The scientific seminar of the Medical Institute of Sumy State University «Noble metals in nanomedicine» was held on March 10, 2021. It was supported by the Biomedical Research Center. The speaker of the seminar was Dr. Valerio Voliani, Ph.D. Taking into consideration the worldwide epidemic situation the seminar was held on-line.

Dr. Valerio Voliani is a researcher at Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He has obtained his MSc in chemistry and PhD in molecular biophysics from Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. His efforts are mainly devoted to the translation of non-persistent plasmonic nanomaterials to patients, in order to promote efficient treatments for neoplasms and infectious diseases. His main interests are related to photothermal conversion, drug delivery, photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging, and combined therapies. He is also actively engaged in scientific disseminations to students and the community.