[Blueboard] Lecture on Nanotechnology, Dec 16, 4:30pm

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit fdayrit at ateneo.edu
Thu Dec 16 07:29:52 PHT 2010

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Learn the exciting opportunities in Nanotechnology!
You are cordially invited to attend the lecture:

Engineered Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Zoraida P. Aguilar, PhD
Ocean NanoTech LLC, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, USA

Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) such as quantum dots, metal nanoparticles
such as gold and silver, metal oxides like tin oxide nanoparticles,  
magnetic nanoparticles, liposomes, etc are a new class of materials.  
These have unique properties that include 3 to 100 nm diameter, signal  
brightness, low photo bleaching, high magnetic and electric  
properties, broad excitation spectrum, narrow bandwidth, and  
simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescent colors. Quantum dots  
are unique in their emission spectra even with the use of ordinary
source of light while magnetic nanoparticles are unique because of  
their highly magnetic nature.

The biomedical imaging application of quantum dots lead to the fluorescence
detection of breast cancer cell, prostate cancer cells, etc. Magnetic  
iron oxide
nanoparticles have been studied for drug delivery, capture and  
isolation of target cells, MRI contrast agents, etc. Various examples  
of these biomedical applications of engineered nanomaterials will be  

About the Presentor:
Dr. Aguilar is the Director of R&D of Ocean NanoTech LLC, Springdale,  
Arkansas. Her research areas include Analytical Chemistry,  
Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry, Biotechnology,  
Sensors, In vitro Diagnostics, and Molecular Biology. She is visiting  
the Philippines as a DOST Balik-Scientist grantee.

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit
Dean, School of Science & Engineering
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 154, Manila Central Post Office
0917 Manila, Philippines

Tel: (632) 426-6001 ext 5600
Fax: (632) 426-5985
Email: fdayrit at ateneo.edu

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