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Topics in Biomaterials

August 7 to August 20, 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106 USA

The International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) is organizing a residential, two-week summer school on Topics in Biomaterials from August 7 to August 20, 2005. The school will take place on the UCSB campus. The emphasis of the school will be to introduce the field of Biomaterials, including important concepts and frontier research areas. Fundamentals will be emphasized.

Topics to be covered in the School include biomineralization, actin and molecular motors, synthetic proteins, nucleic acid architectures, and membrane/lipid structures. Lecturers who have agreed to participate include:

Joanna Aizenberg Lucent Technologies
Deborah Fygenson UCSB
Jean-François Joanny Institut Curie
Michael Sheetz Columbia
David Tirrell Caltech


School Lectures are available for dowload here.

In addition, a number of UCSB faculty will present seminars. Opportunities will also exist for participants to discuss their current research.

We welcome applications for the Summer School from graduate (PhD) students, post doctoral fellows and early career faculty. Participants are expected to be actively researching biomaterials. Travel costs will be reimbursed to the extent possible; typically to the order of US$ 500 for US participants and US$ 1000 for participants from elsewhere. Local hospitality, meals, and housing will be provided. Activities will commence with dinner on August 7, and end with breakfast on August 20.

How to apply:
1. All applicants must complete the application form.
2. As a separate document, please submit one page addressing your researach interests, previous research experience, reason for wishing to participate in the activity and listing relevant publications.
3. Graduate students and post doctoral fellows should, in addition to the application and statement, have their research supervisor email a statement of how the Summer School might benefit the participant.

Please include your last name in each document's file name (e.g. smithstatement.doc). All materials can be sent as email attachments (word, RTF or PDF) to the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu. Please include "Biomaterials Summer School" in the subject line of your email.



Philip Pincus UCSB
Ram Seshadri UCSB
Joan-Emma Shea UCSB

ICMR Summer School on Topics in Biomaterials
International Center for Materials Research
MRL Building, University of California
Santa Barbara CA 93106-5121 USA
Phone: 805 893 5850 Fax: 805 893 8797

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu


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