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7th International Dendrimer Symposium (IDS7)

The symposia focuses on the scientific research, latest developments in technology, synthesis, characterization and applications. The meeting provides for limited parallel sessions with sufficient breaks and social gatherings to provide for collaborative networking opportunities, including a welcome reception, poster sessions, coffee breaks, and a conference dinner.


United States Army Research Laboratory
Dendritech, Inc.
Frontier Scientific
Nanotech Characterization Laboratory
Texas Christian University

Dendrimers are monodisperse polymeric material with branched architecture first reported as cascade molelcules by Prof. Fritz Vögtle in 1978 and later by Dr. Donald Tomalia and Prof. George Newkome in 1985 as dendrimers and arborols, respectively. The field has expanded in the past 25 years and now dendrimers, dendritic polymers and hyperbranched architectures found application in various fields including materials, catalysis, defense, energy, environmental remediation and biomedical applications to name a few.

With the exponential growth of this field, with many groups pursuing dendrimer research all over the globe, researchers felt the need for a dedicated international symposium to bring multidisciplinary groups working with dendrimers together and discuss their research. As a results, the first international dendrimer symposium was organized in Frankfurt, Germany (1999) followed every two years by Tokyo, Japan (2001); Berlin, Germany (2003); Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA (2005); Toulouse, France (2007); Stockholm, Sweden in 2009. An average of 300-400 participants attended these symposia from over 30 countries every two years.

Plenary Speakers 
Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo
James R. Baker, Jr. University of Michigan
Jean-Pierre Majoral, CNRS-France
Eva Malmström, KTH, Sweden
George R. Newkome, University of Akron
Virgil Percec, University of Pennsylvania
Dieter Schlüter, ETH, Switzerland
Donald Tomalia, National Dendrimer Center, MI
Roger Tsien, UC San Diego

Invited Speakers  
Dietmar Appelhans, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research
Tatsuo Arai, University of Tsukuba
Mark Banaszak, Holl University of Michigan
Zhishan Bo, Beijing Normal University
Martin Brechbiel, National Cancer Institute
Raul Cachau, National Cancer Institute
Ann-Marie Caminade, LCC-Toulouse
Paola Ceroni, University of Bologna
Dick Crooks, University of Texas Austin
Peter Dvornic, Michigan Molecular Institute
Hamid Ghandehari, University of Utah
Elizabeth Gillies, University of Western Ontario
Yves Gnanou, ENSCPB
Rafael Gomez, Universidad de Alcalá
Danilo Gonzalez, Universidad de Talca
Ted Goodson, University of Michigan
N K Jain, S K Gaur University, India
N. Jayaraman, India Institute of Science
Ashok Kakkar, McGill University
R. Kannan, Wayne State University
Barbara Klajnert, Medical University Poland
Kenji Kono, Osaka Prefectural University
Myongsoo Lee, Seoul National University
Michael Malkoch, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Charles Moorefield,University of Akron
M. A. Munoz-Fernandez, Salud Madrid
David Owen, StarPharma
Jon Parquette, Ohio State University
Ling Peng, Université de la Méditerranée
Edmana Prasad, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India
S. Ramakrishnan, India Institute of Science
Rene Roy, Université du Québec à Montréal
Amitav Sanyal, Boğaziçi University
Rana Sanyal, Boğaziçi University
Doron Shabat, Tel-Aviv University
Thommey Thomas, University of Michigan
Sergei Vinogradov, University of Pennsylvania
Philip Wyatt, Wyatt Technology Corporation
Kimihisa Yamamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology 

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Registration is closed.
Due to security requirements, no onsite conference registrations will be accepted. Proof of university or student affiliation may be required on-site if academic or student rates are selected. Attendees who are not U.S. citizens will be required to provide additional information at the time of registration, and will be required to show government-issued passport or identification prior to entering NIST.

Created June 15, 2011, Updated September 21, 2016