2013 Bioelectronics and Biosensing Symposium

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April 7-8 at the Erickson Alumni Center
West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
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For additional information, please review the Symposium Booklet

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Many important biological functions rely on electron transfer between enzymes and chemicals and other proteins that bind to the enzymes. Examples include toxin metabolism and oxygen transport in various organisms. Despite much work during the past fifty years aimed at understanding electron transfer in biomolecules, the fundamental mechanisms responsible for this process remain elusive. Understanding biomolecular electron transfer at its most fundamental level involves determining the electronic structure and electron transfer properties.

The symposium is designed to foster discussions among experts in the field that may lead to a better understanding of biomolecular properties and to new technological advances in biosensing and electronic devices. Some questions that will be address are: What is the electron transfer mechanism in proteins that undergo redox reactions? What is the role of the energy levels of the protein and its secondary structure? Can proteins and other biomolecules be used in quantum electronic devices? Is the electron transfer mechanism related to the chirality of the protein structure? How can the properties of biomolecules be exploited to make more efficient biosensors?

More information about biosensing and bioelectronics research at WVU can be found on our Research page.

Symposium agenda (full agenda pdf is here )

All events in Barnette Room, 110-111 Erickson Alumni Center, unless otherwise noted

Day 1: Sunday, April 7
Continental Breakfast (Club Room Entrance 1st floor) 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Welcome: 8:00 am
Session 1.1: Protein-based Electronics I, 8:15 – 10:15 am
Session 1.2: Protein-based Electronics II, 10:45 – 12:30 pm
Session 1.3: Charge Transfer in Biomolecules, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Session 1.4: Biosensor Nanotechnology, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Dinner Reception, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Club Room Entrance, 1st floor)
Poster Session: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (1st Floor Hallway)

Day 2: Monday, April 8
Continental Breakfast (Club Room Entrance 1st floor) 8:00 – 8:30 am
Session 2.1: Biosensors and Biodevices, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Session 2.2: Biosensor Applications, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Nutting Gallery on main floor)
Wrap up: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Information for student presenters:

Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are due to Lisa Sharpe (lisa.sharpe@mail.wvu.edu) by March 22, 2013 (200 word limit). Posters will need to be set up on April 7, Sunday, between 4 – 6 pm.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

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