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BioNano 2003

Bio Nano 2003

2003 NSTI Bio Nano Conference and Trade Show
February 23-27, 2003
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Recent advances in bio, nano, materials and information technology are combining to enable devices and system with potential global effects on individual and public health and safety, economic, social and political systems, and business and commerce.

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Program Highlights

Keynotes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Keynote Lectures

Albert Pisano The MEMS-Nano Connections: Accessing Nanotechnology through Microtechnology
Albert P. Pisano, University of California at Berkeley (speaker biography)
Georges Robillard Nanotech Devices: Towards Protein Control of Surface Activity and Permeability
Georges Robillard, BioMade Corporation (speaker biography)

Monday February 2

10:20 Fluidics to Proteomics: Bio-chip design Merced Room
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL and Steffen Hardt, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz, DE
10:20 Versatile Chemistry for Parallel NanoSynthesis on Microfluidic Microarray Chips (invited)
X. Gao, Xeotron, US
10:40 Particle Movement in Microelectrode Structures in AC Electric Fields, Under the Influence of Dielectrophoresis and Electrohydrodynamics
N.G. Green, University of Glasgow, UK
11:00 DNA chips: Theory and Simulation (invited)
M. Pettitt, University of Houston, US
11:20 Microfluidic Technology Applied to Protein Sizing and Quantitation
P. Barthmaier, Agilent Technologies, US
11:40 Microfluidic System For High-Throughput Proteomics
S. Le Gac, S. Arscott, C. Druon, P. Tabourier and C. Rolando, USTL, FR
14:00 Micro Arrays and Protein Chips Merced Room
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL and Andreas Hieke, Ciphergen, USA
14:00 Recent Advancements in SELDI ProteinChip Array Technology (invited)
S.R. Weinberger, Ciphergen, US
14:20 High-throughput Binder Generation: Application to protein chips (invited)
A. Bradbury, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
14:40 Immunosensing Using Fabricated protein Microarrays
S.W. Howell, H.D. Inerowicz, L. Guirl, F. Regnier and R. Reifenberger, Purdue University, US
15:00 Protein Biochips as Powerful Tools in Proteomics (invited)
P. Wagner, Zyomyx, US
15:20 Assembly of Oriented Virus Arrays by Chemo-Selective Ligation Methods and Nanolithography Techniques
J.A. Camarero, C-L Cheung, T. Lin, J.E. Johnson, B.L. Weeks, A. Noy and J.J. De Yoreo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
15:40 A Homogenous Small Molecule Microarray for Enzymatic Assays
H. Ma, Y. Wang, A.S. Pomaybo, C. Tsai and S.P. Schmidt, Morewood Molecular Sciences, Inc., US
16:00 Application of Combinatorial Chemistry and Chemical Microarrays in Proteomics
K. Lam, UC Davis, Internal Medicine, US
18:30 Poster Session A (6:30-8:00) Plaza Ballroom
18:30 Microfluidics Plaza Ballroom
- Analytical Analysis of a Squeeze Film Dominated MEMS Fluid Ejector
E.P. Furlani and J.A. Lebens, Eastman Kodak Company, US
- A Miniature Laser Interferometer for Noninvasive Viscometry
F. Behroozi, The University of Northern Iowa, US
- Optimal Shape Design of Pressure-Driven Curved Micro Channels with Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Walls
S. Lim and H. Choi, Seoul National University, KR
- Accurate Analytical Models of Fluid Friction in Rectangular Microchannels
S.W. Tchikanda, R.H. Nilson and S.K. Griffiths, Sandia National Laboratories, US
- Simulation and Optimization of Tesla Valves
T-Q Truong and N-T Nguyen, Nanyang Technological University, SG
- Modeling of Surface Tension in Fluidic MEMS Using the Level-Set Method
K. Takahashi, Kyushu University, JP
- Numerical Simulation of Electroosmotic Flow in Micro Channels with Analytical Integration of Surface Potential
Z. Chen, M. Athavale and A. Przekwas, CFD Research Corporation, US
- Electroosmotic Pumping of Nonconducting Liquids by Viscous Drag from a Secondary Conducting Liquid
A. Brask, G. Goranovic and H. Bruus, Technical University of Denmark, DK
- Hierarchical Finite Element Simulation of Perforated Plates with Arbitrary Hole Geometries
P. RŒback, A. Pursula, V. Junttila and T. Veijola, CSC - Scientific Computing, FI
- Low Damping Differential-Capacitive Sensing Comb
S.C. Yeon, Y.K. Jeon and Y.H. Kim, Seoul National University, KR
- Modeling of the Kinetics of Capture of Pathogens Enhanced by a Marangoni Flow
