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Biointerface Science (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar


May 19-20, 2012


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland


Jonathan J. Phillips

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Biointerface Science is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Biointerface science is, by definition, highly interdisciplinary and this GRS meeting will bring together an international group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of multiple fields of specialization. There will be opportunities to present formally in oral and poster sessions and to engage in vibrant open discussion in an environment specifically tailored to foster links between researchers of diverse skillsets. The scientific sessions will focus on advances in research and the development of applications in synthetic surfaces, biolubrication, biofilms, surface-adhesion, membrane-associated systems and at bio-organic and bio-inorganic interfaces.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Biointerface Science" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmThe Lipid Interface: Biomimetics in vitro
Discussion Leader: Eva-Kathrin Sinner (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmMatthew Poyton (Texas A&M University, US)
"Investigating the Interactions of Arginine Containing Peptides with Anionic Supported Lipid Bilayers"
3:30 pm - 3:35 pmDiscussion
3:35 pm - 3:50 pmMeenakshi Dutt (Rutgers University, US)
"Designing Lipid-Functionalized Nanotube Hybrid Structures: Via Self-assembly and Spontaneous Insertion"
3:50 pm - 3:55 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session I
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmThe Lipid Interface: Towards in vivo
Discussion Leader: Eva-Kathrin Sinner (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmDong Woog Lee (University of California, Santa Barbara, US)
"Rheology and Interaction Forces Between Myelin Bilayers in Myelin Basic Protein Solutions Using Surface Force Apparatus (SFA)"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmGregory Hardy (Duke University, US)
"Visualizing Lipid Reactivity of HIV-1 Antigen and Neutralizing Antibodies Using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmKeynote Lecture
6:30 pm - 7:15 pmAshutosh Chilkoti (Duke University, US)
"Academia: How to get a job, how to survive and how to prosper"
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amSensors and Devices
Discussion Leader: Ryan Hill (Duke University, US)
9:00 am - 9:20 amTao Chen (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
"Polymer Brushes as Nanoparticle Motor Arrays"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAshley Driscoll (University of Wyoming, US)
"Modeling of Single Particle Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Bioassays"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAndreas Dahlin (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
"Electrochemical Plasmonic Sensors"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amDenis Dorokhin (Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
"Probing Molecular Interferences in Antibody-Antigen Interactions by Magnetic Force Immunoassay"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmBiointegration and Medicine
Discussion Leader: Katharina Maniura (EMPA, Switzerland)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmYeongseon Jang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
"Functionalized Layer-by-Layer (LbL) Polymer Films for Controlling Adhesion of Human Breast Cancer Cells"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmLeonid Ionov (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany)
"Soft Microorigami: Self-Folding Polymer Films"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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