2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
Technical Conferences
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
Composites & Interfaces
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Nanoscale Characterization
Homeland Security
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
TechConnect Summit - IP Matchmaking
Cleantech 2007
Industrial Impact Workshop
Program Committee

Bio Nano Materials & Tissues

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Martin A. Case Proteins in Nanostructured Materials
Martin A. Case
University of Vermont, US
Alessandro Napoli Bio-Inspired Membranes from Polymers and Biological Motifs
Alessandro Napoli
University of Basel, CH
Darrin Pochan Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation and Injectable Delivery via Peptide Folding and Consequent Self-assembly
Darrin Pochan
University of Delaware, US

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes
4:00 Softnano: Bio-inspiration for soft nanostructured materials

Tuesday May 22

7:00 TUESDAY - Registration
4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo Reception

Wednesday May 23

2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)

Thursday May 24

8:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Biomimetics & Biological Nanostructures
8:30 BioNano: Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
10:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Structures & Tissues
1:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Cellular Interaction & Novel Structures

Symposium Program


Monday May 21

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7:00 RegistrationMain Lobby
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8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & KeynotesGrand Ballroom
 Session chair: Bart Romanowicz, NSTI, Andreas Wild, Freescale Semiconductors
8:30 How the US Can Ensure Energy Supply for the Future
J. Hofmeister, Shell Oil, US (bio)
9:10 National Nanotech Initiative and Industrial Nanotechnology Impact
A.H. Carim, Co-Chair, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Technology, Subcommittee, National Science & Technology Council, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
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4:00 Softnano: Bio-inspiration for soft nanostructured materialsGrand Ballroom A
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
4:00 Proteins in Nanostructured Materials (invited overview presentation)
M. Case, University of Vermont, US (bio)
4:30 Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation and Injectable Delivery via Peptide Folding and Consequent Self-Assembly
D.J. Pochan, University of Delaware, US (bio)
5:00 Bio-Inspired Membranes from Polymers and Biological Motifs
C. Dittrich, D. de Bruyn, T. Schuster and W. Meier, University of Basel, CH (bio)
5:30 Formation of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles from Block Copolymers and Study of AqpZ and KvAP Protein Incorporation with Light Microscopy
J.T. Patti, E.K. Brooks and C.D. Montemagno, University of California, Los Angeles, US
5:50 Bio-inspired Polymers for Nanoscience Research
B-C Lee and R.N. Zuckermann, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US

Tuesday May 22

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7:00 TUESDAY - RegistrationMain Lobby
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4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo ReceptionExhibit Hall

Wednesday May 23

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2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)Exhibit Hall

