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Posted: May 24, 2010

Free online workshop on Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications - last call for registration

(Nanowerk News) The potential of nanotechnology to support biomedical applications, including techniques for intelligent diagnostics and therapeutics, probing and repairing of individual cells, nano-inspired implants, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, is widely acknowledged. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on ‘Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications’ organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday May 28th from 11.00-13.00 GMT (12.00-14.00 BST).
Expert speakers include Prof Chanchal Mitra- Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Hyderabad, India Dr Mustafa Selman Yavuz- Professor at the NanoMedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
Participation is free for registered users of the ICPC-NanoNet website (sign up free of charge at http://www.icpc-nanonet.org). Numbers limited to first 25 registrations.
Programme
Wednesday 28th May: 11:00 GMT - Session 1. Bio Nanosensors and Biomedical Devices:
11.00 - 11.30 System Check. About ICPC NanoNet - Ms Lesley Tobin
11.30 - 11.55 Nanobiosensors Based on Gold Nanoparticles - Professor Chanchal K Mitra
11.55 - 12.10 Discussion
12.10 - 12.35 Smart Nanocapsules: Therapy and Drug Delivery - Dr. Mustafa Selman Yavuz
12.35 - 13.00 Discussion and closure
About the speakers
Prof Chanchal Mitra is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Hyderabad, India. His main research interests related to nanotechnology include:
  • Gold nanoparticles coupled to proteins and nucleic acids for nanobiotechnology and nanobiosensing applications
  • Dr. Mustafa Selman Yavuz is a Professor at the NanoMedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. His main research interests related to nanotechnology include:
  • Building targeted controlled drug-release systems using metal nanostructures
  • Preparation of shape-controlled metal nanoparticles, and their mechanistic studies
  • For more information, contact the organiser Rachel Newton rachelnewton@spi.pt
    Workshop participants must be registered users of ICPC-Nanonet. Registration is free.
    About ICPC-Nanonet
    The ICPC-Nanonet project is funded by the European Union under FP7 for four years, from June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries.
    For further information about the ICPC-Nanonet project contact the project coordinator Lesley Tobin, Lesley.tobin@nano.org.uk, visit the website at www.icpc-nanonet.org or browse the free open-access nano publications archive at www.nanoarchive.org.
    Source: ICPC-Nanonet
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