Spring 2020 NANOFANS Forum: “Point-of-Care Diagnostics via DNA-Based Isothermal Amplification and Paper Test”

May 13, 2020 11:00AM—12:00PM




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).” Needless to say 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. We are fortunate to have Georgia Tech faculty members, Dr. Aniruddh Sarkar (Professor of Biomedical Engineering), Dr. Philip Santangelo (Professor of Biomedical Engineering), Dr. Gabe Kwong (Professor of Biomedical Engineering), Dr. Susan Thomas (Professor of Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. M.G. Finn (Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry) speak to us on their current research topics in the area of “Nanotechnology in Infectious Diseases (Diagnostics/Therapeutics).” 

Please click the link: https://tinyurl.com/spring2020nanofansforum to know more about the webinar dates, talk abstracts, speaker bios, and registration. Meeting URL will be sent to all those registered prior to the event. You are cordially invited!

May 1 – “Microscale Tools for Biomarker Discovery and Electronic Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases”
Prof. Aniruddh Sarkar (BME)

May 6 – “RNA-based Drugs for Treating Influenza and SARS-CoV-2”
Prof. Philip Santangelo (BME)

May 13 – “Point-of-Care Diagnostics via DNA-Based Isothermal Amplification and Paper Test”
Prof. Gabe Kwong (BME / IEN)

May 20 – “Engineered Biomaterials Reveal Viral Immunity Mechanisms and Augment Therapy”
Prof. Susan Thomas (ME / IBB)

May 27 – “Virus-Like Particle Approaches to Coronavirus Diagnostics and Vaccines”
Prof. M.G. Finn (Chem. & Biochem.)