February 20, 2012
Health Sciences Campus, Kochi
Close on the heels of two successful international conferences organized at the Amritapuri campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, comes another high-profile international conference; this one at the Health Sciences campus in Kochi.
Hosted by the Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), the conference will bring together renowned experts from USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.
NANOBIO 2012 will showcase advanced research conducted at this Amrita Center as well as nanotech innovations from all around the world in the bio-medical interface.
“We will be launching a new Amrita nanomedicine for the treatment of brain tumors at the conference,” shared Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, Director, ACNSMM.
“We will also introduce new technologies for implants which can potentially change the way patients are currently treated,” he added.
Amrita will unveil a MoU with Nanobiosym, USA for the development of more nanotech products. Dr. Anita Goel, the company’s CEO, will be in attendance.
Another CEO at the conference will be Dr. Ivo Timmermans of Nano4therapy from Netherlands; this company will also launch new products at the conference.
Technology leaders including Neil Desai from Abraxis, USA will present the latest applications strategies being explored.
This international conference will be chaired by Dr. Tony Mikos, Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University, USA, a recent inductee into the American Academy of Engineering.
Nearly 200 research scholars will present selected posters. Post a peer review process, the conference proceedings will be published in top international journals viz. Tissue Engineering and Nanomedicine. These two journals have impact factors of 4.64 and 4.882 respectively.
This three-day conference will be followed by a one-day international workshop highlighting the potential of nanotechnology in solar and energy storage applications.
The workshop will also see the launch of an Amrita product based on integrated supercapacitors to enhance energy storage applications.
Dr. Andreas Hinsch from Fronhauffer Institute in Germany, considered a leader in dye-sensitized solar cells will attend as also Dr G. Sundararajan who heads the Technology Applications of India’s National Solar Mission.