Belarusian Research Organizations are Invited to Take Part in NanoBiotechnologies Workshop

On 27-29 November 2006, for the first time ever in Russia there will be held a seminar on nanobiotechnology. The organizers of the event are: the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Center for Advanced Studies of Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Saint-Petersburg State University, Technology and Design Science and Education Complex "Saint-Petersburg Physico-Technical Science and Education Center of Russian Academy of Science", Center of Microtechnology and Diagnostics of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russian Science Council "Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters", Austrian - Russian Working Group on Innovation Cooperation in the Industry and Science, Research Institute for Materials (St-Petersburg) The sponsors are: the Federal Agency on Science and Innovations, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Saint-Petersburg City Government Federal and Regional Programs Foundation.

The aim of this workshop is to set the discussion between biologists, physicists, computer scientists and engineers, traditionally divided groups, and bridge the gap between materials science and life science. Issues on cooperation for prospective participation in the EU’s 7th Framework Programme and grants from the National Health Institute (USA).

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Artificial Nanostructures
  • Nanocarbon
  • Energy Nanomaterials
  • Systems Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Nanobionics
  • Nanodesign
  • Regulatory and Signaling Networks
  • Noise in Biological Systems
  • Integrative Data and Text Mining Approaches
  • Signal Processing
  • Nanodiagnostics
  • Nanobiosensors
  • Nanobiotech risks assessment for human health and environment
  • Nanobiotech Education and Industrial Innovation

Besides, the framework of the seminar is to comprise a few satellite meetings, in particular, a round-table meeting "Problems of Application of Nanotechnologies and Nanobiotechnologies in the High-Tech Industry of Saint-Petersburg".

Important dates (deadlines):
Abstracts due: October 19, 2006
Notification to authors: October 23, 2006
Registration deadline: October 27, 2006

More information on the participation terms and conditions is available on web site or from the Local Organizing Committee of NanoBio'2006. (Center for Advanced Studies of Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University 29 Polytechnicheskaya st., 195251 St. Petersburg, Russia; tel.: +7 (812) 534 95 13; fax: +7 (812) 297 20 88; e-mail: