00 (I), Ayse Asatekin, Tufts University, Mixing and Matching: Amphiphilic Polyampholytes and Polyelectrolyte Complexes that Mimic Zwitterionic Behavior for Membrane Applications.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

Surfaces and Coatings 1 (1:00-3:00pm, 120 mins)
Chair: Julius Vancso

1:00-1:20 (P), Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Identifying Design Rules for Protein Resistant Zwitterionic Polymer Coatings.
1:20-1:40 (P), Keith Cook, Carnegie Mellon University, Surface-Focused Artificial Lung Anticoagulation using Polycarboxybetaine Coatings.
1:40-2:00 (P), Yung Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Zwitterionization Techniques for Chemically Inert Polymeric Biomaterials.
2:00-2:15 (I), Han Zuilhof, Wageningen University, The Light Way to Biofunctional Polymer Brushes.
2:15-2:30 (I), Axel Rosenhahn, Ruhr University Bochum, Fouling Resistance of Zwitterionic Methacrylate Coatings under Ocean Conditions.
2:30-2:45 (I), Matthew J. Panzer, Tufts University, Polyzwitterion Scaffolds for Alkali Metal Cation-Crosslinked Ionogel Electrolytes.
2:45-3:00 (I), Jie Zheng, University of Akron, Integrative Machine Learning and Molecular Dynamics for Antifouling Material Design.

3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break

Hydrogels and Cell Engineering 1 (3:30-5pm, 90mins)
Chair: Karen Lienkamp

3:30-3:45 (I), Yasuhiko Iwasaki, Kansai University, Bone-targeting Polyphosphoesters for the Prevention of Osteoporotic Bone Resorption.
3:45-4:00 (I), Takashi Miyata, Kansai University, Zwitterionic Polymer Materials with Dynamic Crosslinks.
4:00-4:10, Minglin Ma, Cornell University, Delivering Insulin-producing Cells without Immunosuppression.
4:10-4:20, Zhiqiang Cao, Wayne State University, Zwitterionic Polymer Coatings Hydrogels and Solutions and Their Biomedical Applications.
4:20-4:30, C. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa, Photografted Zwitterionic Hydrogels for Improved Cochlear Implant Performance.
4:30-4:40, Voravee P. Hoven, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Fish Gelatin-Hyaluronic Acid Scaffold for Constructing Artificial 3D Skin Model.
4:40-4:50, Feng Jiang, The University of British Columbia, Synergy of Cellulose and Zwitterionic Materials: Advancing Sustainable Functional Bio-based Materials.
4:50-5:00, Yupeng Chen, University of Connecticut, Bio-inspired design of rod-shaped Janus base nanomaterials for drug and RNA delivery.
5:00-6:00pm Break and optional Cornell campus tour.
6:30-7:00pm Posters (with judges for Young Scholar Poster Competition) &Reception (drink + light refreshment).
7-9pm Banquet (platted).
8-8:30pm Dinner talk by Jennifer Elisseeff, John Hopkins University, From Lessons in Translation to Learning What is Lost in Translation.

Tuesday (7/30) Statler Hotel, Carrier Ballroom (2nd Floor)

7:30am – Breakfast

Nanoparticles and Drug Delivery 1 (8:00-10:00am, 120 mins)
Chair: Rong Yang

8:00-8:20 (P), Samir Mitragotri, Harvard University, Ionic Liquids for Therapeutic Applications.
8:20-8:40 (P), Molly S Shoichet, University of Toronto, Affinity Release with Transiently-charged Polymeric Nanoparticles.
8:40-9:00 (P), Theresa Reineke, University of Minnesota, Copolymer Blending and Machine Learning Informs Efficient Design for High Performance Nucleic Acid Delivery.
9:00-9:20 (P), Susan Daniel, Cornell University, How to Build a Synthetic Virus without a Living Host for Vaccination.
9:20-9:35 (I), Hak Soo Choi, Harvard Medical School, Zwitterionic Renal Clearable Contrast Agents for Cancer Theranostics.
9:35-9:50 (I), Jesse Jokerst, University of California San Diego, Measuring and Modeling Protease Activity with Zwitterionic Nano-systems.
9:50-10:00, Bowen Li, University of Toronto, Combinatorial Design of Lipid Nanoparticles for Tissue-Specific mRNA Delivery.

