Summer School - Nanotechnology for Healthcare 2010

Scientific Programme


Programme

Sunday 5th September

Arrival at Forest Park Hotel. Introductions in the evening. Dinner (not included) at the hotel or in pubs/restaurants in the village of Brockenhurst.


Monday 6th September

'Nanotechnology for Healthcare' workshop at the University of Southampton. The programme includes research presentations in the morning and early afternoon for the UK academic community and the summer school attendees. In the late afternoon there will be an extensive poster session, while for the summer school students there will also be special tours through the new clean rooms of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre.

Transport from the hotel to the University's Highfield campus and back again is by coach. Dinner will be at the hotel.


Tuesday 7th September

This second day of the summer school consists of lectures at the hotel in the morning and early afternoon, a social programme in the late afternoon, dinner at the hotel and an informal after-dinner lecture.

Morning Session - Enabling technologies

- Biosensors and probe molecules
- Nanofabrication for nanophotonic sensors
- Molecular functionalisation
- Harnessing the life science interface in regenerative medicine

Lunch

Afternoon session - Drug delivery

- Enhancing drug availability through nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology for targeted drug delivery

Social programme

Dinner

Evening Session - Commercialisation of medical technologies


Wednesday 8th September

This third day of the summer school consists of lectures at the hotel in the morning and early afternoon, a social programme in the late afternoon, dinner at the hotel and an informal after-dinner lecture.

Morning session - Cells in microsystems

- Microfabrication and soft lithography
- Designing microsystems for cells
- Neurons in microfluidic devices
- From lab-on-chip to lab-in-a-cell

Lunch

Afternoon session - Biomarker analysis in microsystems

- Silicon nanowires for blood analysis of biomarkers
- Miniaturization method of genetic amplification and analysis

Social programme

Dinner

Evening Session - Collaborations between Industry and University


Thursday 9th September

At this last day of the summer school there will be lectures at the hotel in the morning. The summer school finishes after lunch.

Morning session - High-throughput diagnostics

- Nanocharacterisation methods - the microscopies
- Single cell manipulation and characterisation using AC fields
- Applications of self-assembly within microfluidic sytems
- Suspension assays with nano-encoded microbeads

Lunch

Departure


Scientific Committee

Prof. Chris Backhouse - University of Alberta

Prof. Franco Cerrina - Boston University

Prof. Lee Yong Lim - University of Western Australia

Prof. Hywel Morgan - University of Southampton

Dr Maurits de Planque - University of Southampton

Prof. Christoph Wälti - University of Leeds


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