P. Pham, J.L. Achard, J. Berthier and F. Ginot, CEA-LETI, FR
- Modelling Annular Micromixers
J.P. Gleeson, O.M. Roche, J. West and A. Gelb, University College Cork, IE
- Surface Micromachined Viscous Spiral Pump
M.I. Kilani, P.G. Galambos, Y. Haik and C.J. Chen, Florida State University, US
- A Simple Description of Turn-induced Transverse Field Dispersion in Micrlfluidic Channels for System-Level Design
R.M. Magargle, J.F. Hoburg and T. Mukherjee, Carnegie Mellon University, US
- A Computational Model for Simulation of Electroosmotic Flow in Microsystem
G.F. Yao, Flow Science Inc., US
- Modular Silicon Micropump
A.D. Johnson, V. Martynov, V. Gupta and L. Menchaca, TiNi Alloy Company, US
- A Study on the Novel Type of Ferrofluid Magnetic Pipette
J.J. Ahn, J. Oh and B. Choi, Sogang University, KR
18:30 Nano Fluidics and Transport Plaza Ballroom
- Adsorption Phenomena in Particle Transport Through a Fluid-filled Nanochannel
G. Drazer, B. Khusid, J. Koplik and A. Acrivos, City College of New York, US
- Transport Properties For Carbon Nanotubes Under Hydrostatic Pressure
F. Chen, Y.Y. Xue, K.L. Stokes, H. Wang and C.W. Chu, University of Houston, US
- Slip Boundary Conditions for Water Flows in Hydrophobic Nanoscale Geometries
P. Koumoutsakos, R.L. Jaffe, T. Werder and J.H. Walther, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich, CH
18:30 Lab-on-Chip Plaza Ballroom
- Highly Integrated Transparent Microchannel Chips for Continuous-flow PCR
K. Sun, S. Matsuo and H. Misawa, Satellite Venture Business Laboratory, The University of Tokushima, JP
- Low Energy Conformations of a Three-Helix Peptide in a All-Atom Biomolecular Forcefield
Th. Herges, A. Schug and W. Wenzel, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, DE
- Electrode Shapes for Electrowetting Arrays
J. Lienemann, A. Greiner and J.G. Korvink, Albert Ludwig University, DE
- Visualization of Fluidic and Reaction Dynamics in Microchannels
H. Kawazumi, A. Muraki, K. Kanno and H. Maeda, Kinki University, Kyushu, JP
- Multi- and Single- Atoms Liquid Flow Systems for Nano-sized channels
M-C Lu, F-G Tseng, H-M Hsieh and C-C Chieng, National Tsing Hua University, TW
- The Microchips for Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis
M. Napieralska, M. Zubert, A. Napieralski and P.P. Liberski, Technical University of Lodz, PL
- Design and Modelling of Smart Sensor Dedicated for Water Pollution Monitoring
M. Szermer, M. Daniel and A. Napieralski, Technical University of Lodz, PL
- Hardware Implementation of Programmable Neural Networks for CHEMFET Signals Analysis in SEWING Project
A. Klepaczko, A. Napieralski, R. Kielbik and J.M. Moreno, Technical University of Lodz, PL
- Macromolecular Crystallization in Microfluidics for the International Space Station
L.A. Monaco and S.F. Spearing, Morgan Research Corp., US
- Microfluidic Enabling Platform for Cell-Based Assays
D. Kashanin, S. Mitchell, Y. Volkov, V. Williams, I. Shvets and D. Kelleher, Trinity College Dublin, IE
18:30 Drug Design and Molecular Medicine Plaza Ballroom
- Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics Toolkit for Drug-receptor Docking
M. Ito, T. Nishikawa and U. Nagashima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, JP
- Freeze-fracture Electron Microscopy on Nanostructures for Drug & Gene Delivery
B. Papahadjopoulos-Sternberg, NanoAnalytical Laboratory, US
18:30 Computational Biology Plaza Ballroom
- Mathematical Modeling the Dynamics of Recombinant Endonuclease Production in Microsystems
K. Ohtaguchi and K. Asami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP
- Syntenic Reconstruction of Microbial Chromosomal Mutations
R. Cutler and A. Gambis, Bard College, US
- A Three-dimensional Model of Intercellular Signaling in Epithelial Cells
A.A. Quong, C.J. Mundy, A. Kubota, A. Golumbfskie and A. Nichols, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
- A Computational Efficient Algorithm for Protein Sequence Classification
Y. Li and H-M. Lu, National Nano Device Laboratories and National Chiao Tung University, TW
- cDNA Microarray Data Based Classification of Cancers Using Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
H.S. Cho, T.S. Kim, J.W. Wee, S.M. Jeon and C.H. Lee, Catholic Univ. of Korea, KR
- CONFLEX: Conformational Behaviors of Polypeptides as Predicted by a Conformational Space Search
H. Goto, T. Takahashi, Y. Takata, K. Ohta and U. Nagashima, Toyohashi University of Technology, JP

