Special BioWatch Update and Naval Research Lab Optical Biosensors Keynote Highlight 17th Detection Technologies Conference
Brookline, MA (PRWEB) October 26, 2010
The Knowledge Foundation has announced that the 17th Detection Technologies conference will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA from November 9-10, 2010.
Detection Technologies is an internationally recognized event for experts in detection and identification of biological and chemical threats and will explore the latest R&D developments as well as ready-to-market systems for major biothreat detection, identification, and analysis both in the field and at the point-of-care.
This year's keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Frances Ligler, Senior Scientist for Biosensors & Biomaterials at the Naval Research Laboratory, who will discuss new concepts for molecular recognition, integration of microfluidics and optics, simplified fabrication technologies, and improved approaches to biosensor system integration.
In addition, Dr. Paul Schaudies, on behalf of the Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System, The National Academies, will present a special BioWatch update. This presentation will review the specifics of the study charge, the committee process and deliberation, as well as the findings and recommendations of the committee.
For those unable to attend this conference in person, it will be possible to participate virtually via live webcast.
Other Program topics include:
- Point-of-care pathogen detection
- New generation of smart sensors
- Rapid reliable continuous automated detection
- Sampling / preparation / pre-concentration / analysis
- PCR vs. non-PCR based detection techniques
- Reagent and reagentless detection systems
- Field-ready devices: compatibility / reliability / scalability
- Alexander N. Asanov, PhD, TIRF Technologies
- Steven S. Branda, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
- William Chadsey, BioWarn, LLC
- Gabriela Chirica, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
- John Hartzell, SHARP Laboratories of America
- Jay Pendell Jones, PhD, ITT Industries
- Frances S. Ligler, DPhil, DSc, Naval Research Laboratory
- Bo Mattiasson, PhD, Lund University; and CapSenze AB
- Niveen Mulholland, PhD, Midwest Research Institute
- Matthew C. Mulvey, PhD, Sequella, Inc.
- Kimberly Orr, DVM, PhD, dACVPME, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Kenneth Puzey, QuantaSpec Inc.
- Sèbastien Ribault, PhD, Millipore SAS
- Todd Ritter, PhD, Idaho Technology
- R. Paul Schaudies, PhD, GenArraytion, Inc.
- Hadi Shafiee, Virginia Tech
- Tammy A. Spain, PhD, University of South Florida
- Jay A.A. West, PhD, Arcxis Biotechnologies
- P. Scott White, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Robert T. Yamamoto, PhD, ICx Biosystems
About The Knowledge Foundation
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