The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium

The Annual Nano-Bio Symposium is our signature event to showcase and celebrate the latest discoveries in nanoscience from our multidisciplinary researcher teams. It brings students and top scholars from Hopkins, other institutions, and industry together to network, share knowledge and ideas, and foster new collaborations. 

The 2018 theme is Advanced Biomanufacturing and takes place May 4th, 2018 at the Homewood campus in the Glass Pavilion.

Read all about what happened at the symposium. 


  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome from Dean and Directors
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am: Roger Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
    Microfluidic Models for Disease
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am: Jeff Wang, Johns Hopkins University,
    Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 am – 11:45 am: Alla Danilkovitch, Osiris Therapeutics,
    Advancement in Cell and Tissue Preservation for Commercial Success
  • 11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: John Rogers, Northwestern University,
    Materials and Manufacturing Approaches for Biocompatible Forms of Electronics
  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University,
    Embedding Biomolecular Sensing, Self-Direction and Adaptation into Biomaterials
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: John P. Fisher, University of Maryland,
    3-D Printing for Engineering Complex Tissues
  • 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Final Remarks
  • 3:35 pm – 4:10 pm: Poster Session A
  • 4:10 pm – 4:45 pm: Poster Session B
  • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Award Presentation and Closing

Poster Session

Read our poster guidelines before signing up for the poster session. There are only a few poster spots left.

Poster categories include: Best Graduate Poster, Best Undergraduate Poster, and Best PS-OC Poster. Winners will receive a $500 award. 

There will also be a People's Choice Award. Winners will receive Nikon CoolPix cameras.

Prizes are sponsored by Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. and Nikon Instruments.


Registration is closed. Contact Martin Rietveld at if you have questions.


The Nano-Bio Symposium is made possible by the following corporate sponsors:

The symposium is co-hosted with the Physical Sciences-Oncology Center.

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