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									Ministry of Science, Culture & Sport      Ministry of Foreign Affairs
           State of Israel                   Republic of France

             Bi-National France-Israel Symposium


Enabling Nano- and Micro-Technologies in Biotechnology

                   October 31, 2002


                    Under the auspices of
                     The Institute Day
            The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
                    Beer Sheva, ISRAEL

                       Building 38; Auditorium

The conference will gather specialists in the development of enabling
technologies for the emerging field of nanobiotechnology (scanning
probe microscopies, nano-lithography etc..) and related converging areas,
such as, micro-biosensors (ultra-microelectrodes, fiber-optic biosensors,
etc…) and molecular dynamics.

       The symposium will present a unique opportunity for scientists and
industrialists to update their personal knowledge in the hybrid field of
Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, to discuss with specialists the
application of various methods and to advance the collaboration between
Israeli and French laboratories. A space for discussion, in a poster format,
will be available.

     A final round table discussion will include issues such as the
impact of this field for the future and when this future will be.

Target audience

The workshop should prove useful for all researchers working at related
areas in the Academia as well as Industry, at levels ranging from
beginners (advanced Ph.D. students or equivalent) to senior researchers.
The round table at the closing of the conference should be of particular
interest also to policy makers and management at both communities.


The symposium is organized and supported by the Israeli Ministry of
Science, Culture and Sport and by the French Ministry for Foreign
Affairs. The symposium will be held under the auspices of the Institute
for Applied Bio-Sciences, at the Ben Gurion University, whose annual
Institute Day coincides with the Symposium.

Scientific Program

The scientific program includes invited talks from the two countries, and
a concluding round table discussion panel as mentioned above. The
submission of topics for discussion in the poster session is open to all
working in the aforementioned fields.
Organizing Committee

Robert Marks – Institute for Applied Bio-Sciences, BGU (chairman)
Shoshana Arad – Institute for Applied Bio-Sciences, BGU.
Yoav Eichen – Department of Chemistry, Technion.
Aharon Lewis – Applied Physics, Hebrew University
Yoel Sussman – Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute
Joe van Zwaren - Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, Israel
Shimony Zanglevich - Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, Israel

Institute Day Committee (BGU)

Robert Marks (Chairman)
Shoshana Arad
Shimona Geresh
Alex Sivan
Levi Gheber
Ruth Birk
Arieh Levy


   • The Symposium will be held on 31 October 2002
   • Abstracts are due by 17 October 2002
   • Registration by 25 October 2002


The Symposium will be held at Building 38; Seminar Room, The Ben-
Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer-Sheva.


The official language of the Symposium will be English.
Poster Session

A contributed poster session open for all on nanobiotechnology projects
is being organized in order to enable interaction between the two research
communities. The organizing committee wishes to urge researchers from
these two fields to submit their work to this session.


Please observe the following instructions for submission of abstracts of
the lectures and posters:

The abstract should be submitted in Word format (.doc), preferably at 1.5
spacing using a 12-point size Times font.
The title should be centered, in capital letters.
The name(s) of the author(s) should follow, with a two-line spacing, the
name of the speaker should be underlined.
The affiliation (name and address of the organization/university should
follow, as well as the E-mail of the speaker. If applicable, the home page
URL of the speaker should also appear.
The abstract itself should contain only regular alphanumeric symbols (No
Greek letters etc.).

The abstract should be E-mailed to:
Joe van Zwaren
Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport
Phone: (+972) 2-5411140 56 – 231 139
FAX: (+972) 2-5811624

Abstracts Deadline: 17 October 2002

The abstracts booklet will be distributed to the symposium participants
and to the public and be posted on the website of the Institute for Applied

Fees and Method of Payment:

There are no registration fees for the Conference.
For further information, please contact:

On Scientific Aspects
Marks Robert, S.
Chairman, Organizing Committee
POBox 653, Beer-Sheva, 84105
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Phone: (+972) 8-6477182 ; (972) 50-383236
Fax: (+972) 8-6472857

On Administrative Aspects
Mrs. Beky Zanglevich, Head, Conference Unit
P.O. Box 49100
91490 Israel
Phone: (+972) - 2 - 5411122
Fax: (+972) - 2 - 5824022

The enclosed registration and hotel reservation forms should be returned
in advance to:
Mrs. Beky Zanglevich, Head, Conference Unit
P.O. Box 49100
91490 ISRAEL
Phone: (+972) - 2 - 5411122
Fax: (+972) - 2 - 5824022
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                       Bi-National France-Israel Symposium


Enabling Nano-& Micro-Technologies in Biotechnology
                The Paradise Negev Hotel, Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL
                             October 30-31, 2002

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                                     Tentative Program
                           Second announcement and call for Posters

                                               INSTITUTE DAY


                             The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

              Bi-National France-Israel Symposium
    on Enabling Nano- and Micro-Technologies in Biotechnology

                                   Venue: Building 38; seminar room

                                           October 31, 2002


08:30-open    Front desk next to seminar room, Building 38.


