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 is available for up to 20 students and postdocs from the Americas.

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 México and Silvina Ponce-Dawson from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Expected outcomes from this PASI include the opportunity for researchers to exchange views with nano-bio researchers in the US and Latin America. For PASI student/participants, it will provide potential advisers for either an international postdoctorate, or future research collaborations. The results of the PASI will be disseminated through this PASI webpage, together with lecture notes, and other materials from the lectures.