The Second Saint-Petersburg International Conference on NanoBiotechnologies (NanoBio’08)

Venue: Saint-Petersburg

Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Event Date/Time: Jun 16, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2008
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 16, 2008
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Description

Biological systems are inherently nano in scale. Nanobiology is at the interface of physical and biological sciences. It is a new discipline, with the potential of revolutionizing medicine: it combines the tools, ideas and materials of nanoscience and biology; it addresses to biological problems that can be studied and solved by nanotechnology; it thinks out ways to construct molecular devices using biomacromolecules; and it attempts to build molecular machines utilizing concepts seen in nature.
Biology is increasingly asking quantitative questions. Quantification is essential if we are to understand how the cell works, and details of its regulation. The physical sciences provide tools and strategies to obtain accurate measurements and simulate the information to allow to comprehend the processes. The development of computational modeling and informatics software will enable scientists and engineers to apply nanotechnology to key areas of medical research, including diagnostics, biosensing, drug delivery and biomaterial design.
The aim of this workshop is to set the discussion between biologists, physicists, computer scientists and engineers, traditionally divided groups, and bridge the gap between materials science and life science. The scientific program will consist of oral, poster and position presentations.
This event will bring together leading scientists, representatives of industry, public research and governmental bodies and will provide the international forum for exchange of information and expertise in the area of Nanobiotechnology.

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co-locate event is NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Environmental and Biological Risks of Nanobiotechnology, Nanobionics and Hybrid Organic-Silicon Nanodevices (Silicon vs. Carbon)," June 18 – 20, 2008.