AIBN to host BioNano leaders at the International Conference on BioNano Innovation

15 Sep 2017

The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) welcomes leading scientists from around the world to the 2017 International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI 2017).

Held on UQ’s St Lucia campus 24 – 27 September 2017, ICBNI 2017 will present the latest advances in the most exciting and commercially-promising area of science and engineering: the interface between the biological and physical sciences at the nanoscale.

The conference will feature nine plenary speakers, including Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, US National Medal of Science recipient Professor Geraldine Richmond, as well as current and former Australians of the Year, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim and Professor Ian Frazer.

There will also be more than forty-five international and Australian keynote speakers covering the latest advances in microelectronics, biologics and other therapeutics, stem cell therapies, drug delivery, advanced diagnostics tools, nanocomposites, and more.

“Science and technology at the Bio-Nano Interface is delivering not only new understanding of our world, but is being translated into valuable products in a vast array of areas,” says AIBN Professor Andrew Whittaker, who is co-convenor of this years’ ICBNI along with AIBN Professor Steve Mahler.

“The research presented at this four day conference will be applied and translational in nature, with a particular focus on the path from invention to commercial realisation. As such, it will be of interest to diverse audiences across academia, industry, and government.”

More than 400 attendees from around the world are expected to attend the conference, presenting an excellent opportunity for networking while learning about the latest scientific trends.

AIBN's hosting of this premier international conference reflects the Institute’s commitment to incubate translational science, by bringing the brightest minds together to exchange ideas and foster scientific collaborations.

Full conference details are available at Registrations are still open.

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