Bionanomaterials for imaging, sensing and actuating

A symposium to be held as part of e-MRS 2011, May 9 – 13 in Nice (France).

158 abstracts have been submitted – the scientific programme is now available.

21 applications for student/post-doctoral travel awards have been submitted – the awardees will be informed in the coming weeks. The University of Liverpool has decided to co-sponsor these awards with the Company of Biologists. This will allow us to fund support more young researchers: thank you! The results can be seen here.


Catherine Murphy, Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, USA

Interfacial Biochemistry of Gold Nanorods

Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, UK

Bio-inspired nanomaterials for enzyme sensing

Hedi Mattoussi, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the Florida State University, USA

Polyethylene Glycol-based Multidentate and Multifunctional Oligomers for Enhancing the Biocompatiblity of Semiconductor, Gold and Magnetic Nanocrystals

Mathias Brust, Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, UK

Cellular uptake of functionalised gold nanoparticles

Victor Puntes, Institut Català de Nanotecnologia, Spain

Inorganic Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers: Pharmacokinetic Considerations on Biodistribution

Bruce Cohen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Smarter nanoparticles for biological imaging

Brett Helms, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Cytosolic Delivery of Dynamic Probes of Physical States in Live Cells

Shana O Kelley, University of Toronto, Canada

Nanostructured microelectrodes for ultrasensitive biomolecular detection

Antonios Kanaras, University of Southampton, UK

Interactions of colloidal nanoparticles and mammalian cells; a step further for the control of biological processes

Florence Gazeau, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, France

Intracellular fate and biotransformation of magnetic nanoparticles

Vyvyan Howard, University of Ulster, UK

Nanoparticle toxicology and risk assessment

Stefan Maier, Imperial College London, UK

Plasmonic nanostructures: New design methodologies and high-resolution mode imaging for applications in nanobiophotonics

Rius F Xavier, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Potentiometric sensors based on carbon nanostructured materials

Paolo Bergese, University of Brescia, Italy

Nanomachinery of surface-conjugated biomolecules: a thermodynamic perspective


Raphaël LévyLiverpool Institute for Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (LINSET), UK

Kimberly Hamad-SchifferliMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Wolfgang ParakPhilipps Universitat Marburg, Germany

Warren ChanUniversity of Toronto, Canada

Teresa PellegrinoNational Nanotechnology Laboratory, Italy


The University of Liverpool

Italian Inter university Consortium for Large Interphase System (CGSI)

World Gold Council

The Company of Biologists Ltd

and its journals

The Company of Biologists



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