G&D Short Course: Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science
February 7-8, 2013
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, 3rd Floor
6767 Bertner Street, Houston
“Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science” is a two-day short course hosted by the Genes & Development Program (G&D), an MD Anderson Cancer Center/UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. It is free and open to the public; pre-registration is requested.
The course is organized by a committee of G&D faculty and graduate students, including Dr. Gábor Balázsi, Dr. Howard Gutstein, Dr. Sadhan Majumder, Zeynep Coban, Le Huang and Marco Leung, and is made possible through the generous support of The Hearst Foundations.
|Thursday, 2/7||Topics and Speakers|
|9:00-9:10 am||Opening Remarks|
|9:10-10:10 am||Keynote Address: “Nanotechnology and Medicine”|
Robert Curl, Ph.D., Rice University (Nobel Laureate)
|10:30-11:30 am||“Shrink Manufacturing Advanced Research Tools (SMART)”|
Michelle Khine, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
|11:30-12:30 pm||“Biomaterial Micropharmacies Using Water-based Assembly: From Polymer Nanolayers to RNAi”|
Paula Hammond, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|12:30-1:30 pm||Lunch (Onstead Forum)|
|1:30-2:30 pm||“Predictive Control of E. coli Gene Expression Dynamics Using Light”|
Jeffrey Tabor, Ph.D., Rice University
|2:30-3:30 pm||Technical Demonstration: Michelle Khine, Ph.D.|
Dr. Khine will demonstrate the printing of a microfluidic chip design onto a large surface and then shrink it to the micron scale.
|3:45-5:45 pm||Hands-on Workshop in Dr. Tabor's lab at the BioScience Research Collaborative (pre-registration required)|
|Friday, 2/8||Topics and Speakers|
|9:00-10:00 am||“Nano-Devices for Next Generation Stem Cell Therapeutics, Medical Adhesives, and Drug Delivery Systems”|
Jeffrey Karp, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
|10:00-11:00 am||“Single Cell Sequencing Technologies and Applications”|
Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
|11:15-12:15 pm||“Advanced High-throughput Technologies for Neuroscience”|
Mehmet Yanik, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|12:15-12:45 pm||Illustration of Equipment and Technical Video Demonstration|
Mehmet Yanik, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Karp, Ph.D.
|12:45-1:30 pm||Lunch and Panel Discussion with Course Speakers|
“Future Directions in Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science”
Parking is available in the McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons (Garage 15), 6550 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030.
For more information, please contact Elisabeth Lindheim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers and Titles
Flyer for the G&D Short Course: Nanotechnology in Biomedical Science (pdf, 1.2 MB)