"The New Frontier of RNA Nanotherapeutics" presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

Houston, TX US
October 24, 2022

LIVE (In-Person) and LIVESTREAM (Virtual) attendance options are available.

Join virtually via the Livestream link below: 

Presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

Program Directors: John P. Cooke, MD, PhD and Alessandro Grattoni, PhD

The RNA vaccines against COVID-19 mark the beginning of a technological revolution that will transform the way we treat disease and restore health. “The New Frontier of RNA Nanotherapeutics” annual international meeting, presented by the George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine, will feature a discussion on the events that led to the RNA vaccine breakthrough, and preview emerging RNA Nanotherapeutics. Advances in the design of RNA constructs to improve stability and translational efficiency, will be presented along with the leading-edge developments in nanomedicine to improve delivery and tissue specificity. The potential of nanotechnology-enabled RNA therapeutics to enhance health is virtually limitless. Join us in this international meeting at the frontiers of RNA Nanotherapeutics!


 Registration Type Fee
 Houston Methodist employee (in-person) Free
 All Others (in-person) $25
 Livestream (virtual attendance) Free

SHARK TANK Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Competition
During the “Shark Tank” Cardiovascular Nanomedicine competition, three research teams will compete for a $10,000 award to fund innovative ideas in the field of cardiovascular nanomedicine. Each team will be given 5 minutes to virtually present their research project, and the judges will be provided 10 minutes to ask questions and discuss the work. The judges (Sharks) will vote on the winning project deemed to be the most likely to be translated toward the clinic. The best projects are based upon innovative ideas that solve a cardiovascular problem, and have preliminary data showing feasibility, combined with a target product profile and a plan for clinical development. The winning team will be announced at the conclusion of the competition.


Please visit our YouTube channel for videos from past Kostas meetings.

Target Audience

Scientists, physicians, nurses, researchers, residents/fellows, other health care professionals (surgery, cardiovascular, nanomedicine) will benefit from this course.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/24/2022 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
10/24/2022 - 5:00pm CDT
LIVE (in-person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options are available.
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner, 2nd Floor, John F. Bookout Auditorium (R2-306)
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Program Directors

John P. Cooke, MD, PhD
Joseph C. Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration
Medical Director, Center for RNA Therapeutics
Chief Translational Officer, Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD
Frank J. and Jean Raymond Centennial Chair
Chairman and Professor, Department of Nanomedicine 
Professor, Departments of Surgery & Radiation Oncology 

Houston Methodist Academic Institute


Prof. Daniel G. Anderson, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biana Godin, MScPharm, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nanomedicine, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist

Prof. Dan Peer 
Vice President for Research and Development
Director, Laboratory of Precision NanoMedicine 
Managing Director, SPARK Tel Aviv, Center for Translational Medicine
Tel Aviv University

Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University
Turn Biotechnologies

Patrick S. Stayton, PhD
Distinguished Career Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington

Francesca Taraballi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Regeneration
Houston Methodist

Lior Zangi, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiology
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Science
Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
The Black Family Stem Cell Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hess Center for Science and Medicine

Jeremy E. Wilusz, PhD
Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC)
Baylor College of Medicine


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 Registration Type Fee
 Houston Methodist employee (in-person) Complimentary
 All Others (in-person) $25
 Livestream (virtual attendance) Complimentary


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