A Focus on Nanobiology

The Conference is a combination of keynotes, panels, posters, program information sessions, discussions of research trends, and principal investigator meetings with NSF program directors.

The presentations will cover research trends, foundational breakthroughs with broad relevance, overviews of progress and new research, education, and innovation areas with a focus on nanobiology, nanobiomanufacturing, nanobiomedicine, and nano-neurology. Keynote presentations are followed by discussion panels.

  • Day 1: Nanobiotechnology and Nanobiomanufacturing
    Nanoscale science and engineering at NSF, Quantum biology and quantum sensing, Synthetic biology, Nanobio architecture, Cell based nanomanufacturing, and Distributed nanomanufacturing systems.
  • Day 2: Nanobiomedicine and Nano-neurology
    Regenerative medicine, Targeted drug delivery, Neuro processes at the nanoscale, Nanoscale phenomena in plant and agricultural systems, Education and infrastructure for nanobio world. Poster sessions with a focus on research and education projects, centers, and partnerships will be held on both days. The conference site is Westin Alexandria Hotel near the NSF building.
  • Live stream of the conference will be available during the event.

Agenda updated September 15, 2023.

Day 1: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Nanobiotechnology and Nanobiomanufacturing

Note: all times are Eastern Time Zone

09:00Poster Session
10:30Welcome: NSF
10:40Mike Roco, NSF
Overview Nanobiology
11:00Session 1. Quantum Biology and Quantum Sensing
12:00Session 2. Synthetic Biology: Biomolecular Computation, Design, and Evolution
13:00Lunch Break
13:30Session 3. Nanobio architecture (multi-scale assembly / bio-inspired assembly)
14:30Session 4. Cell based nanomanufacturing
15:30Break 15'
15:45Session 5. Distributed BIOmanufacturing systems
16:45Day 1 Wrap-up

Day 2: Friday, December 8, 2023

Nanobiomedicine and Nano-neurology

Note: all times are Eastern Time Zone

Pre-Day 2 Poster Session
11:00Session 6. Regenerative medicine
12:00Session 7. Future of nanomedicine: Realizing the potential of targeted drug delivery
13:00Lunch Break
13:30Session 8. Neuro processes at the nanoscale
14:30Session 9. Nanoscale phenomena in plants/agricultural systems
15:30Break 15'
15:45Session 10. Integrating Education and Research in Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
16:50Conference wrap-up