10:00-10:30am Coffee Break

Surfaces and Coatings 2 (10:30am-12:00pm, 90mins)
Chair: Axel Rosenhahn

10:30-10:45 (I), Karen Lienkamp, Saarland University, Antimicrobially Active Polyzwitterions – A Paradigm Change?
10:45-10:55, Gang Cheng, Westlake University, Design and Development of a Versatile Zwitterionic Polymer Platform to Address Long-lasting Biofilm Challenges.
10:55-11:05, Woo Kyung Cho, Chungnam National University, Nature-Inspired Zwitterionic Biomaterials and Surface Chemistry for Anti-Biofouling Applications.
11:05-11:15, Matthew Bernards, University of Idaho, Advanced Thin Film Polyampholyte Coatings to Prevent Bacteria Adhesion and Biofilm Formation in Microgravity.
11:15-11:25, Kevin Neumann, Radboud University, Stronger together: Polymeric Ylides as a New Generation of Antifouling and Biofilm Preventing Materials.
11:25-11:40 (I), Hana Vaisocherová-Lísalová, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Antifouling Zwitterionic Bio-Functional Nano-Coatings for Smart Biosensing in Real-World Media.
11:40-11:50, Robert J. Hickey, The Penn State University, Tuning the Dielectric Constant of Polymeric Materials with Zwitterions.
11:50-12:00, Chie Kojima, Osaka Metropolitan University, Application of Zwitterionic Polymer Hydrogels to Optical Tissue Clearing.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

Surfaces and Coatings 3 (1:00-3:00pm, 120 mins)
Chair: Yasuhiko Iwasaki

1:00-1:15 (I), Tatsuro Goda, Toyo University, Unlocking the Potential of MPC Polymers: Bioinertness and Beyond.
1:15-1:30 (I), Motoyasu Kobayashi, Kogakuin University, Hydration Water Bound to Polyzwitterion Brushes Characterized by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
1:30-1:45 I), Masaru TANAKA, Kyushu University, Design of Multi-functional Biomaterials based on the Intermediate Water Concept.
1:45-2:00 (I), Zhan Chen, University of Michigan, Molecular Level Studies on Surface Hydration of Zwitterionic Polymers in Situ to Elucidate Antifouling Mechanisms.
2:00-2:15 (I), Tao Wei, University of South Carolina, Simulation Study of Hydration and Nonfouling Activities Zwitterionic Materials.
2:15-2:30 (I), Xavier Banquy, Université de Montréal, Zwtterionic bottlebrush polymers effectively alleviate frictional damage both in vitro and in vivo.
2:30-2:45 (I), Daewha Hong, Pusan National University, Development of versatile and biocompatible antifouling coatings by mimicking melanogenesis.
2:45-3:00 (I), R. Helen Zha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, One-Pot Formation of Multifunctional Biomedical Coatings via Silk Fibroin Self-Assembly.

3:00-3:30am Coffee Break

Nanoparticles and Drug Delivery 2 (3:30-4:40pm, 70 mins)
Chair: Yung Chang

3:30-3:40, Weiping Gao, Peking University, Ultra-Long Acting Proteins Fused to Elastin-like Polypeptides.
3:40-3:50, Juntao Luo, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Zwitterionic Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Delivery and Immune Modulation.
3:50-4:00, Shin-ichi Yusa, University of Hyogo, Polyion complex (PIC) Micelles Formed from Random Copolymers.
4:00-4:10, Bingbing Sun, Dalian University of Technology, Engineered Design of Mucus Penetration Nanoparticles for Inhalable Vaccines.
4:10-4:20, Meenakshi Singh, Banaras Hindu University, Zwitterionic Polymers in Molecularly Imprinted Polymers.
4:20-4:30, Jing Sun, Jilin University, Nanoscale Polyelectrolyte Complex Vesicles from Bioinspired Peptidomimetic Homopolymers with Zwitterionic Property and Extreme Stability.
4:30-4:40, Shaojun Peng, Beijing Normal University, A Simple and Powerful Sulfonamide-based Zwitterionic Micelle for Enhanced Drug Delivery to Brain Glioma.

Commercialization (4:40-5:00pm 20 mins)
Chair: Yung Chang

4:40-4:50, Yan Wen Chen, Puriblood medical CO., LTD. Developing Blood Leukocytes Depletion Membranes from the Design of Bioinert Hydrogel Interfaces with Surface Charge Control.
4:50-5:00, Martin Alm, Biomodics ApS, The Remarkable Benefits of Zwitterionic Polymers.
5-6pm Break and Optional Cornell campus tour.
6:30-7pm Posters (No judges for Young Scholar Poster Competition) & Reception (drink)
7-7:15 Award ceremony Research awards & Young Scholar Poster Awards.
7:15-7:20pm Announcement of the next conference site.
7:20-9pm Dinner (buffet).