Tuesday February 25

10:20 Drug Design and Molecular Medicine - 1 Merced Room
 Session chair: Kurt Krause, Univesity of Houston, USA
10:20 Introduction: Nanotechnology in Drug Design (invited)
K. Krause, University of Houston, US
10:40 Models for Prediction of Protein Function (invited)
P.C. Babbitt, University of California at San Francisco, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, US
11:00 Use of a Dynamic Pharmacophore in Designing HIV Integrase Inhibitors (invited)
J. Briggs, University of Houston, Department of Biochemistry, US
11:20 Kinases and Drug Design (invited)
D. Bussiere, Chiron Corp., US
11:40 Peptoids - Biomedical uses of Sequence Specific Heteropolymers (invited)
F. Cohen, University of California at San Francisco, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, US
10:20 Nano Fluidics and Transport Plaza Ballroom East
 Session chair: Steffen Hardt, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz, Germany
10:20 On the Validity of the No-Slip Condition in Nanofluidics
P. Koumoutsakos, R.l. Jaffe, T. Werder and J.H. Walther, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich, CH
10:40 Water Ordering by Confinement in Carbon Nanotubes at 300K: Implications for possible design of proton-conducting nano-semiconductors
R.J. Mashl, S. Joseph, N.R. Aluru and E. Jakobsson, University of Illinois, US
11:00 Study of Sample Dispersion Mechanisms in an Electroosmotically Pumped Microchannel
B. Debusschere, H. Najm, A. Matta, O. Knio, R. Ghanem and O. Le Maitre, Sandia National Laboratories, US
11:20 Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Transport and Separation of Supercritical Fluid Mixtures through Nanoporous Membranes
M. Firouzi, T.T. Tsotsis and M. Sahimi, University of Southern California, US
11:40 Ion Channel Based Biosensors: Ionic transport in carbon nanotubes
S. Joseph, R.J. Mashl, E. Jacobsson, N.R. Aluru, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, US
14:00 Drug Design and Molecular Medicine - 2 Merced Room
 Session chair: Kurt Krause, University of Houston, USA
14:00 Conformational Searching and Protein Folding (invited)
K.A. Dill, University of California at San Francisco, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, US
14:20 Designing Alanine Racemase Inhibitors (invited)
K. Krause, University of Houston, US
14:40 Library Design for Ligands (invited)
I.D. Kuntz, University of California at San Francisco, US
15:00 Dissecting Protein-Protein Interactions Using Phage Display and SPOT Synthesis (invited)
T. Palzkill, Baylor College of Medicine, US
15:20 New Drug Targets for TB and Malaria (invited)
J. Sacchetini, Texas A&M University, Department of Biochemistry, US
15:40 Stochastic Tunneling Method for High Throughput Database Screening
H. Merlitz, B. Burghardt and W. Wenzel, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, DE
14:00 Biomimetic Membranes San Francisco Room
 Session chair: Atul Parikh, University of California - Davis, USA
14:00 Patterned Lipid Bilayers and Tethered Vesicles (invited)
S. Boxer, Stanford University, US
14:20 Center For Biophotonics Science & Technology (invited)
S. Lane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Center for Biophotonics, US
14:40 Structure and Dynamics in Substrate-Supported Bio-Inspired Assemblies (invited)
A.P. Shreve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
