Plenary speakers

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Nancy Allbritton

University of Washington

Talk: Microengineered devices for advancing preclinical and clinical research

Nancy L. Allbritton is the Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Hatice Altug

EPFL, Switzerland

Hatice Altug is a professor of Bioengineering Institute in Ecole Ploytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She is the director of EPFL Photonics Doctoral School. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

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Laura Lechuga

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Talk: Ultrasensitive label-free nanophotonic biosensors for point-of-care diagnosis

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga received her PhD in Chemistry from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1992. She is Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Head of the Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBER-BBN).

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Dae-Hyeong Kim

Seoul National University, South Korea

Samsung Endowed Lecture: Unconventional bioelectronics based on soft materials and wireless technology

Dae-Hyeong Kim obtained B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received Ph. D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2009.

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Molly M. Stevens

Imperial College London, UK

Talk: Designing nanomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing

Molly M. Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine & Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Department of Materials, Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.

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<span id=Luisa Torsi">

Luisa Torsi

University of Bari, Italy

Talk: Label-free ingle-biomarker detection with a wide field device

Luisa Torsi is full professor of Chemistry since 2005 and is the immediate past-president of the European Material Research Society, the largest in its field in Europe. She is the first women to hold this role.

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Invited keynote speakers

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John Brennan

McMaster University, Canada

Talk: Integrating aptamer technology with paper-based point-of-care devices for biomedical monitoring

John Brennan earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 1993. He is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at McMaster University, and Director of the Biointerfaces Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University. Prof. Brennan also holds the Canada Research Chair in Point-of-Care Diagnostics.

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Huan-Tsung Chang

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Talk: Analytical and biomedical applications of fluorescent nanomaterials

Huan-Tsung Chang is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University and Adjunct Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University.

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Peng Chen

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Talk: Graphene quantum dots for biosensing and bioimaging

Dr. Peng Chen
is a professor of bioengineering in School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

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Menno Prins

Menno Prins

Menno Prins received a PhD in physics and worked for nearly 20 years in Philips Research. Since 2014 he is full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Depts. of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics, where he chairs the Molecular Biosensing group (www.tue.nl/mbx).

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Weihong Tan

Weihong Tan

Hunan University, China and University of Florida, USA

Weihong Tan earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Michigan in 1993. In addition to his current position as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Hunan University.

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KiBum Lee

KiBum Lee

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

KiBum Lee is a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, where he has been a faculty since 2008.

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