The aim of this meeting, organised under the framework of the ESF/EMBO Research Conferences, is to bring together researchers in the diverse fields of biomagnetism, medicine, spintronics, nanomagnetism, optoelectronics, microelectronics, bioinformatics and high throughput clinical diagnostics and sequencing to explore the potential of recent breakthroughs in magnetic nanotechnologies to new approaches to practical bioapplications.
The Symposium will be organised in a highly interactive format with panel and round table discussions. It is envisaged that by bringing together researchers from almost all of the existing groups which are active in the field, the opportunity for forging strong links and collaborative ties between the groups will be provided.
In addition, the commercial opportunities arising from the research will be explored. This will be the first meeting of its kind where scientists active in the field of magnetism and nanotechnology will interact with scientists active in the biotechnology area with the specific aims to promote research in the area of biomagnetism and biosensors based on molecular recognition processes, to identify new applications and opportunities for applying magnetism to the health care area and to develop closer ties between the scientific and the biotechnology business communities.