Graphene Canada 2016

Nanoscale Horizons is thrilled to announce its support of Graphene Canada 2016. We will be providing a prize for the best poster consisting of a certificate and an online subscription to one of Materials Horizons, Nanoscale, Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B or C, worth in excess of £1500.

Montreal (Canada) will host the 2nd edition of the Graphene & 2D Materials International Conference and Exhibition: October 18-20, 2016

The Graphene Conference will be a 3 days event that means to gather the key players of the Graphene Community and related sectors. This event is launched following the lack of meetings in the field in Canada and aims to become an established event, attracting global participants, intent on sharing, exchanging and exploring new avenues of graphene-related scientific and commercial developments

The Industrial Forum will present the most recent advances in technology developments and business opportunities in graphene commercialization. Key representatives of “graphene companies” will share their market vision and business opportunities, while selected talks from industrial exhibitors will present commercial showcases in all current market fields of graphene products.

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Nominations to Nanoscale Horizons Community Board now open!

Nominations open until 15th August

Last year, our sister journal, Materials Horizons, announced the first ever early career researcher board – a Community Board. This Board is unique in that it is made up of early career researchers, such as PhD students and postdocs, who are fundamental in the future development of the materials field.

Since then, the members of the Community Board have provided invaluable feedback and advice to the Materials Horizons Editorial Office.

Based on its success so far, we are now creating a Community Board for Nanoscale Horizons.

Are you interested in helping shape a journal publishing cutting-edge research of exceptional significance? Do you have ideas on how high impact journals can engage and support early career researchers? If so, please get in touch!

Simply ask your Principal Investigator to submit your nomination with the information outlined in the documents below to nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

If you have any questions at all, please contact nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nanoscale Horizons Community Board – Call for Nominations

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HOT article: Porous silicon–graphene oxide core–shell nanoparticles for targeted delivery of siRNA to the injured brain

Written by Susannah May

Time-gated luminescence image of injured mouse brains. Dashed white circles indicate region of penetrating brain injury. Targeted and nontargeted nanoparticles are compared. Inset: Bright field image (in gray scale) under ambient light.

A novel siRNA delivery system that could pave the way for genetic treatment of cancer, neurogenerative diseases or even HIV has been described in a new HOT article published in Nanoscale Horizons.

Over the last few years siRNA (small interfering RNA) has gained increasing attention as a new way to treat genetic diseases or viruses by silencing the genes responsible – the RNA fragments prevent the proteins that cause the illness from ever being expressed in the first place, making it the ultimate preventative therapy. However, current efforts have been hampered by the difficulty of delivering the delicate siRNA to the brain in one piece, before it’s degraded or attacked by the body’s immune defences.

This new system, developed by Michael Sailor’s team at the University of California, San Diego, uses porous silica nanoparticles as a protective carrier of the siRNA – the siRNA is hidden inside the pores of the nanoparticles where it’s protected from the body’s immune responses and harsh cell environments. A graphene oxide shell around the nanoparticles ensures that the siRNA stays safely inside them until they reach the brain. They will then release the still-intact siRNA,  where it prevents sections of DNA from producing damaging proteins.  The nanoparticles, which are fluorescent and easily tracked on their journey through the body, can be targeted to specific brain cells by attaching certain peptides; when the researchers attached rabies virus glycoprotein to the nanoparticles,  their uptake by neuronal cells doubled. The system successfully silenced genes in cell cultures – even in the presence of RNA-degrading nucleases – and, promisingly, proved capable of delivering siRNA to the brains of live mice who had suffered brain injuries. Significantly more of the siRNA-carrying nanoparticles accumulated around damaged tissues than the healthy brain tissues, and released large quantities of siRNA once they got there.

Although it’s early days, the system shows great promise for genetic therapies using siRNA. By using siRNAs to silence the genes responsible for out-of-control replication of cells, it could one day be used in the prevention of cancer – and siRNAs targeted to viral proteins could even be used to successfully treat HIV.

Read the full article here:

Porous silicon–graphene oxide core–shell nanoparticles for targeted delivery of siRNA to the injured brain
Jinmyoung Joo, Ester J. Kwon, Jinyoung Kang, Matthew Skalak, Emily J. Anglin, Aman P. Mann, Erkki Ruoslahti, Sangeeta N. Bhatia and Michael J. Sailor
Nanoscale Horiz., 2016, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00082G

Susannah May is a guest web writer for the RSC Journal blogs. She currently works in the Publishing Department of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and has a keen interest in biology and biomedicine, and the frontiers of their intersection with chemistry. She can be found on Twitter using @SusannahCIMay.

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Nanoscale Horizons award winner

Nanoscale Horizons is happy to announce the Nanoscale Horizons award was given to Dr Seiji Yamazoe for the best presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting of The Society of Nano Science and Technology, June 14th – 16th 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan.

His presentation was entitled “Effect of structural factors on bond stiffness of ligand-protected metal clusters”. Dr. Seiji Yamazoe is currently an assistant professor at University Tokyo.

Please join us in congratulating Dr Seiji Yamazoe!

Professor Junichi Sone, the president of the Society of Nano Science and Technology presented the award to Dr Seiji Yamazoe.

