FALL 2012 NANOFANS FORUM – “NANOTECHNOLOGY IN FOOD SAFETY” – NOV. 20, 2012
You are cordially invited to participate in the Fall 2012 Meeting of the NANOFANS Forum to be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.
Event Focus: "Nanotechnology in Food Safety"
Speakers & Talk Titles Below:
· Mr. John Pierson (GTRI)
Addressing NanoSensing for Current Food Practices – Challenges of Scale for Samples and Sensor
· Dr. Yiping Zhao (UGA)
Detecting Foodborne Bacteria by Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering
· Dr. Bosoon Park (USDA)
Foodborne Pathogens and Toxin Detection from Food Matrix with Nanotechnology
For more information please contact:
Dr. Paul Joseph, Senior Scientist, GT-Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology
ABOUT NANOFANS FORUM
At Nanotechnology Research Center, GaTech, NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) was started in Spring 2008. This will be a biannual forum.
The goal for the forum is to connect the medical/life sciences/biology and nanotechnology communities. The goal is to reach out researchers in the biomedical / life sciences areas and letting them know what nanotechnology can offer them in the advancement of their research.
The purpose of this meeting is also to let the researchers in these biomedical/ life sciences areas know about the wide range of resources available at the microelectronics research center to enable nanotechnology research through National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). The NNIN is an integrated networked partnership of user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation, serving the needs of nanoscale science, engineering and technology. NNIN is a research facilitator, providing the high technology equipment resources, staff expertise, and training to enable high quality nanoscale research. Please click the link www.nnin.org to know more about these opportunities.
The mission of Georgia Tech's Nanotechnology Research Center (NRC) is to provide expertise, facilities, infrastructure, and teaming environments to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary research in microelectronics, integrated optoelectronics and microsensors and actuators. The Georgia Tech-NNIN site emphasizes the application of nanofabrication to bioengineering and biomedicine. The NRC is located in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building (MNB) and the Pettit Microelectronics Building (PMB). The Pettit building houses an 8500 sq. ft. cleanroom (75% class 100, 25% class 10). The Marcus building includes 20,000 sq. ft. of inorganic cleanroom space for nanofabrication as well as 10,000 sq. ft. of organic and biological cleanroom space, including Bio-safety level 1 and 2 (BSL-1 and BSL-2) labs. The additional space is provided for characterization and metrology, chemical processing, and biotechnology. The overall MNB cleanroom design contains an organic and biological cleanroom adjacent to the inorganic cleanroom. This rare design of adjacent physical and biological cleanrooms enables a fusion of the top-down (physical) directed assembly approach and the bottom-up (biological) self assembly approach to nanotechnology.
If you would like to discuss about using our resources for your research please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to know more about NANOFANS events, please contact Dr. Paul Joseph, Director of Nanofans Forum, Nanotechnology Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 404-894-5029.