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Following from a memorable symposium in Nice at the E-MRS 2011 spring conference, I am delighted to announce Bionano@Stras 2013, May 27-31, 2013, Strasbourg, France, also known as Symposium Q: Bionanomaterials for imaging, sensing and actuating
The number and diversity of nanomaterials is rapidly growing. The symposium will review how these materials are developed and tuned for applications such as in vivo sensing, imaging, diagnostic and vectorization and what are the main challenges in this field.
The symposium will cover a large range of nanomaterials including metal, semi-conductor, silica, diamond nanoparticles (spheres, cages, rods, etc) as well as carbon nanotubes and combinations of these materials into advanced nanodevices. The symposium will cover the application/interactions of such materials in a range of biological systems from single biomolecules investigations to cells and whole organisms.
The following topics are part of the scope of the symposium: design, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, self-assembly and self-organization, imaging of nanomaterials localization and fate in live cells and model organisms, nanotoxicology – effect of shapes, materials, surface properties, etc, applications of nanomaterials for biosensing, imaging, diagnostic and vectorization, nanomedicine and nanopharmacy.
The symposium will highlight the best research, identify the key issues in the field and promote exchange of ideas between young and established researchers from the various disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, medicine and engineering.
- Fred Currell (UK): Heavy atom nanoparticle radition enhancement for cancer therapy
- Etienne Duguet (France): About the opportunity to include magnetic nanoparticles in drug delivery systems: a materials chemist viewpoint
- Ning Fang (USA): Tracking “Nemo” – The Adventure of Nanoparticles in Live Cells
- Jesus de la Fuente (Spain): Designing Gold Nanoparticles for in vivo Gene Silencing as a New Therapeutic Tool
- Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli (USA): Engineering the Nanoparticle-Biology Interface
- Marie-Pierre Kraft (France): Compressible Multi-Scale Constructs: Decorating the Outer Surface of Self-Assembled Microbubbles with Iron Oxide or Gold Nanoparticles
- Wolfgang Parak (Germany): Imaging of ion concentration in cells
- Davide Prosperi (Italy): Controlling the Orientation of Targeting Ligands on the Surface of Nanoparticles to optimize Biological Recognition
- Anna Roig (Spain): Magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic brain guidance of endothelial progenitor cells to enhance neurorepair after stroke
- Vincent Rotello (USA): Engineering Nanoparticles for Sensing, Delivery and Therapeutic Applications
- Prasad Shastri (Germany): TBA
- Carsten Weiss (Germany): Inflammatory and cytotoxic effects of inorganic nanoparticles in mammalian cells
- Takashi Yoshida (Japan): Magnetic Nanoparticle Imaging Using Harmonic Signals of Magnetic Nanoparticles
Two sessions will be organized with the support of the INTERREG project Nanomatrix. We also aknowledge support from the World Gold Council and National Science Foundation (DMR-1256147).
U.S. Participants: NSF funding Available for Young Faculty and Students or Postdocs. Click to download the application form.
Symposium organizersTeresa Pellegrino
National Nanotechnology Laboratory
CNR-NANO; Via per Arnesano km 5; 73100 Lecce; Italy
Phone: +39 0832 298214 (or +39 01071781730)
Fax: +39 0832 298238 001
firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine J. Murphy Department of Chemistry Chemical & Life Sciences Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 South Mathews Avenue; Urbana, IL 61801; USA Phone: +1 (217) 333-7680
email@example.com Victor F. Puntes
Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia (ICN)
Campus de la UAB, Edifici CM7, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Phone: +34 93586-8013
Fax: +34 935868020
Victor.Puntes.firstname.lastname@example.org Raphaël Lévy
Institute of Integrative Biology
The University of Liverpool, Crown Street, L69 7ZB, Liverpool, UK
Phone: +44 151 795 4468
Fax: +44 151 795 4406
email@example.com Dan Peer
Laboratory of Nanomedicine
Dept. of Cell Research & Immunology; George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences,
and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Tel Aviv University; Tel Aviv, 69978; Israel
Phone: +972 3 6407925
Fax: +972 3 6405926
firstname.lastname@example.org Geneviève Pourroy
IPCMS – Département de Chimie et des Matériaux Inorganiques (DCMI)
23, rue du Loess; BP 43; F-67034 Strasbourg, cedex 2; France
Phone: +33 3 88 10 71 30
Fax : +33 3 88 10 72 47