Thursday May 24

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8:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Biomimetics & Biological NanostructuresGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Ketul Popat, University of California, San Francisco, US
8:30 Preparation of multifunctional nanofibrous scaffold for tissue engineering
X. Yang, K.R. Ogbolu and H. Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology, US
8:50 Novel surface architectures for biomimetic lipid membranes
E. Reimhult, C. Merz, Q. Ye and M. Textor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, CH
9:10 Protons’ binding within nanometer scaled compartments of natural ionic reservoirs: Bacillus subtilis spores
S. Kazakov, E. Bonvouloir and I. Gazaryan, Pace University, US
9:30 Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Array for Biosensing and Cell Stimulation
J. Li, T.D.B. Nguyen-Vu, H. Chen, A.M. Cassell, J.E. Koehne, R.J. Andrews and M. Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center, US (bio)
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8:30 BioNano: Biomarkers & NanoparticlesGrand Ballroom D
 Session chair: Sarah Lynn Tao, University of California, San Francisco, US
8:30 Dynamic self-assembly of circular nanocomposite structures via molecular motor-driven active transport
H. Liu, E.D. Spoerke, S.J. Koch, B.C. Bunker and G.D. Bachand, Sandia National Laboratories, US
8:50 In Situ Investigation of Uptake Phenomena of Biological Molecules and Silica Nanoparticles into Mammalian Cells in Microstructures
W.G. Lee, H. Bang, H. Yun, J.A. Kim, K. Cho, Y.S. Shin, C. Chung, N.C. Chung, J.K. Chang and D.-C. Han, Seoul National University, KR
9:10 Fluorescent Structural DNA Nanoparticles Functionalized With Phosphate-Linked Nucleotide Triphosphates
J.G. Williams, B.L. Reynolds, K. Keefe and J.P. Anderson, LI-COR Biosciences, US
9:30 Preparation of Composite Organic-Inorganic Nanoparticles (COIN) with Distinctive Raman Signatures
J. Zhang, Y. Lu, M. Cao, H. Qin, M. Yamakawa, C. Dentinger, L. Nguyen, A.J. Chmura, J. Zhu, B. Lutz, K. Swartz, L. Wang, X. Su and L. Sun, Intel Corporation, US
9:50 In vivo imaging by luminescent carbon nanotubes
D. Shi, Y. Guo, Z. Dong, J. Lian, W. Wang, G. Liu and R. Ewing, University of Cincinnati, US
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10:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Structures & TissuesGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Tejal Desai, UCSF, US
10:30 Overview: Biomaterials and Tissues (invited overview presentation)
T. Desai, University of California, San Francisco, US
11:00 Favored Osteoblast Interactions with Aerosol Printed 3D Nano-to-Macro Hierarchical Architectures: The Promise of Nanocomposites as Orthopedic Prostheses
H. Liu and T.J. Webster, Brown University, US
11:20 Biomimetic Nanostructured Interfaces for Enhanced Osseointegration
K.C. Popat and T.A. Desai, University of California, San Francisco, US
11:40 Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan Nanocrystal
L. Qi, P. Dutta, S. Pal, M. Seehra and M. Pei, West Virginia University, US
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1:30 Bio Materials & Tissues: Cellular Interaction & Novel StructuresGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Sarah Lynn Tao, University of California, San Francisco, US
1:30 Nanofiber alignement and orientation enhances cell migration and wound healing
K. Kurpinski, S. Patel and S. Li, University of California Berkeley, US
1:50 Electrophoretic RNA Transport Through Transmembrane Carbon Nanotubes
U. Zimmerli and P. Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich, CH
2:10 Phage-Derived Bioselective Nanovehicles for Drug and Gene Delivery
V.A. Petrenko, Auburn University, US
2:30 Protein binding to particle surfaces determines intracellular interaction and uptake kinetics.
M. Ehrenberg and J.L. McGrath, University of Rochester, US
2:50 Nanoscale-Engineered Dextran Hydrogels as Biomimetic Extracellular Matrices for Optimized Cell Adhesion and Differentiation
M.H. Lee, M.D. McConnell, D. Boettiger, R.J. Composto, University of Pennsylvania, US

Special Symposium

Nanotechnology is the use of materials with fundamental length scales less than 100 nm in at least one dimension. Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionalize materials used for many traditional science and engineering applications (including catalysis, mechanical structures, electronics, processing, etc.). However, the use of nanotechnology in biomedical applications remains at its infancy.

The key driving force is the complementary length scale between biological structures that range from the 10's of nanometers (proteins, DNA, viruses) to the micron scale (cells and cellular assemblies) and the new capabilities of nanosystems to manipulate and control such feature sizes within our environment.

This symposium will cover the recently publicized advantages of using nanomaterials in various biomedical applications including as implants, tissue engineering materials, etc.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Biological Nanostructures
  • Biomimetics
  • Novel Biomaterials
  • Cellular & Nanostructure Material Interactions
  • Hydrogel Scaffolds
  • Artificial Organs
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine)

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine)

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine) is a newly established, international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. Nanomedicine publishes basic, clinical, and engineering research in the innovative field of nanomedicine. Article categories include basic nanomedicine, diagnostic nanomedicine, experimental nanomedicine, clinical nanomedicine, and engineering nanomedicine, pharmacological nanomedicine.

For consideration into the Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine journal please select the “Submit to Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Symposium Chairs

  • Tejal Desai , Boston University
  • Thomas J. Webster, Purdue University

Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

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