Professor Junichi Sone, the president of the Society of Nano Science and Technology presented the award to Dr Seiji Yamazoe.

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International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology (ICONAN 2016)

Look out for our Nanoscale Horizons flyers in the delegate bags at International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2016. Nanoscale Horizons will also be providing a poster prize including a certificate and free online subscription to one of Materials Horizons, Nanoscale, Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B or C (worth in excess of £1500).

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology will be held in Paris on September 28th – 30th. It is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your research findings with wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network.

Topics include:
•    Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers
•    Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy
•    Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors
•    Tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine
•    Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems
•    Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery
•    Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems
•    Microfluidics in nanomedicine and nanobiology

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2nd Zing Nanocrystals Conference

Nanoscale Horizons is thrilled to be supporting the 2nd Zing Nanocrystals Conference with a student poster prize including a certificate and free online subscription to one of Materials Horizons, Nanoscale, Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B or C (worth in excess of £1500).

The 2nd Nanocrystals Zing conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland, between 2nd — 5th August 2016. The conference seeks to bring together researchers interested in the synthesis, characterization and manipulation of nanocrystals, as well as nanocrystal-based devices.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

•    Nanocrystal synthesis, shape-/structure-/composition-control, growth mechanisms and functionalization
•    Tailoring and processing of polymeric nanostructures, organic-inorganic nanocomposites and nano/biohydrids
•    Nanocrystal self-assembly, superlattices and superstructure determination
•    Nanocrystals for sensing, magnetic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, battery and supercapacitor applications
•    Nanocrystals for nanomedicine, drug delivery, diagnostic, imaging/labeling and other biological/medical applications
•    Nanocrystals for chemical, (photo-) catalytic and electrocatalytic applications
•    Nanocrystals for electronic, photonic and optoelectronic applications
•    Nanocrystals for environmental and other energy/sustainability applications
•    Nanocrystals for other related topics

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Prize winners at PANIC 2016

Nanoscale Horizons is thrilled to congratulate two prize winners from PANIC 2016: PhoBiA Annual Nanophotonics International Conference, April, 18-20 2016 Wroclaw, Poland.

Karolina Smolarek, from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, received the Best Poster Prize for her poster on Enhanced luminescence of organic light-emitting diodes with metallic nanoparticles.

Lukasz Janasz, from Lodz University of Technology, received the Best Oral Presentation for his presentation on Ultrathin poly(3-hexylthiophene) films with controllable, nanofibrill morphology for application in organic, field-effect transistors.

Please join us in congratulating them!

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Nanotech France 2016, Paris

Nanoscale Horizons are delighted to announce its support of Nanotech France 2016 in the form of two poster prizes including a certificate, copy of the first ever issue of Nanoscale Horizons and also a free online subscription to one of Materials Horizons, Nanoscale, Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B or C (worth in excess of £1500). You will also be able to find our flyers in your delegate bags.

Nanotech France 2016 brings together leading scientists, researchers, engineers, practitioners, technology developers and policy makers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research progress and innovation. The conference covers all frontier topics in nanotechnology. The conference includes plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and invited talks by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations.

Nanotech France 2016 is part of a series of four joint conferences running in parallel between the 1st and 3rd June 2016 in Paris. These conferences are: Nanotech France 2016, European Graphene Forum 2016, NanoMaten2016, NanoMetrology France 2016.

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BioNanoMed 2016

Nanotechnology enables Personalized Medicine

Nanoscale Horizons is proud to announce itself as a supporting partner of the 7th International Congress Nanotechnology in Biology & Medicine which will take place on 6-8 April 2016 in Krems, Austria.

The Congress includes the exclusive Know-How-Transfer meeting for scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from Natural Science, Medical Science and Engineering Subjects throughout the world.

Topics covered at the Congress include:

– Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
– Regenerative Nanomedicine – Nanotechnology and Stem Cells
– Nanotechnology for Detection, Diagnosis, Imaging & Sensing
– NanoPharmaceuticals & Drug Design
– Nano Oncology: Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
– 3D-Technologies for Nanomedicine
– Nanomaterials Toxicology & NanoSafety Aspects

Further information about the conference, including  a call for posters and early bird registration, can be found on the conference website, here.

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First Nanoscale Horizons Articles Published

The home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology

The Nanoscale Horizons Editorial Office are delighted to announce the first ever articles have been published online as Advance Articles in preparation for the first issue scheduled to be published in January 2016.

Links to the first articles are below and are free to access until 2017. If you would like to keep up-to-date with cutting edge nanoscience research, sign up to the table of contents alerts here.

Three dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene hydrogels with in situ deposited cobalt phosphate nanoclusters for efficient oxygen evolution in a neutral electrolyte
Anthony Vasileff, Sheng Chen and Shi Zhang Qiao

A hybrid electrode of cobalt phosphate (CoPi) on nitrogen doped graphene hydrogels was fabricated by hydrothermal treatment of graphene oxide followed by CoPi electrodeposited in situ, which showed excellent performance toward oxygen reaction in a neutral electrolyte.

Nanoscale Horiz., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5NH00002E

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