Video contest voting
EuroNanoForum 2015 received multiple wonderful candidates for the video contest. The topic of the contest is “Nanotechnology and advanced materials for a better world”, and the purpose was to explain in 30 seconds how nanotechnology will change the world. Read more about the contest and rules.
Now it’s time for you to choose the best videos! View the contestants below and vote here by Sunday 7th of June. The winners will be broadcasted at EuroNanoForum 2015 and the winning team will be awarded with QuantumWise Virtual NanoLab simulation software licence!
THE VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED
Video contest entries
1. Superparamagnetic porous silicon nanocarriers for targeted cancer treatment
“Applying nanotechnology in chemotherapy will remarkably improve the outcome of cancer treatments in near future. Porous inorganic particles are recognized to be promising candidates for nanocarriers because of their ability to carry high payloads and easiness of surface modification. Until now, the challenge in utilization of these particles in vivo has been their fast clearance from the blood circulation.
We developed MRI imageable mesoporous silicon (PSi) nanoparticles by incorporating iron oxide nanocrystals inside the pores of the particles (MaPSi). The particle surfaces were modified by using a novel dual-PEG coating (DPEG). For the video, both uncoated (MaPSi) and coated (DPEG-MaPSi) particles were injected into rat’s femoral vein. The T2 signal from the liver decreased immediately after the MaPSi injection while DPEG-MaPSi particles remained in blood circulation. These finding pave the way to develop an extremely effective nanocarrier for targeted chemotherapy.”
2. Nano research in Parkinson’s Disease
“Aggregation of a protein called alpha synuclein (aS) is implicated in the pathology of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The aggregation of aS is thought to somehow damage lipid membranes in our brain cells leading to PD. My PhD is focused on figuring out the details of this aggregation process of aS on model supported lipid membranes.”
3. A Blood Test
“Cutting edge research at MESA+ Institute of Technology, one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world. “
4. Biochemical sensing with colors
“Cutting edge sensing technology at MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world. “
5. Project Neymar
“Cutting edge sensing technology at MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world.”
6. Possible energy savings by drag reduction
“Cutting edge physics of fluidics at MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world. “