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Mini-symposia Session II
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Natcher Conference Center
Interfacing the Physical and Biological Sciences: NIH/NIST Collaborative Projects 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Co-chaired by:
Ira W. Levin Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Intramural Research and Chief, Section on Molecular
Biophysics, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK
Angela R. Hight Walker, Ph.D.
Physicist, NIH Liaison, NIST
Conference Room F1/F2, Natcher Conference Center
This mini-symposium will highlight four ongoing, collaborative efforts between
NIH and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the areas of
tissue engineering, single molecule studies, biomarkers, and microfluidics. NIST,
located just thirteen miles north of the NIH campus, has over 1500 scientists,
including two Nobel Prize winners, performing research in many areas of the
physical sciences. Housed under the Department of Commence, NIST’s mission is
to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance
productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life. With science becoming
increasingly interdisciplinary and with the biosciences driving the twenty-first
century economy, NIST is actively seeking collaboration and partnerships with
NIH to address technological problems at the interface of the physical and biological
sciences. A new NIH/NIST Joint Postdoc program has been established, joint
workshops are planned and joint road mapping activities are underway to build a
more formalized, strategic relationship between NIH and NIST in regions where
the missions and focus areas of the two agencies intersect.
Tissue Engineering
Newell Washburn, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Biomaterials Group, Polymers Division, NIST
Single Molecule Probes
Lori S. Goldner, Ph.D.
Physicist, Physics Laboratory, Optical Technical Division, NIST
Oxidative DNA Damage: Mechanisms, Measurement and Enzymic Repair
Miral Dizdaroglu, Ph.D.
Doctor Honoris Causa, Group Leader, DNA Technologies Group, Biotechnology Division, NIST
NanoBio MEMS
Michael Gaitan, Ph.D.
Project Leader, Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Project, Electronics and Electrical Engineer Laboratory, NIST
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