Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Biosensors and Biotechnology
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
2:00 PM Room: 308C

Organizers:
Antje J Baeumner, Cornell University and Aleksandr L Simonian, National Science Foundation

Speakers:
2:00 PMIntroductory Remarks -
2:05 PMDNA-Directed Immobilization of Proteins and Cells for Applications in Microtechnology and Biosensing , Christof Niemeyer
2:40 PMSelf-Powering and Sensing by Integrated Nano-Devices , Bozena Kaminska
3:15 PMNanofiber-Integrated Microfluidic Biosensors for Pathogen Detection, Antje Baeumner
3:50 PMWithdrawn
4:25 PMMultifunctional Interfaces in Biosensing , Aleksandr Simonian


Overview:
With the ever increasing need for portable bioanalytical systems for clinical diagnostics, biotechnology research, environmental and food analyses, there is also an ever increasing need of developing materials that provide multifunctionality to these systems. New nanostructure-based materials are being developed assisting in biorecognition events, bioseparation, immobilization, and signal reporting. Improvements over current bioanalytical systems are needed to decrease limits of detection for target analytes in real-world samples; enable battery-operated biosensors for on-site use; provide new tools for multiplexing in multianalytical systems. In fact, the development of novel materials, surfaces and particles is key to improvement of today’s biosensors.

This symposium will provide an overview, in-depth insight and a multitude of examples on novel nanomaterials and structures development and application in biosensors and microarrays; used for clinical diagnostics and biotechnological research. Topics include bimolecular hybrid conjugates, self-powering nanostructures, electrospun nanofiber embedded in microfluidic channels, lab-on-a-particle and fluorescent proteins for bioimaging.