Bionano 2013


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.

Invited speakers


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 organizers

Teresa 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
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
Victor F. Puntes
Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia (ICN)
Campus de la UAB, Edifici CM7, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Phone: +34 93586-8013
Fax: +34 935868020
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
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
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

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