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HICKMAN CO-CHAIRS AIMBE/NIH WORKSHOP The “Fifth AIMBE/NIH Workshop on Validation and Qualification of New In Vitro Tools and Models for the Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Process” was held on February 12, 2015, at the NIH Campus, Lister Hill Auditorium, Bethesda, MD. This is the 5th workshop co-chaired and organized by James Hickman. The workshop was a joint effort between The American Institute

for Medical and Biological Engineering, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences that addressed the topic of validation and qualification of new in vitro tools and models for the pre-clinical drug discovery process. The overall goal of this workshop series was to develop guidelines for investigators developing new tools for the pre-clinical, and possibly clinical, drug development process on how to validate and qualify these new technologies so that they become useful, meaningful tools.

HUO’S RESEARCH FEATURED ON COVER OF APPLIED MATERIALS AND INTERFACES JOURNAL An article co-authored by Qun “Treen” Huo is featured on the cover of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Journal.

BALAEFF’S MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTED TO NANO RESEARCH MAGAZINE

T. Ignatova, A. Balaeff, M. Zheng, M. Blades, P. Stoeckl, and S. Rotkin, “Two-color spectroscopy of UV-excited ssDNA complex with a single-wall nanotube probe: Fast nucleobase autoionization mechanism”. As a PI and and co-PI, Balaeff received three start-up awards of computational time at the NSF supercomputer resource XSEDE.

CHANDA INVITED TO SERVE ON EDITORIAL BOARD Debashis Chanda, P.h.D. has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports journal, 2015

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The article, “Different Interaction Modes of Biomolecules with Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles,” contains analysis that could lead to new biomarker discovery with diagnostic applications.

AMERICAN SCIENTIST MAGAZINE FEATURES CHANDA A magazine article, “Fabrication at the Nano Scale with Molds and Imprinting” featuring work by Debashis Chanda and his lab was published in the American Scientist Magazine. The article mentions Chanda’s work on optical lithography through nanoimprinting technology, that provides a large throughput at low cost, as a solution to current challenges in the industry. The article also mentions the use of these optical lithography manufacturing methods by companies such as the Intel Corporation. American Scientist is a bimonthly publication about science, engineering and technology published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

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