Science@theInterface 2016
Bioelectrics and Electroceuticals
Friday, June 17, 2016

Gordon Center

The annual Science@theInterface Symposium, organized by Professor Bozhi Tian, of the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at The University of Chicago and held at Donnelley Biological Sciences Learning Center on UChicago's Hyde Park campus, highlights a frontier area of interdisciplinary research each year, with this year's theme being “Bioelectrics and Electroceuticals”. Our goal with these symposia is to focus on research at the interface between the biological and physical sciences, featuring leaders from the national and international scientific communities.

The meeting will feature 7 talks in two sessions, with a reception following in the BSLC Lobby; schedule below

Morning Session
9:10 Professor Charles M. Lieber
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Nanoelectronic Tools for Brain Science

9:55 Dr. Aleksandr Noy
Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Carbon Nanotube Porins: Biomimetic Membrane Channels for Nanofluidics and Bioelectronics

10:40 Break 11:00 Rama Ranganathan
Green Center for Systems Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The Evolutionary “Design” of Proteins

11:45 Lunch
1:00 Professor Sliman Bensmaia
Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Biological and Bionic Hands: Natural Neural Coding and Artifical Perception

1:45 Ada S. Poon
Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Wireless Bioelectronics

2:30 Break
3:00 Professor Brian Litt
Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Engineering Neurodevices: A Clinician-Scientist’s Perspective

3:45 Professor Bozhi Tian
Chemistry, University of Chicago
Silicon-based Materials for Subcellular Bioelectric Interfaces

4:30 Reception