Dear colleagues!

We cordially invite you to take part in

The 1st International Conference Magnetic nanomaterials in biomedicine: synthesis and functionalization
organized by the Institute for Physical Research (IPR) of NAS of Armenia will be held on
1–4 March 2023, in Yerevan, Armenia.

With the arrival of spring in sunny Armenia, we are pleased to invite you to the 1st International Conference on “Armenia's Perspectives in Current Oncology Theranostics” (APRICOT) with the subtitle “Magnetic nanomaterials in biomedicine: synthesis and functionalization” to be held on March 1-4, 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia. This conference also includes the 3rd MaNaCa summer school, funded by European Union in the framework of Twinning/Horizon 2020 programme.
The conference will focus on magnetic nanohybrids in various biomedical areas such as bioseparations, hyperthermia treatment, drug delivery and toxin removal, medical diagnostics, and sensing devices. Aiming to start a series, it will show the convergence of material science and biological sciences, bring together the scientific community of Physicists, Chemists, and Biologists to discuss the latest developments in the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and their biomedical applications.

  • Synthesis, characterization, and properties of magnetic nanomaterials
  • Novel processing and manufacturing technologies of magnetic nanomaterials
  • Investigating methods for characterization magnetic nanoparticles
  • Interaction of magnetic nanoparticles with electromagnetic waves
  • Biomedical applications, e.g. therapy, diagnosis, cell separation
  • Functional magnetic nanomaterials and their applications
  • Aram Manukyan (Institute for Physical Research of NAS, IPR-NAS)
  • Marina Spasova (University of Duisburg-Essen, UDE)
  • Makis Angelakeris (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AUTH)
  • Arshak Vardanyan (Yerevan State University)
  • Manuk Barseghyan (Yerevan State University)
  • Eduard Sharoyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Antonis Makridis (AUTH)
  • Anna Semisalova (UDE)
  • Michael Farle (UDE)
  • Aram Papoyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Ashkhen Hovhannisyan (Russian-Armenian University)
  • Naira Ayvazyan (LA Orbeli Institute of Physiology NAS RA)
  • Arsen Arakelyan (Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA)
  • Konstantin Yenkoyan (Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi)
  • Grigor Gyulkhandanyan (Institute of Biochemistry - NAS)
  • Lusine Tsarukyan (IPR-NAS) - conference scientific secretary
  • Vardges Avagyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Gayane Chilingaryan (IPR-NAS)
  • Harutyun Gyulasaryan (IPR-NAS)
  • Narek Sisakyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Armine Ginoyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Gayane Shmavonyan (IPR-NAS)
  • Karen Martirosyan (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, US)
  • Armen Kocharian (California State University, Los Angeles, US)
  • Lusegen Bugaev (Southern Federal University, RF)
  • Ulf Wiedwald (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Alexander Mukasyan (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Hary Srinkath (University of South Florida, USA)
  • Jesús Martínez de la Fuente (Aragón Materials Science Institute of CSIC and UZ, Spain)
  • Ulrich G. Hofmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Paola Tiberto (National Institute for Metrological Research, Italy)
  • María del Puerto Morales (Materials Science Institute of Madrid, Spain)


Abstracts of Magnetic nanomaterials in biomedicine: synthesis and functionalization accepted by the Program Committee provide the presentation of oral or poster reports at conference sessions. The presented results should be original and has not been published elsewhere. The duration of invited presentations together with follow-up questions is 30 minutes and a standard oral presentation together with follow-up questions is 20 minutes. The poster dimensions are 80 × 120 cm (A0, portrait). The official language of the Conference is English.
The Conference will commence on Wednesday, March 1, and end on Saturday, March 4.


All correspondence concerning the Conference should be addressed to the Secretary:

Chairs: Dr. Aram Manukyan
Dr. Marina Spasova
Dr. Makis Angelakeris
Secretary: Dr. Lusine Tsarukyan

Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia