Welcome to the NanoBio-2010 Zurich Conference abstracts pages.
NanoBio-Tokyo 2006 (chaired by Prof. Kazunori Kataoka) und Nanobio-Seoul 2008 (chaired by Prof. Kyung-Hwa Yoo) were outstanding conferences with 500 – 1000 participants and an excellent scientific program.
The Third International NanoBio Conference was held at ETH Zurich, August 24-27, 2010. For this 4-day conference, there were 44 invited, internationally renowned speakers for plenary and two parallel sessions, as well as poster sessions and an industrial exhibition.
There were also ca. 650 participants, 460 posters and 17 exhibitors. The conference was held in the Main Building of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) providing ample space for sessions and exhibition, and located very close to Zurich City Center.
Nanobiotechnology is the discipline of the future that is taking over the role of being the motor of economic growth from information technology. Biology is inherently nano. Just think of a cell, which is a warehouse of structures and functional units that are finely harmonized on the nanometer scale. The new tools of nanotechnology allow us to address biological and medical problems with unprecedented accuracy and sensitivity because now it has become possible to interact with the bio-world at the length scale at which it operates. New intelligent drug delivery vehicles, novel nanobiosensors, nanomedical imaging tools and other nanobio-devices, and new nanostructured biomaterials are expected to speed up quantitative biological and medical research, boost our diagnostic capabilities, and increase the length and quality of our lives. At the same time nanostructures inspired by nature or created using biological processes are expected to reduce the production costs of new nanodevices making them accessible for the public.
Such unique possibilities also come along with large, often unrealistic expectations and fears in the society. This meeting gathered the leaders of this progressive field from all over the world helping scientists to get an update on the most recent achievements in the different topics of nanobiotechnology, to discuss, to network, to exchange stimulating new ideas, and to take responsibility in forming public opinion about nanobiotechnology.
Zurich, August 2010.
On behalf of the Scientific Committee and the Local Organizing Committee
Co-Chairs: Janos Vörös, Marcus Textor
and Local Organization Committee
Géraldine Coullerez, Mirren Charnley, Lucio Isa