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Weiss Group Meetings Self-Assembly & Molecular Devices Multi-Group Meetings


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Fabrication of NanoVolcanos for Delivery of Gene-Editing Cargos to Immune Cells
Q. Yang, S. Hou, X. Xu, H.-R. Tseng, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Nanosubstrate-Mediated Delivery of Gene-Editing Materials
N. Wattanatorn, X. Xu, S. Hou, F. Wang, Q. Yang, M. Mastrodimos, H.-R. Tseng, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Guided Nanospears for Targeted and High Throughput Intracellular Gene Delivery
X. Xu, S. Hou, N. Wattanatorn, F. Wang, Q. Yang, C. Zhao, H.-R. Tseng, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Manufacturing Cellular Immunotherapies Using Sound
J. N. Belling, C. Zhao, A. Mendoza, L. K. Heidenreich, D. Stemer, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Scalable Artificial Blood Vessels for Manufacturing Cellular Therapies
J. N. Belling, L. K. Heidenreich, L. M. Kawakami, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Hydrodynamic Squeezing for Delivery of Genetic Material to Immune Cells
T. Young, M. Mellody, H. Munoz, S. J. Jonas, D. Di Carlo, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Synthesis of Nanocarriers for Delivery of Gene-Editing Materials to Immune Cells
G. A. Vinnacombe, L. Scarabelli, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells using Gold Nanospikes in Microfluidic Channels
L. Scarabelli, L. K. Heidenreich, G. A. Vinnacombe, J. N. Belling, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 18 September 2017
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Northwestern Mutual Check Presentation

Fabrication of Cell Deformation Microfluidic Devices with Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS)
A. M. Mendoza, C. Zhao, I. Frost, S. J. Jonas, and P. S. Weiss, Mattel Children's Hospital, California NanoSystems Institute, and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Tuesday 3 October 2017
Nano@Wayne Seminar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Thursday 5 October 2017
University of Alabama, Department of Chemistry, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Friday 6 October 2017
University of California, Riverside, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Riverside, CA

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Friday 13 October 2017
Dave Allara 80th Birthday Symposium, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dave Allara's Legacy: Self-Assembly and Chemical Patterning across Scales
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Saturday 21 October 2017
Third International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems 2017 (NENS2017), Beijing, China, Saturday 21 - Monday 23 October 2017

Understanding Energy Conversion at the Ultimate Limits of Miniaturization
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Two seemingly conflicting trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology are our increasing ability to reach the limits of atomically precise structures and our growing understanding of the importance of heterogeneity in the structure and function of molecules and nanoscale assemblies. By having developed the "eyes" to see, to record spectra, and to measure function at the nanoscale, we have been able to fabricate structures with precision as well as to understand the important and intrinsic heterogeneity of function found in these assemblies.

I will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and consequences of pursuing strategies to address both precision on the one hand and heterogeneity on the other [1]. In our laboratories, we are taking the first steps to exploit precise assembly to optimize properties such as perfect electronic contacts in materials [2]. We are also developing the means to make tens to hundreds of thousands of independent multimodal nanoscale measurements in order to understand the variations in structure and function that have previously been inaccessible in both synthetic and biological systems [3,4].

References
[1] C. R. Kagan, L. E. Fernandez, Y. Gogotsi, P. T. Hammond, M. C. Hersam, A. E. Nel, R. M. Penner, C. G. Willson, and P. S. Weiss, ACS Nano 10, 9093-9103 (2016).
[2] P. Han, K. Akagi, F. F. Canova, R. Shimizu, H. Oguchi, S. Shiraki, P. S. Weiss, N. Asao, and T. Hitosugi, ACS Nano 9, 12035-12044 (2015).
[3] B. K. Pathem, S. A. Claridge, Y. B. Zheng, and P. S. Weiss, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 64, 605-630 (2013).
[4] D. Yugay, D. P. Goronzy, L. M. Kawakami, S. A. Claridge, T.-B. Song, Z. Yan, Y.-H. Xie, J. Gilles, Y. Yang, and P. S. Weiss, Nano Letters 16, 6282-6289 (2016).


