2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
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Nanotech to Neurology

Symposium Chairs

Gabriel A. Silva Gabriel A. Silva
Assistant Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology and Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego
Sarah Tao Sarah L. Tao
Senior Research Engineer, MEMS Design
Draper Laboratory

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

10:30 Nanotech for Neurology
 Nanotech for Neurology

Tuesday June 3


Wednesday June 4


Thursday June 5


Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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10:30 Nanotech for NeurologyRoom 208
 Session chair: Sarah Tao, Draper Laboratroy, US
10:30 Quantum dot (Qdot) labeling of gene expression analysis and single molecule imaging in neurons
A. Jeromin, Z. Riley, E. Byrnes, S. Parry, S. Smith, N. Dee, A. Jones, Allen Institute for Brain Science, US
11:00 Myelin-mimetic lipid multilayers
S. Iyer, A. Dattelbaum, J. Majewski, A. Shreve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
11:20 High Resolution Labeling of Proteins Implicated in Central Nervous System Injury and Disease using Quantum Dot Nanocrystals
S. Pathak, G. Silva, University of California, San Diego, US
11:40 Novel nanostructures for brain stroke repair:towards the development of nanoscaled bypass
M. Leon, E. Ferrer, L. Gonzalez, R. Irizarry, M. Castro, Chemical Imaging Center, US
12:00 Vertically Arranged Gold Nanowires: An Interface for Live Neuronal Recordings
S. Saha, D.M. O’Malley, L. Menon, Northeastern University, US
12:20 Nanostructured Hybrid Organic Biomaterials for Neural Interfaces
M.R. Abidian, D.C. Martin, D.R. Kipke, University of Michigan, US
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Nanotech for NeurologyExhibit Hall C
- Evaluation For The Current Management of Pompe Disease
U.A. Khan, University of Manchester, UK
- Advances in Automated 3D cortex image data acquisition
B. Lich, J. Greiser, P. Faber, G. Knott, FEI Company, NL
- Permeability of An In Vitro Model of Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)
R. Amin, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, PK
- CNT and Organic FETs Based Two-Way Transducing of the Neurosignals
R. Sklyar, Independent researcher, UA


Nanoscale technologies have a potential revolutionary impact into the basic understanding, visualization and therapeutic applications of neuroscience. The special symposium on Nanotechnology to Neuroscience will deliver the state of the art in nanotechnology applications towards the development of therapies and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neurological disorders, taking advantage of the nanoscale structure of neural cells (both neurons and glia). The symposium will include technologies such as quantum dots and other nanotechnologies that can visualize, measure, and track the molecular structure and dynamics of both intracellular and extracellular processes in neural cells. Technologies will be presented that are designed and used to regulate, influence, and modify cellular neural properties such as directed growth, proliferation, secretion of specific factors, differentiation, etc. A focus on technologies aimed at the delivery of molecules (eg. pharmaceuticals, genetic material, etc.) targeted to the nervous system will be covered, with a particular focus on delivery to the central nervous system and neural retina. Finally, topics such as nano-neural interfaces will be covered, both from a hardware and software (ie. algorithm) perspective aimed at highly sophisticated informational interfaces with neural cells and the nervous system.

For more information, please contact Gabriel Silva

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • Neural Cell Nanostructure for Therapies
  • Nanoscale Visualization for Neurology
  • Regulating Neural Cell Properties
  • Drug Delivery to Nervous System
  • Nano-Neural Interfaces and Prosthesis
  • Modeling of Nanoscale Neuroscience

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 Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

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