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The Future of Biosensing
A dialogue about gaming, interactive multimedia, arts and sciences

Biosensing is the conversion of biological processes into useful information. Incorporating "a variety of means, including electrical, electronic, and photonic devices; biological materials (e.g., tissue, enzymes, nucleic acids, etc.) and chemical analysis" biosensing produces signals to detect biological elements, using related technologies to convert these signals into readable data. From biomedicine to food production, environment to security and defense, biosensing addresses a rapidly growing industry in this field. What is more, the Netherlands is home to a number of scientists who are currently working on a number of biosensors, promising to come up with groundbreaking new technologies in all. For the "Future of Biosensing" a few of these scientists are going to share some insights of their work to describe how our future might be affected as a result of these developments.

Biosensors are already reflected and integrated in gaming, interactive multimedia as well as in conceptual art. We are opening the door for an interesting dialogue about these applications and scientific developments.


Davide Iannuzzi, Associated Professor, VU University Amsterdam
Fiber-top micromachined devices: biosensors on the tip of a fiber

Robert Shepherd, Founder, Eduverse
Virtual worlds and biosensors

Bert Mik, Scientist and anesthesiologist, Erasmus Medical Center
Towards bedside monitoring at the subcellular level

Christian Nold, artist, designer and educator
"Bio Mapping" - an exhibition

The conference language is English.



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It organises events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publishes findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Its goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society. We currently have more tan 4,200 members globally.

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the future of Biosensing

Thursday, February 11
, 2010
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15

Location:
Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam [Center of the Nieuwmarkt]
Full details of the programme can be found at:
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=807

This event is a collaboration between the Club of Amsterdam and Waag Society.


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