cecam-Workshop on Nanofluidics in Physics and Biology
Oct 29-31, 2014 Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire, Lausanne
Flows of molecules at the nanometers scale play an important role in many biological, chemical and physical systems and have important applications in the near future. Nanofluidics is a very active topic of research and attracts different fields from biology, physics, chemistry to engineering.
Ions and macromolecules are transported across lipid membranes by highly selective nanoscale protein channels. The study of these processes and their imitation in artificial structures, fabricated by chemical synthesis or micro-fabrication, offers many opportunities for applications in ultrasensitive detection of molecules : rapid sequencing of DNA or RNA, studies of conformation (secondary structure of RNA, protein folding), or molecular interaction between proteins or between proteins and nucleic acids. The integration of channels and pores in the nanometer micro-fluidic devices or on deposited lipid bilayers on solid surfaces leads to the creation of new bio-sensors.
see Program here: http://www.cecam.org/workshop-2-975.html