18 July 2012

The UQ Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology welcomes leading academics from around the world to its first International Conference on BioNano Innovation in July.

Among the conference’s plenary speakers will be President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Chunli Bai.

Other speakers include Lockheed Martin’s Travis Earles; University of Toronto’s Professor Peter Zandstra; CSIRO's Dr Ezio Rizzardo; and Harvard University’s Dr Kenneth Chien.

The conference will run from July 18-20 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and cover topics such as vaccines, polymer nanostructures, nanomaterials, regenerative medicines and synthetic biology.

Conference convenor and AIBN Group Leader Professor Matt Trau said international experts in the field would gather in Brisbane for the event.

The conference aims to connect scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs in the rapidly-expanding areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.

“The intersection of biology with nanoscience and nanotechnology represents one of the most exciting wellsprings of scientific innovation,” Prof Trau said.

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Media: Erik de Wit (0427 281 466, 3346 3962 or e.dewit@uq.edu.au)