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Nanoweek Conference 2011 - Nanotechnology: Research Excellence & Commercial Opportunities.

Monday, 31 January 2011

The Nanoweek Conference took place on the 31st Jan and 1st Feb in Carton House Maynooth. INSPIRE BioNano was represented by several oral and poster presentations.  

Miguel Cavadas, a student visiting UCD from the University of Lisbon who was working with an INSPIRE-funded postdoctoral research fellow (Marco Monopoli), won the 1st prize for the poster entitled "Malaria Nanodiagnostics: antibody-gold nanoparticle conjugates for malaria antigen detection".

October 2010: INSPIRE BioNano Postdoctoral/Postgraduate Research Workshop

In October 2010 the first National Postdoctoral/Postgraduate Research Workshop was held in UCD. The event was aimed at building on the success of the 1st International INSPIRE BioNano Conference in October 2009, but was specifically targeted at the national community of early stage (PhD) and experienced (postdoctoral) researchers within Ireland. It was felt that the researchers themselves should develop a sense of identity within the INSPIRE framework and so the event organisation was co-ordinated by a committee of the researchers themselves.

The two day event featured oral and poster presentations from researchers around the country under the themes of:

  • Nanosensing and nanodiagnostics
  • Nanobiomaterials and regenerative medicine
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanosafety