Dendrimers are highly branched polymeric macromolecules with well-defined and uniform sizes and shapes. Their structure is based on three main components: a central core, repetitive branching units, and terminal groups.
Their surfaces are easily modifiable, increasing the number of repeated branching units, determines the generation of the dendrimer.
The interest to gain more fundamental knowledge about highly branched architectures combined with the high potential for applications in material science and life sciences,
stimulate scientists towards strong research efforts in the expanding field of dendrimer chemistry. The success of dendrimers is based on the availability of large molecules with unusual properties which makes them suitable for a broad range of applications.
The similarities between dendrimers and globular proteins, in terms of structure and surface properties allowed dendrimers to be utilized in medical applications.
The first Biodendrimer symposium was organised in Lodz (Poland) in 2008. The second edition was proposed in Porquerolles Island (France) in 2010, the third edition took place in Toledo (Spain) in 2012, the 4th in Lugano (Southern Switzerland) in 2014, the 5th in Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2016.
The aim of this Biennial International Symposium on dendrimers is to bring together the research and industrial groups working on biological and medical applications of dendrimers both at the European and international level. The symposium is organised around a strong scientific programme based on plenary lectures and oral or posters communications.
The conference will take place at the University of Urbino, Battiferri Palace, Via Saffi 42, in the historic center of Urbino, at 10 minutes walking distance from the Terminal Bus - Park Santa Lucia