15:00 Phase Transitions and Molecular Detection in a Lipid Membrane Derivatized Silica Colloid (invited)
J.T. Groves, University of California, Berkeley, US
15:20 Optically Defined patterning and Compositional Engineering of Supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes Using Deep UV Photochemistry (invited)
A.N. Parikh, C.K. Yee, M.L. Amweg, UC - Davis, US
15:40 Mimicking Immune Processes by Positioning Antibodies on Surfaces --- A Nanoengineering Approach (invited)
G-y. Liu, N. Amro, V. Komanicky and M. Liu, University of California, Davis, US
16:00 Microfluidic Multi-compartment Device for Neuroscience Research (invited)
A.M. Taylor, S.W. Rhee, C.H. Tu, D.H. Cribbs, C.W. Cotman, N.L. Jeon, University of California, Irvine, US
16:20 MembraneChip™ : Arrays of Natively Displayed Membrane Targets for Novel Drug Discovery
V. Yamazaki, L.T. Nguyen, R.J. Schafer, N. Ulman, J.T. Groves, Proteomic Systems, Inc., US
16:40 Micro Fluidics Design and Simulation Merced Room
 Session chair: Bart Romanowicz, CFD Research Corporation, USA
16:40 Simulation and Optimization of Colloidal Micropumps
D. Liu, M. Maxey and G. Karniadakis, Brown University, US
17:00 Numerical Simulation of Field Amplified Sample Stacking in Microfluidic System
J.J. Feng, S. Krishnamoorthy, S. Sundaram, R. Bhardwaj and J.G. Santiago, CFD Research Corporation, US
17:20 Modelling and Optimization of Medical Test Strips Made From Plastics
O. Nussen, D. Peters, H. Bolte and R. Laur, University of Bremen, DE
17:40 Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Flow Using a Combination of Micro and Macro Computational Techniques: Scaling Issues
T. Mautner, SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego, US
18:00 Simulation of a Polymer Drop in a Shear Field with Dissipative Particle Dynamics Method
S. Chen, N. Phan-Thien, X.J. Fan and B.C. Khoo, National University of Singapore, SG
18:20 Topology Trade-offs in the Synthesis of Chip-based Electrophoretic Separation Systems
A.J. Pfeiffer, T. Mukherjee and S. Hauan, Carnegie Mellon University, US
18:30 Poster Session B (6:30-8:00) Plaza Ballroom
18:30 Biomimetic Membranes Plaza Ballroom
- A Glucose Biosensor using Au Nanoparticle Modified Glucose Oxidase
X. Meng, X. Ren and F. Tang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
- Structure-Function Relations in Self-Assembled Sphingolipids at Gas-Water Interfaces
D. Vaknin, Ames Lab, and Iowa State University, US
- Biomimetic Surface Composite Effects Achieved by Interfering Laser Beams
K.W. Liu, C. Daniel, Z.F. Liu and F. Möcklich, Saarland University, DE
- Fabrication of Nanopipes using Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Templates and their Properties
A.V. Melechko, T.E. McKnight, M.A. Guillorn, B. Ilic, V.I. Merkulov, M.J. Doktycz, B. Warmac, D. McCorkle, D.H. Lowndes and M.L. Simpson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, US
- Nanofiber Structures as Mimics for Cellular Membranes
M.J. Doktycz, L. Zhang, A.V. Melechko, K. Klein, T.E. McKnight, P.F. Britt, M.A. Guillorn, V.I. Merkulov, D.H. Lowndes and M.L. Simpson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
- Electrostatic Force Microscopy Study of Open-Circuit Photovoltage from a bR/ITO Heterostructure
S. Crittenden, J. Hillebrecht, S. Howell, R.R. Birge and R. Reifenberger, Purdue University, US
- Dynamical Properties of Supported Membrane Junctions
Y. Kaizuka and J.T. Groves, University of California, Berkeley, US

