Meet our Keynote Speakers for the 9th Annual Meeting of the OTS!

Carlo Croce, MD
“Micro RNAs and Cancer”
Director of Human Cancer Genetics
Chairman of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Director of the Institute of Genetics
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Croce is a world-renowned Italian oncologist recognized for research relating to the genetic mechanisms of cancer. His awards include the 2006 Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research for his discoveries of the molecular mechanisms of leukemia. In 2010 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Based on his merit in the field of science, he was awarded the honor of Cavaliere di Gran Croce and ranks first on the Italian Academy’s list of more than 700 Italian scientists having the most impact on medical research around the world. Currently, he is studying the role of microRNAs in oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Ernst Wagner, PhD, Professor
“Sequence-defined Carriers for Targeted Nucleic Acid Delivery”
Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Director of the Center for Drug Research
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) of Munich, Germany

Dr. Wagner is an expert in Pharmaceutical Science. Since 2005, he has been a Member of the Munich Center of Nanoscience (CeNS) and in 2010 became Coordinator of the Area “Biomedical Nanotechnologies” and Executive Board Member of the DFG Excellence Cluster “Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM).” Beginning in 2002 he has held the position of associate editor for the Journal of Gene Medicine and in 2008 began his editorship for Pharmaceutical Research. Dr. Wagner’s impressive publication record lists over 300 publications in journals and books and more than 15 patent families. His research interests include ‘programmed’ nanoparticle- and polymer-based targeted drug delivery as well as gene therapy and other nucleic acid-based therapies of cancer. Presently, he is a senior scholar and visiting professor at Fudan University, Shanghai.

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Meet All of the Speakers at the 9th Annual Meeting

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