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Satellite Workshop - CNBMT10

3rd Carbon Nanotube in Biology, Medicine and Toxicology Satellite Symposium 2010

27 June 2010, Montreal, Canada

Final Program (download .doc version)

Please upload your abstracts as soon as possible to http://nt10.org/abstracts_e.html and select CNBMT10 as the subject category.

(Please note that only the “poster” category can still be selected on the abstract web page. Therefore if you wish to have your abstract considered for "late news" oral contribution session, please contact CNBMT10 organizers directly.)

Scope: The 3rd Carbon Nanotube in Biology, Medicine & Toxicology Symposium aims to serve this particular area of nanotube research and development that holds tremendous interest and potential. The CNBMT Satellite Symposium will focus on the interaction of nanotubes with cells and tissues in vitro and in vivo, and explore specific applications of nanotubes in the biomedical field. We will highlight the correlation between the specific characteristics of carbon nanomaterials (method of synthesis and manufacturing, purity, type of surface functionalization) and their biological effect in various model systems (immortalized or primary cells, in vivo models). Great emphasis will be placed in determining the therapeutic and diagnostic potential of carbon nanotubes and the challenges ahead. Morerover, particular attention will be placed on attempts to understand the toxicological and environmental risks posed by use of carbon nanotubes.

Objectives: To open a dialogue between scientists developing carbon nanotubes regulatory authorities, the environmental and public health community in order to help determine the potential risks associated with carbon nanotube applications. Moreover, open a dialog among the international carbon nanotube scientific community, the companies and investors interested in nanotube science and technology, and the biological and biomedical community that will be the end users of carbon nanotube technologies.

Structure of the Meeting: This year we aim for a one-day Symposium that will take place on Sunday, June 27th, during the first two days of the “Eleventh International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes - NT10"  before the general session of NT10 (June 29th to July 2nd 2010). Please check www.nt10.org for further details. Both the CNBMT10 and the NT10 will take place at the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Canada. The program will compose of invited lectures, talks selected from submitted abstracts and poster presentations addressing the critical questions in the development of carbon nanotubes in biology, medicine and toxicology.

The CNBMT10 Satellite meeting will take place simultaneously with three other NT10 Satellite Symposia, on the following focused topics of particular interest:
"Computational Challenges and Tools for Nanotubes - CCTN10"
"Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality of Nanotubes – MSNI10"
''1st Graphene Satellite Symposium - GSS10''

Contributed Talk and Posters: There will be a limited number of spots made available to contributed presentations at MSIN10. The organizers would like to invite all those interested in making a presentation related to the scope and themes identified above to submit an abstract through the main NT10 web site (see:  http://nt10.org/abstracts_e.html  for abstract submission details). 

When submitting your abstract, please select “CNBMT10” from the topic list provided.  All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee and ranked according to their scientific merit and relevance to the goals of the workshop.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted.

Location / Date / Registration Details: The CNBMT10  workshop will be held on Sunday June 27, 2010 in the Hilton Bonaventure Montréal (room to be determined) as a satellite meeting of the NT10: 11th International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes in Montreal, Canada. Attendance is open to all registered NT10 conference registrants at no additional cost. (See http://nt10.org/registration_e.html).


Confirmed invited speakers:

Professor Alexander Star (Departments of Chemistry and
Environmental & Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh)

Professor Michael Strano (Department of Chemical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Professor Eisei Noiri (Department of Hemodialysis and Apheresis,
University Hospital, University of Tokyo)

Professor Marianna Foldvari, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Canada

Lecturer Alexandra Porter, Imperial College London, UK

Organizers / Contact Information

Alberto Bianco, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, CNRS, France, a.bianco@ibmc-cnrs.unistra.fr,

Emmanuel Flahaut, Université Paul Sabatier, CNRS, France, flahaut@chimie.ups-tlse.fr

Marianna Foldvari, School of Pharmacy,University of Waterloo, foldvari@uwaterloo.ca

Kostas Kostarelos, The School of Pharmacy, University of London,  kostas.kostarelos@pharmacy.ac.uk

Masako Yudasaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan,  m-yudasaka@aist.go.jp

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