May 15-26, 2010
Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico

This institute, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), will discuss research at the intersection of biophysics, and condensed matter and solid state physics, or nano-bio in short. The activity will allow researchers to:

  • more effectively communicate with other professionals in their field;
  • perform effective research in the hybrid field of nano-bio;
  • explore results obtained from unfamiliar experimental techniques; and
  • contribute to the fields of biophysics and condensed matter/solid state physics.

The activity will provide presentations and lectures of particular interest to the nano-bio community. It is directed primarily to graduate students and post-docs but applications from interested Assistant Professors with 3 years or less in the position will be considered. Women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are strongly encouraged to apply. Financial support will be provided to 20 students and postdocs from the Americas.


    The deadlines for applying to PASI NanoBio have passed. We may still be able to consider a few highly qualified self-supported applications. Please contact if interested.

PASI-Nano-Bio is organized by Professors Luz J. Martínez-Miranda from the University of Maryland-College Park and Idalia Ramos from the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao in collaboration with Lilia Meza-Montes from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México and Silvina Ponce-Dawson from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

List of Topics and Lecturers

  • Mossbauer Spectroscopy to Study Materials as Biological Materials, Elisa Baggio-Saitovitch, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Brasil

  • Nanoscopy with Biology Applications, Mariano Bossi, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Simulations of Biological Membranes and Proteins, Angel E. García , Rensselear Polytechnic Instituture, New York, USA

  • Chirality in Metallic Nanoparticles, Ignacio Garzón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

  • Biosensing Approaches toward the Detection of Pathogens, Ana Guadalupe, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

  • Nanoethics, Karen Hallberg, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina

  • Chemistry of Nano and Bio Applications, Lynn K. Kurihara, Naval Research Laboratory, Maryland, USA

  • Nanomagnetics and Medicine, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, University of Texas in Dallas, USA

  • Nanotoxicity/Nanomedicine, Eder Romero, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina

  • Biomaterials, Joonil Seog, University of Maryland College Park, USA

  • Nano in Materials, Laura B. Steren, Laboratorio Atómico de Bariloche, Argentina

  • Transport in DNA and the Role of Disorder in the Sequence/Phonon Transport to Identify Different Molecules, Sergio E. Ulloa, Ohio University in Athens, USA