Wednesday (7/31) Phillips Hall 101

7:30am – Breakfast

Surfaces and Coatings 4 (8:00-9:00am)
Chair: Shaoyi Jiang

8:00-8:10, Kagya Amoako, University of New Haven, Polysulfobetaine Grafting of the Artificial Lung by Priming Method Reduced Fouling.
8:10-8:20, Yuji Teramura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Stent coating containing a charged silane coupling agent that regulates protein adsorption to confer antithrombotic and cell-adhesion properties.
8:20-8:30, Wei-Bor Tsai, National Taiwan University, Development of a Robust poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) Coating for Anti-fouling Applications in Biomedical Devices.
8:30-8:40, Yongsheng Leng, George Washington University, Understanding alginate monomers contribution to organic fouling on polyamide membrane surfaces.
8:40-8:50, Ying-Nien Chou, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Aldehydated zwitterionic copolymers for anti-biofouling surface modification and bioconjugation.
8:50-9:00, Irish Valerie Maggay, Chung Yuan Christian University, Exploring Thermal Stability Enhancement in Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membranes with Antifouling Zwitterionic Copolymer.

9-9:20am Coffee Break

9:20-9:30, Chia-Chih Chang, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Antifouling Properties of Amine-Oxide-Containing Zwitterionic Polymers.
9:30-9:40, Chien-Wei Chu, Feng Chia University, Surface Modification with Polyelectrolytes in Nanopores of Anodic Aluminum Oxide Membranes and Its Application as Ion Transport Channels.
9:40-9:50, Guo-Jun Zhang, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Graphene-based field effect transistor biosensor for sensitive detection of exosomes.

Hydrogels and Cell Engineering 2
Chair: Shaoyi Jiang

9:50-10;00, Jun Fu, Sun Yat-sen University, Polyzwitterionic Hydrogels for Bioadhesive Flexible Sensors
10:00-10:10, Lei Ye, Shandong University, Zwitterionic-based hydrogel for biomedical applications.
10:10-10:20, Xiaohui Li, Tiangong University, Exploiting multiple interactions for strong and tough pure zwitterionic hydrogel.
10:20-10:30, Xiaoran Hu, Syracuse university, High-Sensitivity Force Sensing through Force-Stereochemistry Coupling.

10:30-10:50am Coffee Break

Nanoparticles & Drug Delivery 3
Chair: Shaoyi Jiang

10:50-11:00, Fumu Zhang, University of Miami, Rapid and Versatile Synthesis of Glutathione-Responsive Polycarbonates from Activated Cyclic Carbonates for Drug Delivery.
11:00-11:10, Mingfeng Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Tumor-Targeting Theranostic Bottle-Brush Polymers.

Young Scholar Forum
Chair: Shaoyi Jiang

11:10-11:15, Andriy R. Kuzmyn, University of Twente, Polymer brushes by SI-PET-RAFT for sensing applications.
11:15-11:20, Songpei Xie, Oklahoma State University, Biodegradable Poly (Sulfo Betaine) Microparticles for Antibody Pulmonary Delivery.
11:20-11:25, Nahieli Preciado, McMaster University, Injectable Zwitterionic Hydrogels for Viscossuplementation to Treat Ostearthritis.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Box to Go

Chair: Zhan Chen

Young Scholar Poster Competition (28)

