This year Materials Today is sponsoring two awards in the Bioelectronics—Materials, Interfaces, and Applications symposium (SS) at the MRS Spring meeting (April 1–5, 2013), and so we hope that you can make it along.

This symposium will cover the latest developments in this exciting field of research, covering interfacing inorganic materials and biological materials, device engineering, development of biologically based electronic devices to probe biological molecules and living cells, the fundamentals of electron transfer in biomaterials, and bioelectronic theory and modeling.

Two awards will be announced: one poster and one presentation (limited to the non-invited contributions). Both winners will be announced on Thursday, 4th April, at the climax of the symposium.

In addition to a monetary award, the winners will also be invited to take part in the Materials Today Podcast and Blog, so be sure to return to soon to hear from the winners.


Session topics will include:

Bioelectronics materials, devices, and sensors
Cellular bioelectronics
Charge transfer in DNA, proteins, and their synthetic analogs
Electronic properties of biomaterial–inorganic interfaces and electron transfer in these systems
Energy harvesting and transduction with biomaterials and bioelectronic devices
Proton bioelectronics

Invited Speakers Include:

Caroline Ajo-Franklin (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Leslie Dutton (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Charles M. Lieber (Harvard Univ.)
Ron Naaman (Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel)
Shachar Richter (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel)
John Rogers (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Marco Rolandi (Univ. of Washington)
David Waldeck (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Symposium Organizers

Aleksandr Noy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Nurit Ashkenasy (Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev)
Christopher F. Blanford (Univ. of Manchester)
Arash Takshi (Univ. of South Florida)

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