First Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly, and Nanobiotechnology Applications

Organizing Institutes:  The Ohio State University;  Center for RNA Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
Date:  August. 16-19th, 2017;        Location:  Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH, USA

We are pleased to announce the First Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly, and Nanobiotechnology Applications to be held August 16-19, 2017 at the Fawcett Center near the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, USA. We have invited some of the leading scientists and engineers working in the diverse fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, microbiology, cell biology, materials, and nanotechnology to participate.

Due to the great potential in the application of biomotors and viral components in nanotechnology, one motivation of organizing this conference is to promote the participation of more bioscientists into the field of nanobiotechnology.  Our cross-disiplinary approach to virus assembly, biomotor, and nanobiotechnology research is designed to foster collaborations among scientists.

conference chair Dr. Peixuan Guo
Conference Chair
Peixuan Guo

Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery;
Director of Center for RNA Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine;
President of International Society of RNA Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine;
Professor of College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine;
Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI);
The Ohio State University, USA

Ian J. Molineux
Ian J. Molineux

College of Natural Sciences;
University of Texas at Austin

Ian Grainge
Ian Grainge

Associate Professor;
School of Environmental and
Life Sciences;
The University of Newcastle

Organizers and Scientific Program Committee:

Stephen Kowalczykowski                                              Ian J. Molineux                                Wah Chiu
Professor, Member of National Academy of Sciences                   Professor                                                        Professor, Member of National Academy of Sciences
University of California at Davis, USA                                                University of Texas at Austin, USA             Stanford University, USA

Xing-Jie Liang                                                                   Hiroyuki Noji                                   Nils Walter
Professor                                                                                                Professor                                                        Professor
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS, China     University of Tokyo, Japan                          University of Michigan, USA

Yizhou Dong                                                                    Ian Grainge                                      Christophe Lavelle
Assistant Professor;                                                                              Associate Professor                                      Research Scientist
The Ohio State University, USA                                                           The University of Newcastle, Australia      CNRS & Sorbonne Universities at Paris, France

Keynote speakers (listed in no particular order)

Speakers and Session Chairs (listed in no particular order)

Due to the crowdedness of the conference, some session chairs will present their work in the “Invited Speakers and Section Chair Expansion Window” at the Poster Section, instead of speaking orally.

                                             Local host chair: Farzin Haque, Ph.D.
                                                                                              Director of Research, P&Z Biological Technology

                                                         co-chairs: Congcong Xu
                                                                                              Research Assistant, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University

                                                                           Jianhua Yu, Ph.D.
                                                                                              Associate Professor, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University


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