09:00-09:15   Jimmy Weinblatt, Rector, Ben-Gurion University
              Pierre Porcher, French scientific attaché
              Hagit Messer-Yaron, Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Science, the Arts and
              Shoshana Arad, Head Institute for Applied Biosciences

                                                Plenary speakers

Chairman:     Meir Wilchek (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot)

09:20-09:50   Itamar Willner (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
              Magnetobioelectronics: from immuno- and DNA-sensors to ultra-sensitive
              detection of cancer cells

09:50-10:20   Christian Amatore (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
              Monitoring oxidative stress bursts at the single cell level
                               Modifying and analyzing the nanoscopic world

Chairmen:            Avraham Parola (Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva)
                     Joel Sussman (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot)

10:20-10:40          Aaron Lewis (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
                     Optical patch clamping: integrating NSOM with confocal imaging

10:40-11:05          Didier Chatenay (Univeristé Louis Pateur, Strasbourg)
                     Investigation of the folding of a single RNA molecule

11:05-11:20          Levi Gheber (Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva)
                     Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) imaging, altering and measuring forces on
                     biological samples

11:20-11:45          David Ben-Simon (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
                     Unbraiding DNA with topoisomerases

11:45-12:55          Lunch buffet

                                                  Poster Viewing session
Chairman:            Levi Gheber

 Gisin et al.        Laser sensor of sub-micron displacements
 Ionescu et al       Enzyme nanolithography
 Konry et al.        An innovative strategy for receptor protein immobilization onto an ITO coated optical fiber using
 Lavi et al.         Dynamic nano-clusters on cell membranes
 Marks, et al.       Indium-tin-oxide-coated fiber-optic immunosensors
 Marks et al.        Photochemical attachment of bio-molecules onto fiber-optics for biosensor construction
 Oz et al.           Automatic analysis of nanometer-size membrane protein clusters
 Polyak, et al.      RecA-lux fiber-optic biosensors to genotoxicants
 Rapaport et al.     Designed amphiphilic peptides aimed at controlled interactions with cell membranes
 Stolyarova et al.   Porous silicon as a nanostructured host for crystallization of proteins
 Taha et al.         Protein printing with a nano-fountain-pen
 Teff et al.         Direct measurement of forces applied by cilia
 Yavin et al.        Hydroxamic acid based ruthenium bipyridyl complexes as probes for reactive oxygen species (ROS)
                     and their application in photocleavage of DNA
                                  Applying nanoscopic technologies

Chairmen:     Amihai Freeman (Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv)
              Yael Nemirovsky (Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa)

13:00-13:25   Joseph Zyss (École Normale Supérieure, Cachan, LPQM)
              Passive and active polymer based devices for information technologies: a pool
              of opportunities for photonic integration in future generations of biochips.

13:25-13:40   Hanna Rapaport (Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva)
              Design and characterization of peptide assemblies at interfaces, towards
              tailoring functionalities at nanometer scale precision.

13:40-14:05   François Amblard (Institut Curie, Paris)
              Microscopic dynamics of an intracellular morphogen:
              the ezrin-actin skeleton studied by non-linear optical microscopy and FRAP

15:00-15:15   Robert S. Marks (Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva)
              The application of electrochemistry on indium-tin-oxide-coated fiber-optics

15:15-15:45                                      Happy hour
                Lobby of The Institute For Applied Biosciences, at the invitation
                of Prof. Gabi Ban-Dor, director of the Institute for Applied Sciences.

15:45-16:10   Yong Chen (CNRS, Marcousiss)
              Polymer based nanodevices for microfluidic applications

16:10-16:30   Sabine Szunerits (Centre d'Energie Atomique, Grenoble)
              Tapered and Chemically Modified Imaging Fibers for Nanodevices

16:30-16:55   Shlomo Yitzchaik (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
              Interfacing neurons and molecularly modified electronic devices

16:55-17:15   Laurent Thouin (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
              Mapping micrometric dynamic concentration profiles near a reactive

17:15-17:30   Daniel Mandler (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
              Studying lateral charge propagation at mono and multilayers of
              polyaniline films by the scanning electrochemical microscope (secm)

              Debate: Bio-Nanotechnology for Internal Diagnostics and Therapeutics
                                       in real time".

Chairman:         Rami Rahmimoff, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health

17:30-17:45       Lecture: Gabi Iddan (Given Imaging Ltd.)
                  Capsule endoscopy: present-future

17:45-19:30      Panel: Gabi Iddan, Yoram Shapira (TAU), Uri Banin (HUJI),
                 Amiela Globerson (BGU), Yoram Palti (Technion), Avraham Shanzer (WIS).

19:30             Adjourned

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