|NIH Nanotechnology Task Force and the NIH
Nanomedicine Roadmap Initiative Host NanoWeek 2009
The NIH Nanotechnology Task Force and the NIH Nanomedicine Roadmap
Initiative will host NanoWeek 2009 from Tuesday, April 7 through
Friday, April 10 at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus
in Bethesda, Md. NIH's first-of-a-kind series of events focusing
on science at the nanoscale, NanoWeek 2009 will include symposia
with experts in the field, demonstrations, talks, and posters from
NanoWeek 2009's first day will include seminars explaining the
basic concepts of nanotechnology, followed by summaries of current
research being conducted and medical applications of nanotechnology.
- Dr. Mark Ratner, Northwestern University
- Dr. Shuming Nie, Emory University
- Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard University
- Dr. Milan Mrksich, The University of Chicago
- Dr. Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley
- Dr. Mauro Ferrari, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- Dr. Gang Bao, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Dr. Ralph Weissleder, Harvard Medical School
- Dr. Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine
- Dr. Martin Philbert, University of Michigan
On Wednesday, NIH scientists will discuss ongoing nanotechnology
research being performed at the NIH, along with more than 30 posters
presenting work from NIH's labs. There will be afternoon tours
of nanotechnology labs at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,
the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Arthritis
and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the National Institute
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
In coordination with IEEE, a leading professional association
for the advancement of technology, NIH will conduct a workshop
on Nanomedicine on Thursday and Friday. This will provide an opportunity
for engineers and physical scientists to exhibit their cutting-edge
technology, as well as to learn about possible biological applications
for these technologies. Regulatory and intellectual property aspects
of nanoresearch will also be addressed, in combination with presentations
from some of the major industry efforts in the field.
Events on Tuesday and Wednesday are open to the public and free
of charge. Registration for the lab tours will open on April 1.
The nanomedicine workshop on Thursday and Friday requires registration,
which is located at https://roan2.wustl.edu/.
The full week's agenda, as well as further information on NanoWeek
2009, can be found at http://www.capconcorp.com/nanoweek2009/.
For more information on nanotechnology at the National Institutes
of Health, see the Web site http://www.nibib.nih.gov/Research/NIHNano.
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Department of Health and Human Services, is dedicated to improving
human health through the integration of the physical and biological
sciences. The research agenda of the NIBIB will dramatically advance
the Nation's health by improving the detection, management, understanding,
and ultimately, the prevention of disease. Additional information
and publications are available at www.nibib.nih.gov.
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Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers
and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates
the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
Note: On April 3, 2009 this release was edited to reflect the correct list of event participants.