Spring 2020 NANOFANS Webinar Series: “Nanotechnology in Infectious Diseases (Diagnostics/Therapeutics)”
May 1-27, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)
Spring 2020 NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio- Systems) program will be offered in a weekly webinar format during the month of May. The focus of this event will be “Nanotechnology in Infectious Diseases (Diagnostics/Therapeutics).”
In the current global pandemic situation, infectious diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with viruses such as, ebola, SARS-Cov, SARS-Cov-2 in particular, making global impact on healthcare and socio-economic development. The rapid development of drug resistance to currently available therapies and associated side effects leads to serious public health concern; hence, devising novel treatment strategies is of paramount importance. The application of nanotechnology in infectious diseases is fast-revolutionizing the biomedical field and the healthcare sector and has a potential to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.
May 1: Aniruddh Sarkar, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Microscale Tools for Biomarker Discovery and Electronic Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases”
May 6: Philip Santangelo, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “RNA-based Drugs for Treating Influenza and SARS-CoV-2”
May 13: Gabe Kwong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Point-of-Care Diagnostics via DNA-Based Isothermal Amplification and Paper Test”
May 20: Susan Thomas, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Engineered Biomaterials Reveal Viral Immunity Mechanisms and Augment Therapy”
May 27: M.G. Finn, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Virus-Like Particle Approaches to Coronavirus Diagnostics and Vaccines”
Please click the link: https://tinyurl.com/spring2020nanofansforum to learn more about the webinar dates, read the talk abstracts & speaker bios, and register to attend.
Meeting URLs will be provided to all those registered prior to the event.
You are cordially invited!