Bio|Nano|Med conference draws 120 to CUNY ASRC

Joanna Aizenberg, David L. Kaplan, Joel Schneider and Rui L. Ruis were amongst the keynote speakers featured at the Bio|Nano|Med conference, organized by the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative on June 23 and 24 in the ASRC Auditorium.

The event, the latest in the initiative’s Nanoscience NY series, highlighted groundbreaking research in a number of fields related to biomedical applications of nanotechnology. One of the aims of the conference was to bring New York’s biomedical and nano/engineering communities together and provide a forum to initiate new collaborations.

“I’m thrilled with our latest conference and the sheer quality of research that was presented over both days,” said Rein V. Ulijn, Director of the Nanoscience Initiative. “The presentations covered a wide array of the research and it was clear to see that many new collaborations were discussed. We were particularly impressed by the contributed presentations and posters which provided a wonderful outlet for the younger attendees to show off their research.”

In addition to the keynote talks by Aizenberg (Harvard University), Kaplan (Tufts University), Schneider (National Cancer Institute) and Reis (University of Minho, Portugal), the 120-person audience heard presentations from Michelle Bradbury of the Sloan Kettering Institute of Cancer Research and Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Duncan Graham and Gail McConnell, both of the University of Strathclyde, UK.

The two-day symposium also included a poster session on the ASRC’s ground floor. The poster prize winner was Thomas V Galassi from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering.


About the ASRC: The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is a University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. Led by Dr. Gillian Small, Vice Chancellor for Research and the ASRC’s executive director, the center is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture. Researchers from each of the initiatives work side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. Funding for the ASRC from New York State is gratefully acknowledged.