Welcome to the 3rd Nano2Life
Summer School

Methods in Micro - Nanotechnology
and Nanobiotechnology

June 30- July 10, 2008
Athens, Greece

View the Summer School Poster


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

View tentative syllabus of 2008
View program of 2008

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 20 attendands.

Application deadline for Nano2Life (N2L) participants: May 7th, 2008
Application deadline for non N2L participants: May 14th, 2008
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 by indicating it to the Registration Form. The 20 N2L scholarships will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.
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: Please view here.

This is the 4th Summer School and the 3rd Nano2Life 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