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Important Dates

Extended Deadline:
February 9, 2020

Decisions
Febuary 23, 2020

Early Registration Deadline
March 8
, 2020

Cut-Off Date for Reduced Rate Hotel Rooms:
March 4
, 2020

(some reduced rate rooms may be evailable later)

MEETING AT SNOWBIRD is CANCELLED:

TALKS & POSTERS WILL BE STREAMED (DETAILS TO BE POSTED SHORTLY): 
17th Annual Conference on
FOUNDATIONS OF NANOSCIENCE:
SELF-ASSEMBLED ARCHITECTURES AND DEVICES (FNANO20)

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Monday, April 6 – Thursday, April 9, 2020

Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT of STUDENT TRAVEL SUPPORT***

FNANO has applied for $12,000 from NSF for travel support (providing approx. $200/student) for US undergraduate and graduate students that are presenting posters or talks.

**Also, Co-Located Workshop for Early-Career Nanoscientists, Sunday April 5 (see below)***

 

FNANO Conference OVERVIEW:

This is a yearly conference on the foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards and providing many opportunities for discussion and informal exchange of information and questions.  Key topics include experimental and theoretical studies of self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. Self-assembly is a central but not exclusive theme: the conference covers a broad range of research into synthetic and natural nanoscale structures, devices and systems.

FNANO spans many traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and engineering. Information on the prior years’ Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience can be viewed at the archive web site(FNANO04, FNANO05, FNANO06, FNANO07, FNANO08, FNANO09, FNANO10FNANO11, FNANO12, FNANO13, FNANO14, FNANO15, FNANO16, FNANO17, FNANO18 and FNANO19).  The 17th Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO20) will have a mixture of invited talks by distinguished scientists as well as contributed posters and open discussion periods to enhance attendee interaction with the goal of creating vibrant intellectual community in the areas of nanoscience and self-assembly. (See Policy against Harassment of FNANO and sponsor ISNSCE.)

ANNUAL PRIZE AWARDS: The Nanoscience Prize recognizes life-long achievements by a researcher working in any area of nanoscience. Also, the Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize recognizes exceptional early-career achievement by a researcher working in any area of molecular programming. The winners of these prizes will be awarded during an evening session of the upcoming FNANO20 conference and be invited to give prize lectures at FNANO20. The Royal Society of Chemistry Journals will also sponser 2 student poster prizes: one £200 cash award sponsored by Nanoscale Horizons and another  £100 cash award sponsored by Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances jointly.

We often include a special track on a topic of emerging interest to the community of nanoscience.

HISTORY: PRIOR FNANO CONFERENCES & SCHEDULES

OVERVIEW OF TRACK SCHEDULE

FNANO20 WEBPAGE:  www.cs.duke.edu/FNANO20

CONFERENCE FORMAT: A combination of:

  • invited and contributed talks, and
  • posters and open discussion periods.

PAPER and POSTER SUBMISSIONS:  http://www.cs.duke.edu/FNANO/abstract_submission.html

SUBMISSIONS: Extended DEADLINE: February 9, 2020. To submit, upload on the FNANO submission website an abstract of one to two pages in PDF format (submission website to be opened January 3, 2020). Even if your talk is invited, you still need to submit an abstract by this date. Even if your talk is invited, you still need to submit an abstract by this date. If you have not used the Easychair system before you will be asked to open an Author account.
Acceptance/Rejection DECISIONS: by Febuary 23, 2020.

REGISTRATION: Registation Website. Early Registration Deadline: March 8, 2020.

 CONFERENCE VENUE: The Conference Venue is the Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah. Website for booking Snowbird Hotel Rooms with Reduced Rates (group hotel reservation code NANO20): Snowbird Hotel Accomodations. CUT-OFF DATE for Snowbird Hotel Room Reduced Rates: March 4, 2020. (Some reduced rate rooms may be evailable later.)

Also: Workshop for Early-Career Nanoscientists (Chaired by Philip Lukeman) Sunday April 5th, from 1-5pm in the Maybird room near the lobby of the Cliff Lodge (see below for details).

Sponsored by: ISNSCE. Jointly supported by:

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NSF, ARMY Research Office, ONR, and AFSOR.

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CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION:

General Chair: John H. ReifDescription: email  Description: Webpage, Dept of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
Program Chair: Andrew TurberfieldDescription: email  Description: Webpage, Dept of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Descriptions of the program Tracks are provided on the Organization and Program Tracks website.

Track

Chair

Affiliation

DNA Nanostructures: Semantomorphic Science

Nadrian Seeman Description: email   Description: Webpage
ned.seeman@nyu.edu

Dept of Chemistry, New York Univ, New York, NY

DNA Nanosytems: Programmed Function

Friedrich Simmel Description: email   Description: Webpage
simmel@tum.de

Dept of Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany

Protein & Viral Nanostructures (Posters only in 2020)

Nicole Steinmetz Description: email   Description: Webpage
nsteinmetz@eng.ucsd.edu

Dept. Nanoengineering, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

Integrated Chemical Systems

Jeremiah Gassensmith Description: email   Description: Webpage   
gassensmith@utdallas.edu

Dept of Chemistry, University of Texas, Dallas

Principles and Theory of Self-Assembly

Rebecca Schulman Description: email Description: Webpage
rschulm3@jhu.edu

Chemical  Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD

Computational Tools for Self-Assembly

William Shih Description: email   Description: Webpage
William_Shih@dfci.harvard.edu

Depts of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Synthetic Biology

Alex Deiters Description: email  Description: Webpage 
deiters@pitt.edu

Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Nucleic Acid Nanostructures in Vivo

Yamuna Krishnan  Description: email   Description: Webpage
yamuna@uchicago.edu

Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Chicago

Chemical Tools for DNA Nanotechnology

Andrew Ellington Description: email   Description: Webpage
ellingtonlab@gmail.com

Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept, Univ of Texas at Austin

Biomedical Nanotechnology

Thomas LaBean Description: email   Description: Webpage
thlabean@ncsu.edu

Materials Science & Engineering, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Nanophotonics & Superresolution

Ralf Jungmann Description: email   Description: Webpage
jungmann@biochem.mpg.de

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Molecular Machinery

Andrew Turberfield Description: email  Description: Webpage
a.turberfield@physics.ox.ac.uk

Dept of Physics, Oxford Univ, Oxford, UK

Special Track on Protocells and Encapsulated Systems

Jack Szostak  Description: email   Description: Webpage
szostak@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

Dept. Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

 

2nd Annual Workshop for Early-Career Nanoscientists (Chaired by Philip Lukeman) 12pm-5pm Sunday April 5th,2020: http://lukemanlab.org/fnanox2020.html 

Postdocs, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Researchers are invited to come together in a highly-stimulating and non-intimidating environment to discuss their current research, improve their presentation skills and build informal networks with their peers. Attendance will be limited. Prospective attendees will be asked to submit an abstract of a 15-minute research presentation, within the scientific scope of FNANO, which should be aimed at a general scientific audience. An expert panel will provide feedback. We hope to be able to provide limited financial support for attendees, who will be expected to attend the full FNANO conference. More details on the application process and support will be published soon.

Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices
Copyright 2020
John Reif, Conference Chair
Andrew Turberfield, Program Chair