  • Katrin Ademmer, Ruhr-University Bochum, Impact of Interfacial Charge Distribution in Mixed-charge Equilibrated SAMs on Pathogen Attachment.
  • Syeda Tajin Ahmed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Interactions of Zwitterionic Polymers with Biomolecules at Nanoscale.
  • Pengyu Chen, Cornell University, Tailoring the “Flavor” of Zwitterionic Chemistry for Antifouling Coating against Foulants with Different Sizes.
  • Gian Vincent Dizon, Chung Yuan Christian University, Zwitterionization Techniques for Chemically Inert Polymeric Biomaterials.
  • Michala Forinová, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, A Stable and Tunable Terpolymer Brush-based Nanocoating Employed in Biosensing Technologies.
  • Justin Giannino, University at Buffalo, Synthesis, Characterization, and Property Studies of Zwitterionic Celluloses.
  • Zehui Han, Syracuse University, Bioinspired Active Topographies with Mucin Coating of Micron-sized Pillars.
  • Ashleigh Herrera, Tufts University, Crosslinked Zwitterionic Amphiphilic Copolymeric Membranes for Ion Separations.
  • Yubin Hong, Pusan National University, Development of Versatile Antifouling Surface Coating via Tyrosinase-Mediated Oxidation of a Tyrosine-Conjugated Sulfobetaine Derivative.
  • Jaehoon Jeong, Pusan National University, Development of Melanin-Inspired Initiator Film for Generating Zwitterionic Antifouling Brush on Diverse Substrates.
  • Jana Karthäuser, Ruhr University Bochum, Sulfo- and Sulfabetaines with Varying Inter-charge and Betaine Backbone Chain Lengths for the Use as Antifouling Coatings.
  • Takumi Komiya, Kogakuin University, Synthesis and Characterization of Arsenocholine-type Polyelectrolyte Brush.
  • Qiming Li, University of Michigan, Investigation of In-vivo Protein Corona Formed on Zwitterionic Nanogels.
  • Bricker D. Like, Tufts University, Zwitterion Decorated Sol-Gel Materials for Ionogel Electrolytes.
  • Kay McIlhenny, Cornell University, Systemic RNA Delivery by Phosphatidylserine Lipid Nanoparticles for Efficient Immunotherapy.
  • Shawn D. Mengel, UC Santa Barbara, Bulk-like Water Dynamics of Charge-screened Polymeric Zwitterions.
  • Skyler O. Oneida, University of Idaho, Design, Synthesis, and Scale-up Optimization of Peptide-based Zwitterionic Cross-linkers for Incorporation into Polyampholyte Hydrogels.
  • Alina Pilipenco, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Zwitterionic Terpolymer Brushes: A Biomaterial Approach to Antifouling Medical Device Coatings.
  • Survanshu Saxena, McMaster University, A Thin Anti-fouling, Ionically Conductive, and Multifunctional Zwitterionic Polymer Coating for Improved Electrochemical Biosensing in Complex Media.
  • Suji Shin, Carnegie Mellon University, Combined Use of Polycarboxybetaine Coatings with a Selective FXIIa Inhibitor to Create Potent Anticoagulation without Bleeding during ECMO.
  • Boran Sun, Johns Hopkins University, Antifouling Properties of Zwitterionic Peptides Modified Substrates.
  • Chenjue Tang, Cornell University, Zwitterionic Coatings for Medical Devices.
  • Anusha Vonteddu, University of Houston, Electric Pulse-Induced Stimuli Response of Polyelectrolyte Droplets.
  • Erica Wagner, Cornell University, Zwitteriionic Hydrogels for Stem Cells.
  • Shao-Yu Wang, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Formation of High Hardness Zwitterionic Siloxane Film with Anti-biofouling Properties.
  • Itsuki Watanabe, Kogakuin University, Effect of Divalent Salts on Hydration Water Bound to Zwitterionic Polymers.
  • Pai-Jung Yang, National Taiwan University, Optimizing Electrochemical Biosensors: Investigating Zwitterionic Surfaces’ Dual Role in Antifouling and Bioconjugation.
  • Suiying Ye, ETH Zurich, Programmable Coacervates from Phase Separation of Zwitterionic Polymers.

Regular Posters (6)

  • Ching-Yi Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Zwitterionic Nanofibrous Wound Dressings for Long-lasting Antibacterial Photodynamic Therapy.
  • Yan Wen Chen, Puriblood medical CO., LTD., Developing Blood Leukocytes Depletion Membranes from the Design of Bioinert Hydrogel Interfaces with Surface Charge Control.
  • Jhengfong Jhong, Puriblood medical CO., LTD., Mixed-Charge Copolymers: Advancing Wound Dressing Biomaterials.
  • Sung Min Kang, Chungbuk National University and Chungnam National University, Polydopamine-Mediated Amphiphilic Zwitterionic Copolymer Coatings for Marine Antifouling Applications.
  • Ershuai Zhang, Wayne State University, Zwitterionic Materials for Anti-adhesion Applications.
  • Yu Zhang, Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Supramolecular Assembled Programmable Nanomedicine as In Situ Cancer Vaccine for Cancer Immunotherapy.