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Next Generation Tools for DNA Diagnostics

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!!! Deadline for the poster abstract submission has been extended to Monday 16th February 2015

!!! Pleased to announce that the workshop programme is now available online 

Join us for an exciting one-day workshop on 'Next Generation Tools for DNA Diagnostics' hosted by the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine (DIPM), in conjunction with BBSRC. This will take place in the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland on Thursday 26th February 2015 from 9 am to 17.30 pm together with an evening reception.

This one day meeting is located at the interface of physical, chemical and life sciences. It will focus on next generation tools based on electrochemistry, which play a strong role in DNA sensing and sequencing, and the novel opportunities arising in conjunction with greater understanding of DNA nanotechnology. It is for delegates from both academia and industry to hear and discuss opportunities arising from the convergence of DNA nanotechnology and electrochemistry to make an impact in healthcare.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Radenovic

Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic

(EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland), 

Nanopores in 2D Materials

Dr Keyser

Dr Ulrich F. Keyser

(University of Cambridge, UK), 

DNA Origami Nanopores: Developments and Challenges

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Elena Ferapontova, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Prof. Philip Bartlett, University of Southampton, UK
  • Prof. Arben Merko çi, the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain
  • Dr Giampaolo Zuccheri, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dr Damion Corrigan, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Pedro Estrela, University of Bath, UK
  • Dr Benoît Limoges, Paris Diderot University, France
  • Dr Ulrich Rant, Dynamic Biosensors, Germany
  • Dr Hugh Ilyine, DestiNA Genomics, UK
  • Dr Barrie Marsh, Atlas Genetics, UK

Call for Posters

The NEW closing date for abstract submission is Monday 16th February 2015 at 5 pm. Please note that students will receive free registration upon acceptance of their abstract.

For further information on registration and abstract submission, please visit the workshop website at:


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