Current Protocols and Thermo Scientific are proud to present a Free Webinar: Nanoparticle fabrication and characterization for biomedical research applications.
Nanotechnology refers to a field of applied science and technology that involves materials and devices that are typically smaller than 200 nanometers (nm) in diameter – nanoparticles. The combination of nanotechnology and biomedical sciences can lead to novel therapies such as targeted drug delivery, gene therapy, as well as diagnostics (new biomedical devices and biomarkers).
What will you learn?
- What nanoparticles are and why they are interesting in life science research
- Considerations for synthesizing and characterizing nanoparticles
- Safety and toxicity considerations
- Methods for functionalizing nanoparticles for biomedical research applications
- Discussion of applications of nanoparticles in treating diseases such as cancer
Who should attend?
- Bench scientists who need to become knowledgeable about methods for characterizing nanoparticles
- Researchers who may want to incorporate nanoparticle approaches into their studies
- Students and researchers who want to learn about functionalizing nanoparticles
- Anyone interested in translating the basic science of nanotechnology research into clinical applications
Who is presenting?
Dr. Jennifer Grossman is a Scientist at the National Cancer Institute’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory and will give an overview on nanoparticles – what they’re made of, their interesting properties and limitations – as well as discuss methods for characterizing and quantifying these particles.
Dr. Pascale Leroueil is the Scientific Program Manager for the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences and will describe some biomedical applications of nanoparticles.
Find out more and register here.