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What can we do about the number one killer in the world? High on Nano tells the story of Willem Mulder, director of the Nanomedicine Lab at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has an innovative take on treating heart disease, with a nanoparticle and a surfboard.

Willem Mulder heads a team of world leading experts in nanochemistry, biomedical engineering and molecular imaging, to develop new innovative anti-inflammatory nanomedicines.  


This is a link to his lab at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Publications by Willem and his team can be found on Pubmed and Google Scholar.

What is a heart disease? How does it kill? Why did the development of new treatments stagnate in the last 30 years? And… what the hack is “nano” and how does this atypical professor develop and apply it to treat this life-threatening disease?


While jogging in Central Park, Willem discusses upcoming experiments with his main collaborator Zahi Fayad, worries about specific details and reflects upon living 6000 miles away from his family. In Episode One, Willem’s passion for science and original ways to communicate concepts with video animations are highlighted. It serves as a platform for communication about Willem’s research, his team, as well as his passion for training and working with young talent. Topics include the importance of science education, the prevention of disease, and innovative nanotechnologies, such as the target-specific delivery of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient of marijuana, or nanoreporter technology that predicts the outcome of chemotherapy. 



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