The Joint Symposium of 9th International Symposium on Medical, Bio- and Nano-Electronics, 6th International Workshop on Nanostructures & Nanoelectronics

The 9th International Symposium on Medical, Bio- and Nano-Electronics and the 6th International Workshop on Nanostructures & Nanoelectronics was jointly held on March 2-4, 2015, at the conference room in the Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics Building. A total of 136 participants gathered from US, Canada, Germany, UK, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan for 21 invited talks and 19 poster presentations.

In a session on nanostructures and their applications, recent topics including nanotubes and nanocarbons were actively discussed, from their fabrication and characterization to device applications such as solar cells and gas sensors. In a session on biomedical electronics, talks were given on various applications of nanofabrication to biomedical research. Notable was the broadness of the topics – biosensors based on ion channel proteins incorporated in a lipid bilayer, fabrication of cell networks on solid substrates, ultrasound imaging, cutting-edge chemical biology, etc. – making us confident that this interdisciplinary field will keep on growing and developing.

Fruitful discussions were held across the multiple disciplines of the participants, such as nanoelectronics and biotechnology. These types of interactions will no doubt drive future breakthroughs. (Michio Niwano)

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