Welcome to the Nano2life Summer School

Methods in Micro - Nanotechnology
and Nanobiotechnology

June 25 - July 6, 2007
Athens, Greece

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National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", partner of the NoE Nano2Life, in collaboration with the Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens,
and invited experts from other Nano2Life partners.

Rational: Modern Research and product development in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Environmental and Agriculture/Food monitoring is taking advantage of the Micro and Nanotechnology developments. Merging areas of research such as Nanobiotechnology have been created, which demand highly interdisciplinary research skills. It is thus necessary that many researchers from Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Material, Environmental) acquire basic principles and methods in Micro and Nanotechnologies in order to integrate better in modern research activities and/or product development.

Syllabus at a glance

Lectures and laboratories with hand on experience on the following topics:
Section 1: Principles of biochemistry, cell biology, physics and microelectronics.
Section 2: Core Nanobiotechnology methods and practices
Unit 2.1: Micro and Nano-fabrication science and technology
> Patterning technologies for silicon, glass and plastics
> Microfluidic device fabrication
> Biomolecules in molecular electronics
Unit 2.2: Nanomaterials for bio-applications, Characterization, Imaging
> Drug inclusion by NMR, X-ray diffraction, docking
> Drug delivery with liposomes, dedrimers, cyclodextrines
> Dynamic light scattering, AFM and confocal microscopy
> MR and magnetic nanomaterials
Unit 2.3: Molecular and Cellular biology and Applications
> 2-D electrophoresis and mass spectrometry of proteins
> Protein microarrays (fabrication-fluorescence detection)
> Binding assays and immunosensors
Section 3: Towards Integrated Nanobiotechnology systems
Unit 3.1 Microfluidic and Lab on chip devices
> Integrated lab-on-chip biosensing device
> Capillary fluoroimmunosensor

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Who should attend: Graduate students with Engineering, Science or Life Science background, post doctoral fellows, professionals, as well as group leaders involved in molecular biology or biotechnology, who wish to apply micro-technology in their research. This summer school will establish common language between the various disciplines and promote interdisciplinary research.

Place for approximately 30 attendands.

Application deadline for Nano2Life (N2L) participants: May 14th, 2007
Application deadline for non N2L participants: May 14th, 2007
Fees for N2L members: 1000 Euros (includes handouts for lectures and labs, coffee-breaks, lunches, school dinner, excursions).
Nano2Life members can apply for a scholarship to Eric Moore eric.moore@tyndall.ie
Fees for non N2L members: 1400 Euros (includes handouts for lectures and labs, coffee-breaks, lunches, school dinner, excursions).
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How to reach us: Please view the instructions.

Accommodation: The following hotels have rooms reserved until April 23rd. They will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. You may reserve directly either by the web or by fax by giving them the number of your credit card and with the note that it concerns the Demokritos Summer School of Nano2Life.
> Central Hotel: http://www.centralhotel.gr
Room for two persons: 103 Euros (breakfast and taxes included).
Room for one person: 84 Euros (breakfast and taxes included).
>King Jason and Jason Prime Hotels: http://www.douros-hotels.com

This is the third summer school on this topic organized by the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos".

Contact points:
Dr Evangelos Gogolides, Institute of Microelectronics, NCSR Demokritos
Dr Irene Mavridis, Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR Demokritos
E-mail: PlasmaSupport@imel.demokritos.gr