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Michael Robinson awarded a SIMSXVIII student grant

NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson has been awarded a North American Student Grant to attend the SIMS XVIII conference in Italy to present his research on ToF-SIMS imaging of biological cells.

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David Castner awarded NSF MRI grant

NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a Major Reseach Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation to construct a new femtosecond sum frequency generation system. This instrumentation will add significant new non-linear optical capabilities to NESAC/BIO.

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Joe Baio finalist for AVS National Student Award

Joe Baio has been selected as a finalist for an AVS National Student Award. Final award selections will be made at the upcoming AVS International Symposium.

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Elaine Hillenmeyer receives FDA Internship

NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Elaine Hillenmeyer has been awarded a summer internship by the FDA. She will be working on the classification of medical devices.

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NESAC/BIO workshop at Society For Biomaterials Meeting

NESAC/BIO is running a workshop at the upcoming Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting entitled "Data Acquisition and Data Interpretation for Conventional to Contemporary Surface Analytical Techniques"

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Tobias Weidner named NESAC/BIO Investigator

Tobias Weidner, former NESAC/BIO post-doctoral fellow, is now a NESAC/BIO Investigator and a Research Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.

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Buddy Ratner receives 2011 Pierre Galletti Award

NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner is the recipient of the 2011 Pierre Galletti Award from the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering. This award is in recognition of Buddy's contributions to the public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.

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NESAC/BIO hosts the Multivariate Surface Analysis website

The NESAC/BIO website has added a new section on multivariate surface analysis. This section provides information, tutorials, test data sets and computer code for multivariate surface analysis. See http://mvsa.nb.uw.edu/ for more details.

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Paper selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology

A recent NESAC/BIO publication (Kinetics of Leucine-Lysine Peptide Adsorption and Desorption at –CH3 and –COOH Terminated Alkylthiolate Monolayers,” J.S. Apte, L.J. Gamble, D.G. Castner and C.T. Campbell, Biointerphases, 5, 2010, 97-104.) has been selected for inclusion in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. This journal is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers that cover a focused area of frontier research.

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Joe Baio receives SFB Student Award for Outstanding Research

NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio has received the 2011 Student Award for Outstanding Research from the Society For Biomaterials for his research on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.

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Michael Robinson receives 3rd place in AVS ASSD Competition

NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson placed 3rd in the 2010 AVS Applied Surface Science Division student competition for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.

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Michael Robinson and Shin Muramoto to attend Nanobeams School

NESAC/BIO graduate students Michael Robinson and Shin Muramoto have been awarded travel grants to attend the Nanobeams School in Luxembourg

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2010 NESAC/BIO Workshop

The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held on August 9-11, 2010 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our annual workshop webpages.

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JVSTB August, 2010 Cover Article

Artwork based on the results shown in the paper “Multi-technique Characterization of Adsorbed Peptide and Protein Orientation: LK310 and Protein G B1,” by Joe Baio, Tobias Weidner, Newton Samuel, Keith McCrea, Loren Baugh, Pat Stayton and Dave Castner, Journal Vacuum Science and Technology B, 28 (2010) C5D1-C5D8, 2010 has been selected for the August cover of the JVSTB. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3456176.

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NESAC/BIO 2010 PNAS Publication

A paper describing the latest studies done at NESAC/BIO using SFG and ssNMR to characterize the structure of adsorbed peptides has been published in PNAS. The full citation is: “A Sum Frequency Generation and Solid-State NMR Study of the Structure, Orientation and Dynamics of Polystyrene-Adsorbed Peptides,” Tobias Weidner, Nicholas Breen, Kun Li, Gary Drobny and Dave Castner, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 (2010) 13288-13293. For more details see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1003832107.

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Michael Robinson receives MAS 2010 Distinguished Scholar Award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Microbeam Analysis Society for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS at the 2010 Microscopy and Microanalysis conference.

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Joe Baio receives SFB 2010 STAR Award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) award at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials conference for his presentation on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.

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Michael Robinson receives SFB 2010 STAR Honorable Mention

NESAC/BIO graduate student Michael Robinson received a Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) honorable mention at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials conference for his presentation on 3-D imaging of cells with ToF-SIMS.

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Joe Baio Wins AVS BID 2009 Award

NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio won the best Biomaterial Interfaces Division student poster award at the 2009 AVS conference for his presentation on characterizing the orientation of immobilized proteins.

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Surface Characterization of Biomaterials

NESAC/BIO ran a workshop on the "Surface Characterization of Biomaterials" at the 2010 Society For Biomaterials Annual Symposium in Seattle on April 21st. For more information please visit the 2010 SFB Symposium website.

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