NSTI Nanotech 2009

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

Confirmed Invited Speakers

John Mendelsohn John Mendelsohn
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4


Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Nanotech for Neurology

Wednesday May 6


Thursday May 7


Symposium Program


Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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11:00 Nanotech for NeurologyRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Gabe Silva, University of California, San Diego, US
11:00 The need for nanotechnology methods to probe function in biological neural circuits and networks
G. Silva, University of California, San Diego, US (bio)
11:20 A Mesoporous Silica Nanosphere-Based Nerve Growh Factor Delivery System Using an Electrically Conducting Polymer
Y.N. Cho, R. Shi, R.B. Borgens, Purdue university, US
11:40 Filamentous Bacterial Viruses Break Down Amyloid Plaques in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s Disease – A Novel Therapeutic Avenue
B. Solomon, Tel Aviv University, IL
12:00 Oscillating field-actuated, biocompatible, multifunctional nano-reservoirs as cell function modulators in growing neurons
S. Ghosh, T. Cai, S. GhoshMitra, Z. Hu, N. Mills, D. Hynds, Southeast Missouri State University, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall

Wednesday May 6

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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall


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

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

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