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The 9th Annual NBTC Nanobiotechnology Symposium


for Members

The 9th Annual NBTC Nanobiotechnology Symposium

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cornell University

Presented By

Presented by the NBTC Nanobiotechnology Center, the Kavli Institute at Cornell, and the New York Academy of Sciences


This event showcases the latest advances in research at the interface of nanotechnology and the life sciences, offering an opportunity to meet with faculty, researchers, and students, as well as industrial partners and colleagues from the entire nanobiotechnology community. This full day meeting will include presentations from invited speakers and a poster session to engage attendees in lively and detailed discussion.

Meeting Schedule

8:00-8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 am
Welcome and Introductions
Harold Craighead – Director, Nanobiotechnology Center

8:40-9:05 am
Molecular Motors: Nature's Soft, Smart Nano-Machines
Yale Goldman – Professor of Physiology & Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

9:05-9:30 am
C Dots: Fluorescent Core-Shell Silica Nanoparticles for Nanobiotechology and Nanomedicine
Uli Wiesner – Material Science & Engineering, Cornell

9:30-9:55 am
Geometric Patterning to Control Cell Growth, Capture, and Transport
Brian Kirby – Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell

9:55-10:20 am
Detecting Pathogenic Organisms: From Lateral Flow Assays to Micro Total Analysis Systems
Antje Baeumner – Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell

10:20-10:45 am
Biophysical Cues and Cell Behavior: The Big Impact of Little Things
Chris Murphy – Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:45-11:05 am

11:05-11:30 am
Cellular Force Generation during Cell Adhesion and Tissue Formation
Cynthia Reinhart-King – Biomedical Engineering, Cornell

11:30-11:55 am
Analytical Platform for Immunosensor Applications
Héctor Abruña – Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell

11:55-12:20 pm
The Promise and Reality of Micro/Nano Life Science Products
David Patteson – Chief Executive Officer, Advion BioSciences

12:20-1:30 pm
Luncheon for Registered Symposium Attendees

1:30-1:40 pm
Welcome to afternoon session

1:40-2:15 pm
Nano-bio Research at AIBN
Peter Gray – Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

2:15-2:40 pm
New Strategies to Prevent or Treat Infections: Development of Synthetic Protocells to Neutralize Viruses
Anne Moscona – Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical Center

2:40-3:05 pm
Zero Mode Waveguides for Ultra-High Throughput Single Molecule Sequencing
Stephen Turner – Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Pacific Biosciences

3:05-3:30 pm
Improving Fluorescence Detection Sensitivity in Nano and Microchannel Bioanalytical Systems
Warren Zipfel – Biomedical Engineering, Cornell

3:30-3:55 pm
DNA as a Nanobiotech Material
Dan Luo – Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell

4:00-6:00 pm
Poster Session & Reception