2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
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
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Bio Nano Materials & Tissues

Symposium Chair

Tejal Desai Tejal Desai
Director UC San Francisco’s Laboratory of Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology
University of California San Francisco
Thomas J. Webster Thomas J. Webster
Associate Professor of Engineering
Brown University

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

 Bio Nano Materials

Tuesday June 3

10:30 Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine - 1
3:30 Soft Nano: Biologically inspired nanostructures

Wednesday June 4

10:30 ICCN - BioNano Simulation and Modeling
4:00 Surfaces & Interfaces: Bio-inspired Materials

Thursday June 5

8:30 Biomarkers and Nanoparticles
1:30 Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine - 2

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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Bio Nano MaterialsExhibit Hall C
- Electrostatic Force Microscopy of Biofilms and Arrayed Proteins for Biochip Applications
Y.J. Oh, W. Jo, Ewha Womans University, KR
- The Study of the Nanocontact Imprint with Aminosilane
F.Y. Shen, N.H. Chen, K-Y Lam, J.H. Chen, F-S Huang, National Tsing Hua University, TW
- Proton Uptake by Dormant Bacterial Spores
S.V. Kazakov, Pace University, US
- Modified AFM Probes for Nanoscale Biomolecular Recognition Studies
W.T. Johnson, Agilent Technologies, US
- Investigating electrospun nanofibrous scaffold mechanical properties
S. Farboodmanesh, J. Chen, J.L. Pelealuw, D.E. Cloutier, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
- Synthesis and characterization of Hyaluronan – Gold Nanoparticles: A nanostructured material for biomedical applications
M. Ramis-Castelltort, J. Querol, I. Ojea, Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN), ES
- Subcellular fractionation in a fluidic microsystem
A. Paulus, A. Posch, M. Hausmann, G. Blankenstein, T. Duong, J. Kentsch, B. Angres, D. Stoll, M. Stelzle, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute, DE
- Ceramic Nanophosphors for Upconversion Bioimaging
K. Soga, Y. Saito, M. Kamimura, Y. Nagasaki, Tokyo University of Science, JP
- Studies of Hybrid Nano-Bio-System: Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Hydrogenase
D. Svedruzic, J.L. Blackburn, T.J. McDonald, M.J. Heben, P.W. King, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
- Engineering of efficient biocatalysts using nanostructured mesoporous silicate carriers
K. Szymanska, J. Bryjak, A.B. Jarzebski, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Polish Academy of Science, PL
- Electrospun Nanofibrous Membrane Biosensor for lactate
J. Romero, I. Moreno, V. González, Centro deInvestigación en Química Aplicada, MX
- In-vitro and In-vivo Screenings of Electrospun Polycaprolactone-Carrageenan Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
B.A. Basilia, A.P. Robles, K.A. Ledda, K.B. Dagbay, MAPUA Institute of Technology, PH
- Sprayed Nanogels onto 2D and 3D Scaffolds as Novel Drug Eluting Coatings
MJ. Juan, B. Olalde, MJ. Jurado, V. Saez-Martinez, INASMET-Tecnalia, ES
- In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluations of Bioactive Poly(epsilon-caprolactone)–Organosiloxane Nano-Hybrid Developed as a Novel Bone Substitute
J.J. Yoo, H.J. Kim, S-H. Rhee, Seoul National University College of Medicine, KR
- Role of Nano-chirality and broken symmetry in hostile organism penetration of host cell DNA
G.C. Vezzoli, Institute for the Basic Sciences, US
- Biological influence of nanofibrous hydroxyapatite-polycaprolactone membrane on human periodontal ligament cell
T.I. Kim, S.J. Lee, Y. Ku, I.C. Rhyu, C.P. Chung, S.B. Han, H.W. Kim, Seoul National University, KR
- Imprinting soft biological gels down to one micron feature size
P. Agrawal, C. Hurth, N. Iyer, J. Gu, J. Yang, F. Zenhausern, Arizona State University, US
- Functional Polymersomes (Synthosomes) for Bioconversion and Selective Product Recovery
A. Güven, S. Ihle, M. Fioroni, U. Schwaneberg, Jacobs University Bremen, School of Engineering and Science, DE

