Joe Baio has been selected as a finalist for an AVS National Student Award. Final award selections will be made at the upcoming AVS International Symposium.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner is the recipient of the 2011 Pierre Galletti Award from the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering. This award is in recognition of Buddy's contributions to the public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.
The NESAC/BIO website has added a new section on multivariate surface analysis. This section provides information, tutorials, test data sets and computer code for multivariate surface analysis. See http://mvsa.nb.uw.edu/ for more details.
A recent NESAC/BIO publication (Kinetics of Leucine-Lysine Peptide Adsorption and Desorption at –CH3 and –COOH Terminated Alkylthiolate Monolayers,” J.S. Apte, L.J. Gamble, D.G. Castner and C.T. Campbell, Biointerphases, 5, 2010, 97-104.) has been selected for inclusion in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. This journal is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers that cover a focused area of frontier research.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio has received the 2011 Student Award for Outstanding Research from the Society For Biomaterials for his research on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson placed 3rd in the 2010 AVS Applied Surface Science Division student competition for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.
NESAC/BIO graduate students Michael Robinson and Shin Muramoto have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg
Artwork based on the results shown in the paper “Multi-technique Characterization of Adsorbed Peptide and Protein Orientation: LK310 and Protein G B1,” by Joe Baio, Tobias Weidner, Newton Samuel, Keith McCrea, Loren Baugh, Pat Stayton and Dave Castner, Journal Vacuum Science and Technology B, 28 (2010) C5D1-C5D8, 2010 has been selected for the August cover of the JVSTB. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3456176.
A paper describing the latest studies done at NESAC/BIO using SFG and ssNMR to characterize the structure of adsorbed peptides has been published in PNAS. The full citation is: “A Sum Frequency Generation and Solid-State NMR Study of the Structure, Orientation and Dynamics of Polystyrene-Adsorbed Peptides,” Tobias Weidner, Nicholas Breen, Kun Li, Gary Drobny and Dave Castner, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 (2010) 13288-13293. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1003832107.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS at the 2010 Microscopy and Microanalysis conference.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) honorable mention at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials conference for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.
The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials was held from August 24-26, 2009 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our annual workshop webpages. The next workshop will be held in August, 2010.