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Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium (May 1-2) Eyes Nano for Cancer

by Editor1 last modified March 30, 2008 - 14:44

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology is sponsoring the second annual Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium to be held May 1-2, 2008 at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. One prominent theme will be “Nanotechnology for Cancer.”

Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium (May 1-2) Eyes Nano for Cancer

On Friday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to hear talks by some of the world’s leading experts in nanobiotechnology. Friday afternoon’s poster session will feature a display of research projects representing departments from across the Johns Hopkins University, as well as from government and industrial entities.

Academic and clinical faculty, staff, students, representatives from government, business, industry, and the general public are invited to attend this enriching two-day event. Attendees also are invited to present posters, subject to INBT approval.

Invited speakers include:

Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital (profile)

Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D. Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (profile)

Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Chair of Chemistry Director, Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Jeffery A. Schloss, Ph.D. Co-chair, Trans-NIH NANO Task Force Program Director, Technology Development Coordination National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (profile)

Jennifer L. West, Ph.D. Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering Rice University

Registration is required. JHU affiliated faculty, fellows, staff, and students may attend the symposium at NO COST. Non-JHU affiliated registrants pay a minimal fee. Registrants may also submit a poster, subject to approval by INBT.

Deadline for poster submissions is Thursday, April 17, 2008. Deadline for general registration without a poster submission is
Thursday, April 24, 2008.  To submit or for more information.

Thursday, May 1, 2008
Workshop: 2-5 p.m.
"Nanotechnology for Cancer"
Owens Auditorium
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Friday, May 2, 2008
Symposium: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Turner Auditorium
Hopkins School of Medicine

Poster Session: 2-4:30 p.m.
Turner Auditorium Concourse
The Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium gathers experts involved in the study, training, research, development and commercialization of nanotechnology. Participants have the opportunity to hear about leading-edge technologies and recent scientific breakthroughs from experts using nanoscale solutions to solve problems in health care and medicine.
Nearly 400 people attended the 2007 NanoBio Symposium, and more than 100 posters were displayed. Due to the enthusiastic response, the 2008 event has been expanded to two days and includes a Thursday afternoon workshop with the theme