Nanotechnology in Infectious Diseases (Diagnostics/Therapeutics)” 

May 1-27, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

Spring 2020 NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio- Systems) program will be offered in a weekly webinar format during the month of May. The focus of this event will be Nanotechnology in Infectious Diseases (Diagnostics/Therapeutics).”

In the current global pandemic situation, infectious diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with viruses such as, ebola, SARS-Cov, SARS-Cov-2 in particular, making global impact on healthcare and socio-economic development. The rapid development of drug resistance to currently available therapies and associated side effects leads to serious public health concern; hence, devising novel treatment strategies is of paramount importance. The application of nanotechnology in infectious diseases is fast-revolutionizing the biomedical field and the healthcare sector and has a potential to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. 


Event Speakers:

May 1:    Aniruddh Sarkar, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Microscale Tools for Biomarker Discovery and Electronic Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases”

May 6:    Philip Santangelo, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “RNA-based Drugs for Treating Influenza and SARS-CoV-2”

May 13:  Gabe Kwong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Point-of-Care Diagnostics via DNA-Based Isothermal Amplification and Paper Test”

May 20:  Susan Thomas, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Engineered Biomaterials Reveal Viral Immunity Mechanisms and Augment Therapy”

May 27:  M.G. Finn, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Georgia Institute of Technology | “Virus-Like Particle Approaches to Coronavirus Diagnostics and Vaccines”

Please click the link: to learn more about the webinar dates, read the talk abstracts & speaker bios, and register to attend.

Meeting URLs will be provided to all those registered prior to the event. 

You are cordially invited!