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BioNano Innovation International Conference - Brisbane

09:00 AM - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The 1st International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI) will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Grey Street from Wednesday 18 July through to Friday 20 July 2012.

The intersection of Biology with Nanoscience and Nanotechnology currently represents one of the most exciting wellsprings of scientific innovation. The 1st International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI) provides a wonderful multi-disciplinary forum to connect scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs in this rapidly expanding area.

The conference will feature an exciting list of International leaders and experts in this field. As well as Plenary and Keynote sessions, the conference will host five parallel symposia on: Nanostructured Polymers, Vaccines, Functional Nanomaterials and Nanosystems, Regenerative Medicine, and Synthetic Biology. To encourage young researchers in this field, the conference will also hold a special symposium for Early Career researchers (the BioNano ECR symposium).

Abstract Submissions have opened

The deadline is Friday, 25 May 2012.

For more information on ICBNI, please visit:


International Plenary Speakers

Professor Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Travis Earles, Lockheed Martin, USA

Professor Peter Zandstra, University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Kevin Kendall, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr Kenneth Chien, Harvard University

Conference Topics


Co-Chairs: Professor Anton Middelberg and Professor Mark Kendall:

Vaccine Development

Translation of Vaccines

Vaccine Bioprocessing

Virus-like particle Vaccines

Animal Vaccines

Polymer Nanostructures

Co -Chairs Professors Michael Monteiro and Andrew Whittaker:

Synthesis and characterisation of nanostructured polymers

Polymers for medicine

Polymers for tissue regeneration

Polymers for energy and information technology

Polymeric drug delivery systems


Co-Chair Professors Michael Yu and Ajayan Vinu:

Synthesis and characterisation of nano-materials and nanoporous materials

Functionalisation of nanocrystals, nanoparticles, and nanoporous materials

Nanosystems for biological and medical applications

Nanomaterials for target delivery, sensing, diagnostics,  and imaging

Nanosystems for sustainable and clean energy

Nanosystems for environment protection

Regenerative Medicine

Co-Chair Professors Justin Cooper-White and Ernst Wolvetang:

Adult stem cells

Pluripotent stem cells

Tissue Engineering

Advanced biomaterial systems for stem cell culture and tissue genesis

Microbioreactors and microdevice platforms 

Clinical translation

Synthetic Biology

           Co-Chairs: Professor Peter Gray and Kirill Alexandrov and Dr Trent Munro