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Materials for Agriculture

Materials for Agriculture

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Symposium Chair

Hongda ChenAn Update of Nano-biomaterials Research in Food and Agriculture System
Hongda Chen
National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Special Session - Novel Nano-Biomaterials in Agriculture and Food

Hongda ChenAn Update of Nano-biomaterials Research in Food and Agriculture System
Hongda Chen
National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kane JenningsAgricultural Nano-biomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion
Kane Jennings
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Kwang Cheol (KC) JeongEngineering and in vivo evaluation of chitosan-based nanoparticles as alternative antimicrobial agents to enhance food safety
Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Gregory R. ZieglerProduction and Use of Biopolymer Nano-Fiber Fabrics
Gregory R. Ziegler
Professor of Food Science, Penn State University, Co Founder, Persea Naturals LLC

USDA Special Session - Nano-biosensors and Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food and Diagnostics

This session focuses on recent advancements in the development of nanotechnology-enabled biosensors for applications in agriculture, food, water, soil and healthcare diagnostic sectors. The scope will include nanomaterials functionalized with novel bioreceptors and biomimics for enhanced interaction with target analytes. Nanoparticles, nanofilms, nanorods, and other nano-structures for effective transducing capabilities are also of interest. Novel forms of signal generation and their robust output will be important to a reliable sensing mechanism. New methods of measurements involving nanomaterials will contribute to wider applications. Submissions are also welcome in all aspects of synthesis, characterization, toxicity evaluation and exploration of new applications.

Vincent F. BraltsSession Chair
Vincent F. Bralts
Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Kaustubh D. BhaleraoA Novel Flow Cytometry Based Methodology to Characterize the Microbiome in Animal Systems
Kaustubh D. Bhalerao
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evangelyn C. AlociljaGlobal Validation of the Nano-enabled Biosensor for Rapid Diagnosis and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
Evangelyn C. Alocilja
Professor and Program Director, Michigan State University

Jenna RickusCellular design principles for biomimetic approaches to next generation biosensors
Jenna Rickus
Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

 

Symposium Sessions

Wednesday May 17

10:30USDA Special Session: Nanobiomaterials in Food & Agriculture
1:30USDA Special Session: Nano-biosensors & Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food & Diagnostics

Symposium Program

Wednesday May 17

10:30USDA Special Session: Nanobiomaterials in Food & Agriculture
Session chair: Hongda Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
10:30An Update of Nano-biomaterials Research in Food and Agriculture System (invited presentation)
H. Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, US
10:55Agricultural Nano-biomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion (invited presentation)
G. K. Jennings, M. Robinson, F. Mwambutsa, E. Gizzie, M. Armbruster, C. Simons, and D. Cliffel, Vanderbilt University, US
11:20Engineering and in vivo evaluation of chitosan-based Nanoparticles as alternative antimicrobial agents to enhance food safety (invited presentation)
Z. Ma, A. Garrido Maestú and K.C. Jeong, University of Florida, US
11:45Production and Use of Biopolymer Nano-Fiber Fabrics (invited presentation)
G. R. Ziegler and L. Kong, The Pennsylvania State University, US
12:10Engineered Core-Shell Cu particles demonstrate strong potential for plant disease control
M. Young, A. Ozcan, M.E. Myers, J.H. Graham, S. Santra, University of Central Florida, US
1:30USDA Special Session: Nano-biosensors & Nanomaterials for Agriculture, Food & Diagnostics
Session chair: Hongda Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30Session Chair Overview (invited presentation)
V. Bralts, Purdue University, US
1:55A Novel Flow Cytometry Based Methodology to Characterize the Microbiome in Animal Systems (invited presentation)
A.S. Dhoble, K.D. Bhalerao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
2:20Global Validation of the Nano-enabled Biosensor for Rapid Diagnosis and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases (invited presentation)
E.C. Alocilja, Michigan State University, US
2:45Scalable manufacturing of graphene-based biosensors functionalized with enzyme-nanoparticle bioconjugates for rapid, in-field pesticide monitoring
J.A. Hondred, S.R. Das, J.C. Breger, S.A. Walper, I.L. Medintz, J.C. Claussen, Iowa State University, US
3:05Nanoparticle-based enzymatic sensors – accessing enhanced activity
J.C. Breger, M.G. Ancona, S.A. Walper, C.W. Brown III, E. Oh, K. Susumu, J.N. Vranish, I.L. Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
3:25Label-free detection and photodynamic inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes using sensor-integrated packaging and food grade nanoparticles
P. Takhistov, P. Huynh, Rutgers University, US
3:45Biosensing for Determining the Microbial Safety of Environmental Waters
Y. You, S. Lim, S. Gunasekaran, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nano-Biomaterials in Agriculture
  • Sensors for Agriculture
  • Materials for Crop Protectant Delivery
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Biomass Technologies & Applications
  • Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Other

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