Invited Speakers
Overseas Speakers and Titles:

・Matthias Ballauff (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
"Thermosensitive core-shell microgels as carriers for metallic nanoparticles"
・Tatiana Budtova (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France)
"Solvent cotrolled release from hydrogels under mechanical stresses"
・J. Zach Hilt (University of Kentucky, USA)
"Nanocomposite hydrogels as intelligent biomaterials"
・Allan S. Hoffman (University of Washington, USA)
"A historical survey of "smart" gels" (Review Lecture)
・Hongrui Jiang (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
"Autonomous microfluidics enabled by stimuli-responsive hydrogels"
・L. Andrew Lyon (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Biological applications of colloidal hydrogels"
・Kenneth R. Shull (Northwestern University, USA)
"Self assembling triblock copolymer gels for materials processing and biomedical applications"
・Ronald A. Siegel (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Recent results on a hydrogel-enzyme oscillator and on microfabricated hydrogel constructs"
・Kurt I. Draget (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
"Specific and non-specific interactions of guluronate oligomers in alginate and mucin networks"
・Patrick Stayton (University of Washington, USA)
""Smart" hydrogels and nanogels for drug delivery and diagnosis"

Japanese Speakers and Titles:

・Kazunari Akiyoshi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
"Nanogel engineering and biomedical application"
・Masao Doi (The University of Tokyo)
"Electro responsive gel using ionic liquids"
・Kazuhiko Ishihara (The University of Tokyo)
"Spontaneous forming hydrogels composed of phospholipid polymers for biomedical application"
・Kazunori Kataoka (The University of Tokyo)
"Multimolecular-assembly of smart block copolymers as nanocarriers for gene and drug delivery"
・Teruo Okano (Tokyo Women's Medical University)
"Temperature-responsive biointerfaces for cell sheet tissue engineering"