7th International Dendrimer Symposium (IDS7)

 June 26 - July 1, 2011
 National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (Washington D.C. area)

IDS7 Symposium Information
Daily Schedule of Events, Daily Program-at-a-Glance, Poster Schedule, and more 

Background: 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.

Introduction: 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.

Focus: The symposia focused on the scientific research, latest developments in technology, synthesis, characterization and applications. The meeting provided 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.

For further info and discussions, please contact:

Dr. Anil K. Patri
Deputy Director
Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
SAIC Frederick (Contractor), NCI Frederick
1050 Boyles Street, Frederick, MD 21701.
Email: patria@mail.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 846-5237


IDS7 Symposium Information
Daily Schedule of Events, Daily Program-at-a-Glance, Poster Schedule, and more  

View Author Index  

The complete IDS7 program is posted below. 

IDS7 Program by Topic 

  1. General 
    Program | Abstracts 
  2. Dendrimer Synthesis & Characterization 
    Program | Abstracts 
  3. Hyperbranched Polymer Synthesis & Characterization 
    Program | Abstracts 
  4. Biological Studies 
    Program | Abstracts 
  5. Drug Delivery   
    Program | Abstracts 
  6. Imaging 
    Program | Abstracts 
  7. Computational Modeling and Databases 
    Program | Abstracts 
  8. Novel Applications 
    Program | Abstracts 
  9. Catalysis and Light Harvesting
    Program | Abstracts 
  10.  Plenary  
    Program | Abstracts 

IDS7 Program by Day 


The following hotels are located within the Washingtonian Center:

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5359
301-527-9000 or 1-800-321-2211

Also complimentary shuttle to NIST headquarters and the D.C. Metro Subway system. 

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7343

Also complimentary shuttle to NIST headquarters and the D.C. Metro Subway system. Shuttle will leave from the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian.

SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg
9715 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-987-0900 or 1-888-287-9400

Also complimentary shuttle to NIST headquarters and the D.C. Metro Subway system. Shuttle will leave from the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian.




Anil K. Patri, Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory


Mary Cloninger, Montana State University
Scott Grayson, Tulane University
Mark Grinstaff, Boston University
Debra Kaiser, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Lars Piehler, Army Research Laboratories
Eric Simanek, Texas Christian University
S. 'Thai' Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Eva Malmström Jonsson, KTH Fibre and Polymer Technology, Sweden
Jean-Pierre Majoral, CNRS, Toulouse, France
George R. Newkome, University of Akron, USA
A. Dieter Schlüter, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Donald A. Tomalia, National Dendrimer & Nanotechnology Center, USA

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

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

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

Jon Parquette
Ohio State University

Ling Peng
Université de la Méditerranée

Edmana Prasad
IIT-Madras, Chennai, India

S. Ramakrishnan
India Institute of Science, India

Rene Roy
Université du Québec à Montréal

Amitav Sanyal
Bogaziçi University

Rana Sanyal
Bogaziçi 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 




The following organizations exhibited at IDS7:

For additional information, contact:
Donna Watterson
Materials Research Society

This meeting concluded on July 1, 2011.  For your convenience, the rates and cancellation information are posted below. 

Regular Rates (after 5 pm ET on May 2, 2011) 

  • (Regular Registration) Academic - $1295
  • (Regular Registration) Industry - $1550
  • (Regular Registration) Student - $795

COMPANION registration – includes admission to: conference banquet, welcome reception, and poster receptions

  • Early Companion - $225
  • Regular Companion - $325

Cancellation Policy for IDS7:
To cancel all or any portion of your meeting registration order, you must notify MRS in writing of your request for a refund. The timing of your request is important in determining refund amounts. Refunds will be made upon receipt of written refund request within the following guidelines:

  • Registration (regular conference registration, student conference registration or companion registration) refund requests received up to 10 days prior to the start of the meeting:
    Refund amount requested less a $35 processing fee.
  • Refund request received less than 10 days prior to or until the conclusion of the meeting:
    Due to the guarantees required for meals and other services regular and student registrants will receive refund amount requested less $525. Companion registrations are not refundable.
  • Refund request received 1 to 29 days following the conclusion of the meeting:
    No refunds provided. During this time period, registrants may apply a portion of the non-refundable registration fee to MRS member dues or additional MRS product or service.
  • Refund request received more than 30 days after the conclusion of the meeting:
    No refunds will be provided for requests made more than 30 days after the close of the meeting 
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