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An online discussion with nanotechnology experts
Dr. Richard Siegel, Dr. James Baker and Dr. Jeffery Schloss


When: January 12, 2005, 10 a.m. - 12 noon ET
Where: Online at

Discussion Participants:

Featured expert Dr. Richard Siegel, Director of the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, also serves on the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. His research focuses on the creation of nanoscale building blocks, especially inorganic nanoparticles, and their directed assembly into useful materials and devices.

Featured expert Dr. James Baker, Jr. established the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology (CBN) at the University of Michigan, which seeks to apply nanotechnology to solve biological problems of medical interest. Current projects at CBN include the development of new therapeutics for cancer based on dendrimers and the investigation of measures to counter biological warfare and terrorism, among others.

As the Program Director for technology development with the National Human Genome Research Institute, featured expert Dr. Jeffery Schloss coordinates the development of nanotechnology strategy for the National Institutes of Health. Schloss is also a member of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Phillip Szuromi, Supervisory Senior Editor at Science.

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  • Nanotechnology Seminar at the AAAS Annual Meeting - As the field of nanotechnology continues to grow, so do the possibilities. The Nanotechnology Seminar at the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2005 will examine areas where research is opening exciting, new potential applications. Entire systems of nanosized components to enable mechanical, electrical and chemical functions are being designed and tested. The intersection of chemistry, physics and biology at the nanoscale could lead to revolutionary approaches for medical diagnoses and treatment of disease, energy production and computing. This one and a half day seminar brings together leading researchers from the diverse scientific disciplines that comprise this rapidly advancing field.

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  • EurekAlert! Nanotechnology Portal - The Nanotechnology Portal on EurekAlert! features the latest news, research papers, background material and other resources related to nanotechnology. EurekAlert! is the editorially independent science news service of AAAS.