Johns Hopkins Nano-Bio Spring Symposium 2007

Spring SymposiumJHU NanoBio Spring Symposium, April 27, 2007

The first annual symposium for nanobiotechnology at Johns Hopkins Universtity will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007. The event takes place on JHU’s Homewood campus and will bring together faculty, students, industrial scientists and engineers, along with representatives from the federal government with an interest in the development and application of nanotechnology for biology and medicine.

The morning will feature the following well known speakers.

  • Michael P.Sheetz, Prof., Biological Sciences, Columbia University – “Cellular Nanomechanics; How Cells Sense Force and Geometry at a Molecular Level”.
  • David J. Mooney, Prof., Bioengineering, Harvard University – “Quantifying the Cell-Material Interface with FRET: a tool for rationale biomaterial design”
  • Günter Oberdörster, Prof., Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester – “Nanotechnology: The Bright! and the Dark?”
  • Dennis Discher, Prof., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania – “Filamentous virus mimics for insight and application”
  • Gang Bao, Prof, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wendy Sanhai, Senior Scientific Advisor, FDA
  • Greg Downing, Director, Office of Technology and Industrial Relationships, NCI
  • Piotr Grodzinski, Director, Nanotechnology Alliance for Cancer, NCI

The afternoon will feature a dedicated poster session. Students, researchers and faculty are invited to submit posters related to nanobiotechnology. Those interested should send abstracts to inbt@jhu.edu by April 21, 2007. Four $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificates will be awarded for best posters.

Location and time:

Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.

  • 09:00AM – Shaffer 3.
  • 02:00PM – Mattin Center SDS Room.

More details can be found at http://inbt.jhu.edu/symposium.

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