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4th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology

"New Directions in Nanotheranostics: Imaging, Biosensors, Materials, and DNA Technologies"

The fourth annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology will be held at the Grosshadern campus of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, from October 5 - 7, 2010. The focus of this year’s meeting will be on Nanotheranostics. The symposia were initiated in 2007 by the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the Center for BioNano Integration (CNBI) at the University of Tokyo. Participation in last year’s meeting was expanded to include the Nanomedical National Core Research Center (NCRC) at Yonsei University, Seoul and member institutions of the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM). This will be the first symposium to take place in Europe, and the first one to be held together with the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University.

During the opening reception on Tuesday, October 5th at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) of the LMU, NIM will sign collaboration contracts with the CNSI, the CNBI and the NCRC. The ceremonial lecture will be held by Prof. Kataoka from the CNBI at the University of Tokyo.

Nanotheranostics, an interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, medical therapy and diagnostics, is a fast-growing scientific area and a stimulant of economic growth. The unique tools provided by nanotechnology allow us to address biological and medical problems with unprecedented accuracy and sensitivity. New intelligent drug-delivery systems, novel nanobiosensors, nanomedical imaging tools, nanomaterials and DNA-technologies as well as other nanobio-devices will rapidly improve quantitative biological and medical research and expand our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities

The symposium will foster the exchange of ideas, techniques and experience in this exciting field and will include talks from outstanding and well established scientists as well as contributions from Ph.D. students.

Registration for NIM participants

NIM graduate students and other NIM participants now may register until September 19th, 2010. Please use the registration form provided on this website. For poster submissions please enclose the abstract submission form.

Scientific and social program

(Download Schedule scientific program)

The conference will start with an opening symposium and reception buffet at 6:30 pm in the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Munich, Schwabing on the evening of October 5. The location can be easily reached with public transportation (subway line U6, station "Giselastrasse").

On October 6, the conference will continue at the Grosshadern campus ( Roadmap, Map of Campus(subway line U6, station " Grosshadern") of the LMU with four scientific sessions, interrupted by lunch and coffee breaks. A typical Bavarian buffet will be served in the evening during the poster session in the vicinity of the lecture hall.

Two additional scientific sessions will be held during the morning of October 7, followed by lunch and a sightseeing tour in the afternoon. Finally, the conference members will meet again at the Center of Advanced Studies for a final lecture, concluding remarks and a farewell buffet. On the morning of October 8, lab-tours will be offered by NIM researchers to interested guests before departure.

General Information

The Grosshadern campus can be easily reached by subway from Munich city-center. Accommodation is available at two hotels located within walking distance of the symposium site (see links in box on the right). The deadline for registration as well as for submission of oral or poster contributions is July, 1, 2010. Please use the forms available for download in the box on the right.

For your information, the 17th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Gene Therapy will be held from October 8 - 9, 2010, also at the LMU campus Grosshadern. This may be of interest to many of you. For details see www.dg-gt2010.cup.uni-muenchen.de

Workshop for Journalists

"Nanotechnology and Medicine"

October 5, 2010, 4 p.m.

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Session topics

1.    Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy, Cancer Therapy

2.    Nanoparticles and Nanotherapy

3.    Imaging and Diagnostics

4.    Biosensors and Biomanipulations

5.    Magnetic and Light Control in Nanotherapy

6.    Nanomaterials and DNA-Technologies

7.    Others


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