Monday 30 October 2017
American Vacuum Society, Tampa, Florida, Monday 30 - Thursday 2 November 2017

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

The physical, electronic, mechanical, and chemical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in preserving key transport and other properties. Initial nanoscale connections and measurements guide the path to future opportunities and challenges ahead. Band alignment and minimally disruptive connections are both targets and can be characterized in both experiment and theory. I discuss our initial forays into this area in a number of materials systems.


Monday 30 - Thursday 2 November 2017
Leo Falicov Student Award Symposium, American Vacuum Society, Tampa, Florida, Monday 30 - Thursday 2 November 2017

Analyzing Spin Selectivity in DNA-Mediated Charge Transfer via Fluorescence Microscopy
John M. Abendroth,1,2 Nako Nakatsuka,1,2 Matthew Ye,1,2 Dokyun Kim,3 Eric E. Fullerton,3 Anne M. Andrews,1,2,4 and Paul S. Weiss,1,2,5
1California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
4Department of Psychiatry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
5Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Monday 11 - Thursday 14 December 2017
Africa Materials Research Society Meeting Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana, Monday 11 - Thursday 14 December 2017

Global Opportunities in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Two seemingly conflicting trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology are our increasing ability to reach the limits of atomically precise structures and our growing understanding of the importance of heterogeneity in the structure and function of molecules and nanoscale assemblies. By having developed the "eyes" to see, to record spectra, and to measure function at the nanoscale, we have been able to fabricate structures with precision as well as to understand the important and intrinsic heterogeneity of function found in these assemblies.

I will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and consequences of pursuing strategies to address both precision on the one hand and heterogeneity on the other. In our laboratories, we are taking the first steps to exploit precise assembly to optimize properties such as perfect electronic contacts in materials. We are also developing the means to make tens to hundreds of thousands of independent multimodal nanoscale measurements in order to understand the variations in structure and function that have previously been inaccessible in both synthetic and biological systems.

Another outcome of the development of our field has been our ability to communicate across fields. This skill that we develop in our students and colleagues has enhanced and accelerated the impact of nanoscience and nanotechnology on other fields, such as neuroscience and the microbiome. I will discuss the opportunities presented by these entanglements and give recent examples of advances enabled by nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Sunday 26 February - Thursday 1 March 2018
PittCon 2018, Symposium on Nanobiotechnology against Cancer, Heart, and Neurological Diseases: A Fight in Progress, Orlando, FL, USA, Sunday 26 February - Thursday 1 March 2018

Nanotechnology Approaches to Cellular Therapies
Paul S. Weiss1,2,3
1California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of 2Chemistry & Biochemistry and 3Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095

We introduce biomolecular payloads into cells for gene editing at high throughput for off-the-shelf solutions targeting hemoglobinopathies, immune diseases, and cancers. We circumvent the need for viral transfection and electroporation, both of which have significant disadvantages in safety, throughput, cell viability, and cost. Mechanical deformation can make cell membranes transiently porous and enable gene-editing payloads to enter cells. These methods use specific chemical functionalization and control of surface contact and adhesion in microfluidic channels. Likewise, penetration of reproducibly nanomanufactured, loaded sharp features can introduce these packages into individual or many cells. We discuss our progress with these approaches and the methods that we use to quantify success.


Monday 14 May 2018
TechConnect, Anaheim, CA, Friday 11 May 11-17 2018

TBA
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 June 2018
Third Telluride Conference on Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches, Telluride, CO, Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 June 2018

TBA
Paul S. Weiss, California NanoSystems Institute and Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Other Upcoming Meetings of Interest

American Chemical Society and Affiliated Meetings -- the Next 10 Years.

American Physical Society and Affiliated Meetings this year or future years, the main (March) meeting is in March (surprise!) each year.

American Vacuum Society National Symposium is in October or November each year.
AVS-related Meetings.

Biophysical Society Annual Meeting is in February every year.

Faraday Discussions of the Chemical Society

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) Meeting

Foundations of Nanoscience Meetings are held in Snowbird, Utah every April.

Gordon Conferences.

Materials Research Society Meetings.
Fall in Boston. Spring in San Francisco.

Physical Electronics Conference
58th Annual Physical Electronics Conference held in 1998 at Penn State.

PittCon Meetings
PittCon.

Scientific Programme at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

The Foresight Conferences on Molecular Nanotechnology.

The International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (3 Beams).

Engineering Foundation Conferences


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