2014 NanoSAFE Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium
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Dates of the Event
April 27-28 2014
Registration and Venue
Guest and Student Registration is closed.
The conference will be held at Waterfront Place Hotel located in Morgantown, WV. Lodging and accommodations are available on site. Please mention the 2014 Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium when booking for promotional rates.
- Protein-based Electronics
- Charge Transfer in Biomolecules
- Biosensor Nanotechnology
- Biosensors and Biodevices
- Biosensor Applications
- Connections to Industry
A detailed schedule is now* available.
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.
Confirmed invited speakers
- David Beratan, Duke University, USA
- Susan Banerjee, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center, USA
- David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Gary Casuccio, RJ Lee Group, USA
- Vince Castranova, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
- C. Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota, USA
- Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Clemson University, USA
- Thomas Härtling, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
- Peter Hesketh, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Lisa Holland, West Virginia University, USA
- A. T. Charlie Johnson, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Yuxin Liu, West Virginia University, USA
- Susan Lunte, University of Kansas, USA
- Michael Makowski, PPG Industries, USA
- Tim Nurkiewicz, West Virginia University, USA
- Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Matthew Powell, Protea Biosciences, USA
- Yon Rojanasakul, West Virginia University, USA
- Jill Venton, University of Virginia, USA
- Janos Vörös, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
- David Waldeck, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Nianqiang (Nick) Wu, West Virginia University, USA
- Jay Winkler, California Institute of Technology, USA
- Yong Yang, West Virginia University, USA
Student Abstract Submission
The event will include a student poster session to be held April 27, 2014 from 7:00-8:30PM.