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Global Nanobiotechnology Consortium Conference

Hosted by:
New Advancements in Nanotechnology Student Organization (NANO)
Translational Nanobiotechnology Research Student Organization (TNRO)
USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy, Graduate Programs
USF Center for Research and Education in Nanobioengineering (CREN)

Sponsored by: ResearchOne

Venue Location and Date:
Feb. 2-4, 2024
University of South Florida
Marshall Student Center (MSC)
4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa Florida
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  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanodiagnostics / Nanoimaging
  • Nanomaterials / Devices
  • Nanoscale Drug Delivery
  • Bioprinting
  • AI in Drug Discovery
  • Microfluidics
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Nanopharmaceutics
  • Nano-Biotechnology
  • Gene & Cell Technology
  • AI & Nanotechnology
Conference Topics:

     "Advances in Translational Nanobiotechnology"


     The Global Nanobiotechnology Consortium Conference’s goals align with one of the focus areas of biomedical engineering - defined as “Design and validation of systems that integrate living and non-living components for improved understanding, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease or injury.” Nanobiotechnology is interdisciplinary in nature, which brings scientists from medicine to physics, material science to molecular biology, and biomedical engineering together to find solutions for challenging problems that humankind is facing. It is widely believed that research into the methods of engineering nanoparticles and mechanisms of nanoparticle-mediated detection of disease cells and molecules in vitro and in vivo will be the “holy grail” of disease detection, imaging, and efficient management in the 21st century.

    The conference will feature symposia addressing advances in nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnology, biosensing, nano-diagnostics, nanoimaging, and other innovative areas of research and their applications in both medicine and pharmacy. It will also provide opportunities to network with researchers from other academic institutions and the broader nanotechnology and nano pharma industry. This year the conference will host a poster session for all to submit abstracts and present their current research.


The goals are:

  • Promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research,

  • Help to create multidisciplinary education and research projects including novel approaches for translational research,

  • Host presentations by experts in creating international collaborations, start-ups for nanotech business, production scale-up, and

  • Provide new insights into nanomedicine applications for nanoscientists, clinicians and engineers in the areas of drug delivery, diagnostic testing for the pandemic and related diseases.



Shyam (Sam) S. Mohapatra (Co-chair)
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Taneja College of Pharmacy

Director of Div of Translational Medicine and Ctr Research & Education in Nano-bioengineering, Morsani College of Medicine, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Mustafa Culha (Co-chair)
Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM), Dept of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Augusta University, GA

Organizing Committee

  • Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami, USA 

  • M.N.V. Ravi Kumar, University of Alabama, USA

  • Ratnesh Lal, University of California-San Diego, USA  

  • Subhra Mohapatra, University of South Florida, USA

  • Donald Martin, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France

  • Robert Marks, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • Satya Prakash, McGill University, Canada

Local Organizing Committee

  • Diane Allen-Gipson, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Sophie Darch, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Subhra Mohapatra, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mustafa Culha, Ph.D, USF, Augusta University, SUNUM, USA

  • Manas Biswal, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Ryan Green, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Umesh Jinwal, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • William Lawless, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Mark Kindy, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Kirpal Bisht, Ph.D, University of South Florida, USA

  • Payal Varandani, Ph.D, SGN Nanopharma, USA

  • Bahar Motlagh, Ph.D, University of Miami, USA

  • Satya Prakash, Ph.D, McGill University, Canada

  • Arti Vashist, Ph.D, Florida International University, USA

  • Ratnesh Lal, Ph.D, University of California San Diego, USA

  • Alejandro Gonzalez, M.S, Quest Diagnostics, USA

  • Danielle Gamboni, USF TCOP Graduate Programs Assistant Director

  • Adela Languein, USF TCOP Graduate Programs Office Manager

  • Jessica Beyer, USF TCOP Graduate Programs Academic Advisor

  • Thomas Chaplin, USF TCOP Graduate Programs Academic Specialist

  • Aneeshea Cason, USF NANO President & USF TNRO President

  • Deema Abul Ula, USF NANO Vice President

  • Akshata Yashwant Patne, USF TNRO Vice President, USF NANO & TNRO Marketing Officer

  • Merna Sawiris, USF NANO Treasurer

  • Zaria Jean-Baptiste, USF TNRO Treasurer




*For USF Students attending virtually, please sign in using the QR Codes linked below so your attendance can be marked.

Day 1: Friday, February 2nd QR Code

Day 2: Saturday, February 3rd QR Code

Day 3: Sunday, February 4th QR Code

Registration and Abstract Submission is CLOSED


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