Wednesday February 26

10:20 Micro Fluidic Devices Plaza Ballroom West
 Session chair: Chris Menzel, Nano Science and Technology Institute, NSTI
10:20 CFD-based Optimization of Gas/Liquid Microreactors with Droplet and Bubble Transport
S. Hardt, H. Pennemann and F. Jiang, Institute of Microtechnology Mainz, DE
10:40 Quasi-static Motion of Bubbles in Microchannel Contractions
M.J. Jensen, G. Goranovic and H. Bruus, Technical University of Denmark, DK
11:00 Layout Verification by Extraction for Micro Total Analysis Systems
B. Baidya and T. Mukherjee, Carnegie Mellon University, US
10:20 MEMS: Bio Systems San Francisco Room
 Session chair: Bart Romanowicz, CFD Research Corporation, USA
10:20 A Micro Cantilever-based Pathogen Detector
B.L. Weeks, J. Camarero, A. Noy, A.E. Miller, L. Stanker and J.J. De Yoreo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
10:40 Modeling the Interaction between Bristle Elastic Structures and Fluids
N.D. Botkin, K-H Hoffmann, V.N. Starovoitov and V.L. Turova, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, DE
11:00 Electrically Triggered Hydrogels: Mathematical Models and Simulations
A.N. Chatterjee, S.K. De and N.R. Aluru, University of Illinois, US
11:20 MEMS for Drug Screening Applications
J. Zhou, S. Zurn, D. Markus, S.C. Mantell, D. Polla and G. Smith, University of Minnesota, US
11:40 Modeling AFM Induced Mechanical Deformation of Living Cells
R.E. Rudd, M. McElfresh, R. Balhorn, M. Allen and J. Belak, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
14:00 Bio-Molecular Analysis and Characterization San Francisco Room
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
14:00 On-Chip Immunomagnetic Isolation of Rare Target Cells (invited)
M. Ward and P. Grodzinski, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
14:20 Solid State Nanopore as a Single DNA Molecule Detector
J. Li, D. Stein, C. Qun, E. Brandin, H. Wang, A. Huang, D. Branton and J. Golovchenko, Harvard University, US
14:40 Nanoscale Bio-Molecular Control Using EC-OWLS
J.P. Bearinger, J. Všršs, N.D. Spencer, J.A. Hubbell and M. Textor, ETH Zurich/ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
15:00 Molecular Recognition on Demand
C. Sherrill, D. Marshall, C. Richmond, C. Scherrer and J.R. Prudent, EraGen Bioscience, Inc., US
15:20 PCR Micro-Voume Device for Detection of Nucleic Acids
P-A Auroux, P. Day, F. Niggli and A. Manz, Kinderspital, CH
15:40 Glucose Sensor Based On Enzyme Entrapment In Polyacrylamide Microgels
E. Lopez-Cabarcos, B.R. Retama, D. Mecerreyes and B. Lopez-Ruiz, Universidad Complutense, ES

Thursday February 27

10:20 Bio Nano Systems and Chemistry San Francisco Room
 Session chair: Atul Parikh, University of California - Davis, USA
10:20 Electrohydrodynamic Interactions of an AFM Tip and a Biological Membrane
T.H. Fan and A.G. Fedorov, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
10:40 DNA base damage: A Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics Study of Guanine and Thymine with an OH Radical
Y. Wu, C.J. Mundy, M.E. Colvin and R. Car, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, US
11:00 Exploring Protein Motors on Atomic Scale
I. Balabin, A. Aksimentiev and K. Schulten, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, UIUC, US
11:20 Biologically Inspired Controls over Assembly of Crystalline Nanostructures
J.J. De Yoreo, C.A. Orme, R. Qiu and P.M. Dove, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
11:40 A Fokker-Planck Approach For Modeling Integrated NanoBio Systems
J.W. Jenkins and S. Sundaram, CFD Research Corporation, US
Keynotes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Tutorials and Demos

Fundamentals and Applications of Micro/Nanofluidics

Instructor: Steve Wereley, Purdue University
Room: Merced Room
Date/Time: Sunday February 23, 3 - 6 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Course notes

This short course will start with a consideration of the fundamentals of intermolecular forces and proceed to a consideration of where continuum assumptions are valid and where they are not. Scaling phenomena will be discussed, i.e. the importance of surface tension and dominance of drag, in continuous flows. The breakdown of continuum behavior will then be discussed and the utility of computational simulations outlined. A short introduction to electrokinetics will be provided. Then experimental techniques suitable for micro/nano flows will be presented. Finally aero-based examples will be discussed.

The short course will encompass issues ranging from nanotechnolgy to microsystems technologies (MEMS).


