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Lecture Programme 

Monday, November 3, 2008

10.35 Keynote Lecture
Synthetic protein-mimicking assemblies
M. Tirrell, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA/USA
11.20 Core-shell nanocontainers for metal nano-particles as antimicrobial implant coatings
J. Tiller, University of Dortmund/D
11.50  Nanoengineered materials for regenerative therapies
C. Werner, Leibniz Institut for Polymer Research Dresden e.V./D  
12.20 Nanoparticles meet nucleic acid
R. Fabis, QIAGEN GmbH, Hilden/D
12.50 Lunch break
14.20 Biohybrid nanomedicines and self-assembling biomaterials
H.A. Klok, EPF, Lausanne/CH
14.50 Nano/microstructured devices for high-resolution and high-throughput electrophysiological analysis in drug development and basic research
J. Behrends, University of Freiburg/D
15.20 Soft brains, signal amplification through noise, and taking the bull by its horns
J. Käs, University of Leipzig/D
15.50 Coffee break
16.20 Proteins as mechano-chemical signalling switches  
V. Vogel, ETH Hönggerberg, Zürich/CH
16.50 Online monitoring of cellular functions in contact with novel nano/microstructured materials
K. Maniura, EMPA, Laboratory for Materials- Biology Interactions, St. Gallen/CH
17.20 How important is the nanoscale for surface properties of materials
J. Rühe, University of Freiburg/D
17.50 Poster party and election of the best posters
Evening Lecture
Next generation nano carriers for multifunctional drug delivery, imaging, and targeting - how do we make them?
R.K. Prud´homme, Princeton University/USA
End of the first day

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

09.00    Functional surfaces: regulation of cellular functions through adhesion to biofunctionalized nanocluster pattern
J. Spatz, University of Heidelberg and MPI for Metals Research, Stuttgart/D
Microfluidics and surface functionalization for biomedical research
R. Stark, University of Munich/D
Towards a single cell laboratory on a chip
A. Ros, Arizona State University, AZ/USA
10.30 Coffee break
Poster AwardShort lecture of th 1st winner (15 minutes)
Antimicrobial properties of various polymer/nanosilver compounds
H. Münstedt, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg/D
New ceramic antifouling coatings based on nanotechnology 
R. Nonninger, ItN Nanovation AG, Saarbrücken/D
Lunch break
Integration of biomaterials into technical applications: bacteriorhodopsin as an example
N. Hampp, University of Marburg/D
Using biofilms for biocatalysis
B. Hauer, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D
End of the conference

Lectures (Subject to change)




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