NanoSAFE at West Virginia University will host the 2014 Bioelectronics and Biosensing International Symposium April 27-28, at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, W.Va.

The symposium will focus on the applied science and engineering behind the development of field‐deployable biosensors that can monitor, in real‐time, the presence of specific heavy metals, pathogens and other environmental threats.

The event will feature biosensing experts from around the world and student researchers. Faculty with complementary expertise will discuss new platforms for integrated devices and investigate potential solutions for several fundamental science and engineering problems, including the interconnections between sensor elements and underlying chip architecture; developing microfluidic devices with downstream nanosensors; and integrating viable cells into a microfluidic chip where metabolism will be measured using calibrated nanosensors. This symposium will highlight efforts to understand the fundamental electronic properties of biomolecules and exploit them in novel device architectures.

Additional highlights for the event include student team-building experiences and an informational session on how to build collaborations with industry. There will also be social opportunities for informal discussions so participants can establish collaborations and interactions in this burgeoning interdisciplinary field.

Interested students and researchers are encouraged to attend this event. More information about the event and registration are available at



CONTACT: Kimberly Quedado, NanoSAFE Education Coordinator

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