Second Annual Engineering in Medicine Symposium a Success!

The Graduate Forum

July 25, 2011

By Kelly E. Michaelsen

Recently a group of nationally and internationally renowned experts in biomedical imaging, therapeutics and nanotechnology convened in Hanover, joining local experts and graduate students at the Engineering in Medicine Symposium. This is the second year of the event and the focus this year was redesigning cancer imaging and therapy.

The first day of the conference, Monday July 11th, was devoted to molecular imaging, using signals from small fluorescent probes or antibodies in order to learn about the underlying tissue. After all the talks, a poster session took place in the atrium of the Thayer School of Engineering. Many graduate students presented their research at this event. “It was a really neat opportunity to have so many top scientists come over and express interest in the work I have been doing,” said Jenn Demers, a graduate student at Thayer.

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