The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information in the emerging research area of biological materials, especially whole cells, used to produce molecular-scale machines. Some topics to be covered include:
- Using bacteria and biotechnology to manufacture microscopic electronic devices
- Developing interfaces between biological materials and nano-structures for applications such as disease detection, monitoring and control.
- Using bacteria and other biological materials for information processing or as biomachines.
- Using nanotechnology to diagnose and treat disease.
Additional information, including a full program agenda and abstracts (when they become available), can be found online at the conference website at http://www.
Members of the media are invited to attend this conference free of charge. Due to the small, intimate nature of the conference only a limited number of media representatives can be accommodated. Journalists wishing to register can contact Jim Sliwa in the ASM Office of Communications by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-942-9297.