2014 NanoSAFE Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium


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Dates of the Event

April 27-28 2014

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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.

Session Topics

  • Protein-based Electronics
  • Charge Transfer in Biomolecules
  • Biosensor Nanotechnology
  • Biosensors and Biodevices
  • Biosensor Applications
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Connections to Industry

Symposium Details

A detailed schedule is now* available.

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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.

Confirmed invited speakers

Student Abstract Submission

The event will include a student poster session to be held April 27, 2014 from 7:00-8:30PM.