Joint Symposium on Nano-scale Research into Biosensors, Biomaterials, and Nanotoxicology

Joint Symposium on Nano-scale Research into Biosensors, Biomaterials, and Nanotoxicology

CNSI, UCLA – ASMeW, Waseda University, Tokyo

Location: The California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

Sensors and Electronics - March 5th
Biomaterials and Medicine - March 6th

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On March 5 and 6, the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA will hold a joint symposium with the Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care (ASMeW) at Waseda University of Tokyo, Japan, on nano-scale research into biosenors, biomaterials, and nanotoxicology. Specific topics will include on-chip sensor devices for medical care and the risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles. These topics represent the research strengths of both institutions, and will be the basis for future collaborations in the biomedical area.

The symposium will be held in the auditorium of the new CNSI building at UCLA. This 188,000-square-foot facility located in the center of the campus is dedicated entirely to basic and applied nano-scale research in medicine, engineering, and the physical and life sciences.

This Symposium represents a commitment by both ASMeW and CNSI to the dissemination of their research findings to international audiences. It is also the highlight of a year long celebration marking the 125^th year of the founding of Waseda University.

Waseda University was founded in 1882 and has since become the top private university in Japan. ASMeW was established in 2004 by the Japanese government as a Super Center of Excellence to carry out cutting-edge research in the biomedical, life science, and health care fields. It incorporates the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and a Strategic Management Center for the governing of medical and science research. It will soon occupy a new research facility formally affiliated with the Tokyo Women's Medical University.

Professor Leonard H. Rome
Interim Director of CNSI, will serve as UCLA faculty sponsor for the symposium.