The way “Nature” assembles biomolecules, processes reactions and releases therapeutics could provide transformative strategies for the design of advanced drug delivery systems with enhanced efficacy. Bioinspired methods that involve construction of biological building blocks, or leveraging bio-interactions are being widely implemented to create various delivery formulations. Mimicking the physicochemical and physiological properties of natural particulates, ranging from pathogens to mammalian cells facilitates spatiotemporal control release of therapeutics. This “Bioengineering” Focus Group (FG) provides a dynamic platform for like-minded professionals from academia and industry across the world to efficiently communicate about cutting edge science and technology in the field, germinating innovations and promoting translations.

As a member of the Bioengineering Focus Group. you can expect exclusive access to:

  • Two awards at the Annual meeting; Young Investigator Award, and a Trainee Award
  • Opportunities to present your research during our dedicated programming session at the Annual Meeting
  • An Annual Meeting social event where you will have the chance to interact with CRS luminaries
  • A "Java with a Genius" mentoring session at the Annual meeting for one lucky trainee or your investigator to meet with a CRS luminary
  • Social media promotion of your research to the community
  • Leadership opportunities on the Focus Group Committee

The members of the Focus Group are expected to be paid members of the Controlled Release Society, independent of their membership category. 

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Brudno, Yevgeny
Yevgeny Brudno, PhD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
Vice Chair
Md Nurunnabi
University of Texas at El Paso
Secretary / Treasurer
Rahima Benhabour
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Communication Chair
Jonathan Choi
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Academic Representative (USA)
Scott Medina
Pennsylvania State University
Academic Representative (Europe)
Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, PhD
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Industry Representative
Anjumn Shabir-Ahmen
Academic Representative (Asia)
Li-Hua Peng
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Trainee Representative
Pritha Agarwalla
North Carolina State University
Trainee Representative
Thomas Moore
Istituto Italiano Di Technologia