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Symposium NM10—Micro/Nano Assembling, Manufacturing and Manipulation for Biomolecular and Cellular Applications

Today’s advances in micro/nanotechnology are revolutionizing the traditional paradigm of biomedical research. Owing to the unique properties, micro/nanoparticles find an array of applications in molecular and cellular sensing, manipulation, and stimulation. It is of great interest to investigate innovative mechanisms for reliable and scalable manufacturing of nanodevices. It is also highly desirable to explore unique approaches that can manipulate, assemble, and even robotize nanodevices which move, sense and act based on their environment. These approaches promise new molecular and cellular applications. For instance, new sensing mechanisms could emerge for the detection of biomarkers with high sensitivity and fidelity. Chemical stimuli as well as mechanical forces could be actively delivered and used for targeted applications both on single cells as well as in biological environments. These advances are expected to enhance the specificity of biomedical procedures and at the same time improve our ability in biodiagnosis, which are broadly relevant to biomedical discovery, environmental monitoring, public safety, and defense purposes.

This symposium will focus on interdisciplinary topics related to innovative top-down fabrication of micro/nano biomedical nanodevices, new mechanisms for bottom-up manipulation, positioning, assembling, and robotization of inorganic and organic micro/nano-“bots”, such as nanoactuators and nanomotors, for bioapplications, as well as the synergistic top-down and bottom-up approaches/schemes for molecular/cellular sensing, stimulation, and study in biophysics.

Topics will include:

  • Innovative fabrication and scalable manufacturing techniques of micro/nanodevices for biomedical applications
  • Precision manipulation, assembling, and robotization of inorganic and organic nanoparticles, such as nanoactuators and nanomotors, and their emerging biomedical applications
  • Synergistic top-down and bottom up approaches in bioMEMS/microfluidics for molecular/cellular sensing stimulation, and study in biophysics
  • Stimuli-sensitive composites in inorganic/polymeric materials for molecular/cellular sensing, manipulation, stimulation and analysis

Invited Speakers:

  • Rashid Bashir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Eric Chiou (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • David Erickson (Cornell University, USA)
  • Jianping Fu (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Mingyuan Gao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • John Gibbs (Northern Arizona University, USA)
  • Xingyu Jiang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Katsuo Kurabayashi (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Luke Lee (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Andreas Lendlein (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Germany)
  • Chwee Teck Lim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Lidong Qin (Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA)
  • Samuel Sanchez (IBEC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Kirk Shung (University of South California, USA)
  • Joachim Spatz (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Samuel Stavis (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Jeff Wang (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Joseph Wang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • James Werner (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Donglei (Emma) Fan
University of Texas at Austin
Materials Science and Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Xiaodong Chen
Nanyang Technological University
School of Materials Science and Engineering
65-65137350, chenxd@ntu.edu.sg

Peer Fischer
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
49-711-689-3560, fischer@is.mpg.de

Tony Huang
Duke University
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
919-684-5728, tony.huang@duke.edu