  1. Fluid mechanics theory in small but continuous flows
  2. Sub continuum fluids theory
  3. Electrokinetics
  4. Microscale experimental diagnostics
  5. Aero applications of microfluidics


  1. Introduction
    • Intermolecular Forces
    • The Three States of Matter
    • Continuum Assumption
  2. Continuum Fluid Mechanics at Small Scales
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Low Reynolds Number Flows
    • Surface Tension
  3. Molecular Approaches
    • Molecular Dynamics simulations
    • Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Technique
  4. Electrokinetics(Electro-Osmosis, Electrophoresis, Dielectrophoresis)
  5. Experimental Flow Characterization
    • Pointwise Methods
    • Full-Field Methods
  6. Overview of Micro-PIV
    • Fundamental Physics Considerations of Micro-PIV
    • Extensions of the Micro-PIV technique
      • Microfluidic Nanoscope
      • Micro particle Image Thermometry
      • Infrared Micro-PIV
      • Particle Tracking Velocimetry
  7. Application Examples
    • Flow in a Microchannel
    • Flow in a Micronozzle
    • Flow Around a Blood Cell
    • Flow in Microfluidic Biochip

COMSOL Software Demonstration of Micro and Nano Applications

Room: Conference Theater
Date/Time: Sunday February 23, 3 - 5 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Enrolment form: Free attendance for registered conference attendees

FEMLAB is a finite element software used to model applications in all fields of engineering and science. Based on MATLAB it is used to model coupled systems of nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. All FEMLAB models can be saved as M-files and manipulated in the MATLAB environment. Since it is equation-based, you can define and couple your PDEs freely and arbitrarily - true Multiphysics in 1D, 2D and 3D.

Be part of this seminar and see how FEMLAB can be implemented to your modeling needs. You are free to ask questions during the demonstration, influence the modeling process and discuss how FEMLAB would be applicable to your work. In particular we will look at:

  • Fuel cells
  • MEMS
  • Microfluidic flow
  • Electropherosis
  • Piezoelectrics

Topics and Application Areas

The major areas of activity in the development of biotechnology and life sciences solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Bio Arrays and Proteomics
  • Bio Micro Systems
  • Bio Nano Systems and Chemistry
  • Bio-Molecular Analysis and Characterization
  • Biohazard Detection
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Genomics
  • Biomimetic Membranes
  • Biomimetics
  • Biomolecular Motors
  • Carbon Nano Structures
  • Cell Signaling Pathways
  • Computational Drug/Molecular Design
  • Computational Biology
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Design
  • Computational Methods and Numerics
  • Functional/Structural Genomics
  • Gengineering
  • Genomics
  • Homeland Defence
  • Lab-on-Chip
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Micro Fluidics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Nano Fluidics and Transport
  • Nanostructures: Biological Ion Channels to Thin Oxides
  • Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials
  • Protein Engineering
  • Proteomics
  • Rational Drug Design
  • Self-Replicating/Organizing Systems
  • Structural Biology
  • Surfaces and Films
  • Theranostics
  • Transport Mechanisms

A technical digest on CDROM, consisting of articles submitted by authors of both oral and poster papers will be distributed to participants at registration.

Bio Nano Conference Organization

Topical and Regional Scientific Advisors and Chairs


Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


Kurt Krause, University of Houston, USA

Biotechnology Conference Committee

Dirk Bussiere, Chiron Corporation, USA
Amos Bairoch, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Stephen H. Bryant, National Institute of Health, USA
Fred Cohen, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Daniel Davison, Bristol Myers Squibb, USA
Robert S. Eisenberg, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, USA
Andreas Hieke, Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc., USA
Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Sorin Istrail, Celera Genomics, USA
Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Brian Korgel, University of Texas-Austin, USA
Kurt Krause, University of Houston, USA
Daniel Lacks, Tulane University, USA
Mike Masquelier, Motorola, Los Alamos NM, USA
Atul Parikh, University of California, Davis, USA
Andrzej Przekwas, CFD Research Corporation, USA
George Robillard, BioMade Corporation, Netherlands
Jonathan Rosen, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, USA
Tom Terwilliger, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Michael S. Waterman, University of Southern California, USA

Technical Program Chairs

Matthew Laudon, NSTI-ACRS, USA
Bart Romanowicz, CFDRC, USA

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