Welcome to the 5 th Summer School

Methods in Micro - Nanotechnology
and Nanobiotechnology

June 22- June 26, 2009
Athens, Greece

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National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", partner of the NoE Nano2Life and NaBiA 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:   Microfluidic and Lab on chip devices
                              Integrated lab-on-chip biosensing device
                              Capillary fluoroimmunosensor

View tentative syllabus of 2009

View tentative program of 2009

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 approximate 20 attendants.

Application deadline: May 25th, 2009
Fees: 1000 Euros (includes handouts for lectures and labs, coffee-breaks, lunches, school dinner, excursion)

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History: This is the 5th Summer School on Methods in Micro-Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th summer schools were the official Summer Schools of the NoE Nano2Life, a nanobiotechnology network funded by EU. The success of the school has motivated us to continue it for a 5th year, as an activity of NaBiA (www.nabia.eu)


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