Tuesday June 3

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10:30 Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine - 1Room 208
 Session chair: Thomas Webster, Brown University, US
10:30 Investigating Helical Rosette Nanotubes and Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite as Novel Bone-like Biomaterials for Orthopedic Applications
L.J. Zhang, J. Rodriguez, H. Fenniri, T.J. Webster, Brown University, US
10:50 Exploring the behavior of concentrated collagen, approaches to tailor biomimetic materials
F. Gobeaux, G. Mosser, A. Anglo, P. Panine, P. Davidson, M.-M. Giraud-Guille, E. Belamie, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, FR
11:10 Enhancement of in vitro Capillary Tube Formation by Substrate Nanotopography
C.J. Bettinger, Z. Zhang, S. Gerecht, J.T. Borenstein, R. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
11:30 Drug-eluting Anodized Titanium Orthopedic Implants
C. Yao, T.J. Webster, BROWN University, US
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3:30 Soft Nano: Biologically inspired nanostructuresRoom 202
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, USA
3:30 Biopolymerization-Driven Self-Assembly of Nanofiber Air-Bridges
S. Pabba, B.H. Fasciotto, M.M. Yazdanapanah, V.V. Dobrokhotov, R.W. Cohn, University of Louisville, US
3:50 Polymer Biomembranes
W. Meier, University of Basel, CH
4:20 Self-Assembly of Nanoporous Silica Colloids: from Fundamentals to Applications
I. Sokolov, Clarkson University, US
4:50 The Nanomechanical Testing and Characterisation of Anti-viral Nano-structured Surface Coatings
I. Singh, P.S. Allan, Brunel University, UK

Wednesday June 4

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10:30 ICCN - BioNano Simulation and ModelingRoom 205
 Session chair: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, US
10:30 Towards rational de novo design of peptides for inorganic interfaces
M.J. Biggs, University of Edinburgh, UK
10:50 Molecular dynamic simulations of bio-nanocomplexes involfing LDH nanoparticles and short-strand DNA/RNA
P. Tran, Y. Wong, G.Q. Lu, S.C. Smith, University of Queensland, AU
11:10 Quantitative Analysis of HBV Capsid Protein Geometry Based Upon Computational Nanotechnology
H.C. Soundararajan, M. Sivanandam, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, IN
11:30 Assembly of Nanoscale Scaffolds from Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNA)
T. Husk Jr., D.E. Bergstrom, Purdue University, US
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4:00 Surfaces & Interfaces: Bio-inspired MaterialsRoom 205
 Session chair: Jan Sumerel, Dimatix, Inc. US
4:00 TBA
J. Cha, IBM, US
4:30 Bio-Inspired Synthesis of Nanostructured Semiconductors and Ferroelectrics
A.R. Tao, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
5:00 Printing Diatoms
D.W. Wright, L. Deravi and J. Sumera, Vanderbilt University, US

Thursday June 5

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8:30 Biomarkers and NanoparticlesRoom 308
 Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, LANL, US
8:30 Multiplexed Proteolytic Enzyme Assay Based on Energy Transfer between Quantum Dots and Gold Nanoparticles
Y.H. Oh, Y.P. Kim, H.S. Kim, Korea Abvanced Institute of science and Technology, KR
8:50 2-Nitroimidazole as Potential Nanoprobe in Hypoxia Imaging by MRI/PET
R. Sharma, A. Sharma, University of North Carolina, US
9:10 Biomolecular activity switch: an application of metallic nanoparticle plasmon resonance
J. Alper, A. Wijaya, M. Crespo, L. DeFlores, A. Tokmakoff, K. Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
9:30 Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
Y. Durant, E. de Muinck, Nanostructured Polymers Research Center, US
9:50 Multifunctional nanoparticle platforms for pathogen diagnostic applications
A.J. Kell, C. Paquet, B. Simard, National Research Council, CA
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1:30 Nanomaterials for Biology and Medicine - 2Room 303
 Session chair: Thomas Webster, Brown University, US
1:30 Effect of functionalization on the self-assembling propensity of beta sheet forming peptides
F. Taraballi, M. Campione, A.L. Vescovi, A. Sassella, W. Hwang, A. Paleari, F. Gelain, University of Milan - Bicocca, IT
1:50 The Design of Better Vascular Stents through Nanotechnology
J. Lu, D. Khang, C. Yao, K.M. Haberstroh, T.J. Webster, Brown University, US
2:10 Synthesis of Dextran-Coated Nanoceria with pH-dependent Antioxidant Properties
J.M. Perez, A. Asati, S. Nath, C. Kaittanis, University of Central Florida, US
2:30 Mechanisms of Cellular Interaction, Binding and Internalization of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes
L. Lacerda, M. Prato, A. Bianco, K. Kostarelos, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK
2:50 Effect of Ligand Nature on the Kinetics and the Redistribution of Quantum Dots in Mice
T.J. Daou, L. Li, P. Reiss, I. Texier-Nogues, CEA Grenoble, FR

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 Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute