Monthly Archives: August 2012

Clemson Bionanotechnology Workshop:

Integrating Nanostructures into Biomaterials

Saturday, September 29th

A Workshop for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Biomaterials

Selected poster and oral presentations with awards

Panel discussion with representatives from industry, patent law, technology commercialization, faculty, health care professionals, and investment


Joel D. Bumgardner, PhD, President, Society For Biomaterials Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis

Panel Chair

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, ScD, President, ABTECH Scientific, Inc. Dow Chemical Professor, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CU


Christopher Bettinger, PhD, Asst. Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Cannon, PhD, R&D Manager, Hoowaki

David Huizenga, PhD, President and Chief Technology Officer, SCTAO

Kazuhiko Ishihara, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Tokyo

Lisa Perpall, MS, MBA, Technology Commercialization Officer, Clemson University Research Foundation

Abstract-submission deadline:

09/01/2012 •

Organized By: Frank Alexis, PhD

Chemistry of Bio-Nano Interfaces Symposium

November 15-17, 2012
SERMACS 2012, Raleigh, NC
Organizers: Yaroslava G. Yingling (NCSU) and Alex. I Smirnov (NCSU)

Nanotechnology provides unique opportunities for rational design of interfaces between man-made structures and delicate biological molecules and systems. Such hybrid nanosystems are paving the way for the next generation of protein biochips, bioinspired materials, and more complex biomimetic systems. This Symposium will be focused primarily on new emerging directions in the field of bio-nano interfaces encompassing:
•  Interactions of nanoparticles and other nanostructures with biomolecules (RNA, DNA, proteins, peptides, lipids);
•  Theoretical and experimental studies of properties and processes at nano-bio interface;
•  Mechanisms and approaches for alleviating nanoparticle toxicity;
•  Substrate-supported lipid bilayers and membrane protein arrays;
•  Nano biomimetic systems and bioinspired materials.
The main theme of the Symposium will follow the common thread of discovering the chemistry of nano-bio interfaces by multidisciplinary experimental and computational approaches for the systems of increased complexity and sizes: from the structure, electrostatics, and dynamics of the interfacial layer of the ligand-protected nanoparticles to interactions of nanometrials with membranes, protein and DNAs and then to nano biomimetic systems and supramolecular assemblies. The transdisciplinary nature of the Symposium will bring together organic synthetic, biochemical, polymer, and material chemists as well as experts in spectroscopy and underlying theory. The Symposium will provide unique means to disseminate recent research results in chemistry and applications of bio-nano interfaces among the disciplines and scientists of the South East of the USA, thereby fostering new interdisciplinary collaborations, industrial development, and inspiring new discoveries that would transform the field.