Similar to the microfabrication technologies that have revolutionized the electronics industry, nanotechnologies are now poised to revolutionize the biotechnology and biomedical fields. As established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, nanotechnology is simply defined as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers, suggesting the importance of quantum mechanics as a principle that may well yield critical insights into biological systems in relation to disease control, epigenetics and longevity.
The innovative applications of bionanotechnologies and nanomaterials in bioanalysis and biomedicine, including signaling elements, imaging probes and drug delivery carriers will be presented. Comments will be based on Dr Tan's own work in the design and development of novel nanomaterials, bioconjugation methods, and the molecular engineering of DNA probes. He will close with a discussion of the exciting opportunities and challenges provided by biotechnology at the forefront of biomedicine and bioanalysis.
|Date||30 April 2013 (Tuesday)|
|Time||11:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|Language||English supplemented with Putonghua|
|Venue||Dr. & Mrs. Hung Hin Shiu Lecture Hall (SCM 012)
G/F, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building
7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
|Facilitator||Prof. Aiping LU|
Dean, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
|Sponsored by||Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation|
|Address||4/F, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building, 7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.|
|Enquiries||(852) 3411 5387|
|Facsimile||(852) 3411 2902|