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Nanomaterials 2013

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Design, synthesis, applications, biological and environmental impacts

The scope of this meeting will encompass all aspects of nanomaterials ranging from fundamental questions regarding material synthesis and functionalisation to the design and demonstration of electronic and biomedical applications.

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The Conference Chairs

Jonathan Veinot
University of Alberta

Wolfgang Parak 
University of Marburg

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Talk Deadline – 12th July 2013
Poster Deadline – 7th September 2013

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The Venue

Occidental Grand Xcaret
Playa del Carmen, Mexico.



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13 November 2013 – 17 November 2013

Located adjacent to the spectacular eco-archeological Xcaret Park in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the Occidental Grand Xcaret offers delegates the chance to exchange ideas and develop collaborations with colleagues in the tranquil setting of the Caribbean Sea.

Xcaret Park is Mexico’s most famous eco-archeological attraction. It is a beautiful place full of culture and nature where visitors can enjoy amazing aquatic activities, cultural attractions and shows. Xcaret Park is filled with the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the magic of a thousand year- old civilization. It is the perfect place to experience the best of Mexico.

Hotel Features
11 Restaurants
5 swimming pools
10 Jacuzzis
Fully Equipped Gym
Beach Club
Organized sports and activities (pádel, tennis, mini golf and archery)

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Nearest AirportCancún International Airport
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Invited Speakers

Sara E. Skrabalak
Indiana University
In Situ Scattering Studies of Metal Nanodendrite Formation

Mark Green
King’s College London
The use of nanomaterials in imaging

Jiye Fang
Binghamton University
Synthesis and Pressure-Induced Phase Transformation of Size-Controlled PbTe Nanocrystals

Thomas Nann
University of South Australia
Nanostructured photocathodes

Kyryl Zagorovsky
University of Toronto
Plasmonic DNAzyme strategy for point-of-care detection of genetic signatures from infectious pathogens

Igor Alabugin
Florida State University
Combining ligand design with photo-ligation to provide reactive and biocompatible quantum dots

Frank Van Veggel
University of Victoria
On the characterisation of core-shell nanoparticles and NIR quantum dots; progress and challenges

James Delehanty
US Naval Research Laboratory
Peptidyl Motifs that Drive the Facile Interfacing of Disparate Nanomaterials into Biological Systems

Eckart Ruehl
Freie Universitat Berlin
Isolated and Aggregated Nanoparticles in Fundamental and Applied Research

Jan Linnros
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Silicon Quantum Dots/Nanocrystals: What can be learnt from Single-Dot Spectroscopy?

Han Zuilhof
Wageningen University
Synthesis characterization and toxicity of functionalized silicon nanoparticles.

David Cramb
University Of Calgary
Designing the Perfect Nanocarrier

Xing-Jie Liang
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China
Nanostructures Employed for Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Applications

Dai-Wen Pang
Wuhan University
On Synthesis of CdSe Quantum Dots in Live Cells: Synthesis‚ Mechanism and Beyond

Ramón Álvarez Puebla
ICREA Research Professor at URV & CTQC
Mutiplex real time diagnosis and recount of infectious agents in real time

Mita Dasog
University of Alberta
Tuning Photoluminescence Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals via Surface Groups

Mark Fink
Tulane University
Mechanochemical Synthesis of Semiconductor Nanoparticles

Carsten Sönnichsen
University of Mainz
Multiplexed Plasmon Sensor for Rapid Label-free Analyte Detection

Miriam Colombo
University of Milano-Bicocca
Synthesis of multifunctional nanoparticles for detection of cancer cells: tailoring surface functionalization to optimize biological recognition.

Ana Stojanovic
University of Zurich
Polysiloxane Nanotubes

Joanna Rejman
Philipps University of Marburg
Light-Addressable Capsules for Controlled Cargo Delivery

Janet Macdonald
Vanderbilt University
Cu2S and CuInS2 Nanoparticles: New chemistry from the Surface to the Core 

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Please note: This programme is subject to change and will be updated as information is received.

We will always display the most current version we hold and strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

Conference Fees

StandardAccompanying Adult Accompanying Child (0-5 years)Accompanying Child (6-11 years)Extra Night AdultExtra Night Child (0-5 years)Extra Night Child (6-11 Years)
Day Pass$800

Delegate Fees: Include conference registration and attendance, accommodation, all meals and drinks on a specially negotiated all-inclusive package and The Gala Night (including any accompanying persons).

Day Pass: includes conference registration and attendance, lunch and coffee breaks on conference days and The Gala Night. To register with a day pass please use the specified link below.

Accompanying Persons Fees: Include the same specially negotiated all-inclusive package as delegates excluding conference attendance.

Additional Night Fees: Prices are per person per night.

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