Welcome to the 6th Summer School

Methods in Micro - Nanotechnology
and Nanobiotechnology

September 13 - 17, 2010
Athens, Greece

View the Summer School Poster


National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
in collaboration with the
Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens
and other invited experts.
It is co-sponsored by the PEOPLE-ITN-237962 project CYCLON

Academy of Athens

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 (liposomes, cyclodextrins), AFM and confocal microscopy, 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 2010

View final program of 2010

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:
July 30th 2010

1000 Euros (includes handouts for lectures and labs, coffee-breaks, lunches, school dinner, excursion)

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This is the 6th 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 1st and 5th summer school was an activity of NCSR Demokritos. The success of the previous schools has motivated us to continue for a 6th year.The Summer School is co-sponsored by the PEOPLE-ITN-237962 project CYCLON (http://www.itn-cyclon.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