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Posted: February 8, 2009

Largest nanotechnology event in Spain

(Nanowerk News) The six year-old NanoSpain network aims to agglutinate and coordinate the efforts made in the field of the Nanotechnology by Spanish groups from universities, research institutes and companies. Moreover, this network has tried to help the government institutions in defining potential actions and plans referring to this area. Currently the NanoSpain network, comprising 250 Spanish groups with near 1200 researchers in total, is one of the widest Spanish scientific networks.
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This year's NanoSpain 2009 event will take place in Zaragoza on March 9-12, 2009.
In 2008, Spain, Portugal and France (through their respective networks NanoSpain, PortugalNano and C'Nano GSO) decided to join efforts in order that NanoSpain events facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and promote interdisciplinary discussions not only in Spain but among the different groups from Southern Europe.
Other objectives will also be to enhance industrial participation and permit considering the situation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the south of Europe.
In order to organise the various sessions and to select contributions, the meeting will be structured in the following thematic lines, but interactions among them will be promoted:

1. NanoBiotechnology/Nanomedicine

2. NanoMaterials

3. NanoElectronics/Molecular Electronics

4. NanoChemistry

5. Nanomagnetism

6. Nanophotonics

7. Nanotubes

8. NEMS / MEMS

9. Scanning Probe Microscopies (SPM)

10. Scientific Policy

11. Simulation at the nanoscale

Invited Speakers
  • Marco Affronte (CNR-INFM National Research Center, Italy) - Nanomagnetism
  • Alexandre Bouzdine (University Bordeaux 1, France) - Theory & Modelling
  • Russell Cowburn (Imperial College London, UK) - NanoBiotechnology / Nanomagnetism
  • Etienne Duguet (University of Sciences and Technology of Bordeaux, France) - Nanomaterials
  • Jurriaan Huskens (University of Twente, The Netherlands) - Nanochemistry
  • Xavier Marie (INSA-CNRS-LPCNO, France) - NanoOptics
  • Wolfgang Parak (University Marburg, Germany) - Nanobiotechnology
  • Maurizio Prato (University of Trieste, Italy) - Nanotubes
  • Albert van den Berg (University of Twente, The Netherlands) - Nanobiotechnology
  • Keynote Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
  • Andreas Berger (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain) - Nanofabrication/Nanomagnetism
  • Jose Marķa de Teresa (Unizar, Spain)- Nanofabrication/Nanomagnetism
  • Jose Manuel Guisan (ICP-CSIC, Spain) - NanoBiotechnology
  • Ruth Jimenez (Higienista Industrial, Spain) - Industrial
  • Jose Angel Martin Gago (ICMM-CSIC, Spain) - NanoChemistry
  • Luis Martin Moreno (Unizar, Spain) - NanoPhotonics
  • Victor Puntes (ICN-UAB, Spain) - Industrial
  • Romain Quidant (ICFO, Spain) - NanoPhotonics
  • Jordi Reverter (UAB, Spain) - Industrial
  • Thematic parallel sessions will also be organised to enhance information flow between participants and in particular:
    -Exchange information of current work in specific research areas -Solve particular technological problems -Look for areas of common ground between different technologies -Provide contributions to specific reports
    The following Thematic Sessions will be organised:

    1. NanoBiotechnology (Coordinators: Josep Samitier, Jesus M. De la Fuente & Elena Martinez)

    2. NanoFabrication (Coordinators: Francesc Perez-Murano & Fernando Briones)

    3. Industrial (Coordinators: Jose Luis Viviente &. Emilio Prieto)

    4. NanoChemistry (Coordinators: Jaume Veciana & Nora Ventosa)

    5. NanoOptics ↦ NanoPhotonics (Coordinators: Juan Jose Saenz & Antonio Garcia Martin)

    Source: NanoSpain