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Posted: January 23, 2007
Nanotechnology for biological, biomedical and chemical sensing
(Nanowerk News) Recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology have open up myriad opportunities for applications and commercialization. Nanotechnology's ability to manipulate atoms and molecules enables us to create nanoscale materials and novel device structures with fundamentally new properties and unprecedented functions. Nanotechnology is anticipated to dramatically change every aspect of our lives. Among the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, nanochemistry, nanobiology, and nanobiomedicine are the areas attracting wide attention. These areas not only represent novel and unique chemical strategies to make unprecedented functional nanomaterials, but also can deliver better health and longer life spans through related diagnosis and therapy.
A conference in June in Hong Kong "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Biological/Biomedical/Chemical Sensing" aims to provide a forum for researchers, scientists and engineers from different countries worldwide, who are actively involved in the research on nanoscience and nanotechnology, in particular nanobiology, nanobiomedicine, and nanochemistry relating to biosensing, implantable biomedical devices, catalysis and energy issues to disseminate their latest research results and development achievements. In addition to the exciting scientific and technological themes, the conference offers a platform to promote and encourage interaction among researchers for cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration.
The program will consist of a series of invited, contributed oral, and poster presentations.
Nanomaterials, nanoscience and nanotechnology for:
– Biological, biomedical, chemical, gas sensing, and diagnosis
– Biomedical devices implantable in humans
– Drug design and delivery, toxicology
– Cell and molecular biology
– Chemistry and catalysts
– Solar energy, fuel cell, battery
– Functionalization, surface modification, and chemistry of nanomaterials
– Processing and characterization of nanomaterials
– Multiscale modeling and computation in the above areas