6th Annual AD&T Symposium: Nano Research for the Biosciences

All are invited to participate in the 6th Annual AD&T Symposium on March 6, 2018, in McCourtney Hall. This year’s symposium will focus on Nano Research of the Biosciences

Our keynote speaker this year is Paul Weiss, Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Material Science & Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prof. Weiss leads an interdisciplinary research group whose work focuses on the atomic-scale chemical, physical, optical, mechanical and electronic properties of surfaces and supramolecular assemblies. He and his students have developed new techniques to expand the applicability and chemical specificity of scanning probe microscopies, and have applied these and other tools to the study of catalysis, self- and directed assembly, physical models of biological systems, and molecular and nano-scale electronics. 


8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments

9:15 a.m. Welcome, Paul Bohn, Director

9:30 a.m. Microfluidic Circulatory System for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Abraham Lee, William J. Link Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

10:15 a.m. Nanoallergens, A Diagnostic Platform for Food and Drug Allergies, Aid in Inhibitor Development, Basar Bilgicer, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame

10:50 a.m. Break

11:05 a.m. Infrared Chemical Imaging for All-Digital Molecular Histopathology, Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering and Director, Cancer Center at Illinois, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

11:50 a.m. Reading the Primary Structure of Single Protein Molecules with a Sub-nanometer Diameter Pore to Diagnose Antibiotic Resistance, Gregory Timp, Keough-Hesburgh Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

12:25 p.m. Lunch

1:25 p.m. Nanotechnology Approaches to Biological Heterogeneity and Cellular TherapiesPaul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor, Departments Chemistry and Biochemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles

2:25 p.m. Studies on Bacterial Peptides Reveal New Avenues for Treating Infectious Disease, Shaun Lee, Monahan Family Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

3:00 p.m. Poster Session and Refreshments

4:00 p.m. End

The symposium will be held in the lower level of McCourtney (with lunch on the 1st floor). No pre-registration is required.

For more information on AD&T and the symposium, please visit or call (574) 631-7385.


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