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The 17th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling was held July 6-10, 2014 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. Poster prizes were co-sponsored by Biointerphases and A*STAR. Open Access fee waivers were given to the two first-prize winners and the second-prize winner.

First Prize
Jaimys Arnott, The University of Melbourne, Australia, "Armour from Air - The Plastron as an antifoulant"
He Zhang, Nanjang Technological University, Singapore, "Self-Healing Coating Based on Diisocyanate Loaded in Glass Bubbles"

Second Prize
Alessio di Fino, Newcastle University, UK, "Influence of Surface Chemistry on Footprint Protein Secretion and Settlement Behaviour of B. Amphitrite and B. Improvisus Cyprids"

Third Prize
Holly Sweat, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, "Roughness-driven Benthic Diatom Attachment and its Application to Ship Hull Microfouling"

AVS Biointerphases Young Scientist Award Winners

scientist The 74th International IUVSTA Workshop, Focus on the Blood-Biomaterial Interface: Surface Analysis meets Blood Compatibility was held November 3-7, 2014 in Fréjus, France. AVS and Biointerphases were proud to sponsor Young Scientist Awards. Congratulations to these fine young scientists selected from amongst several excellent presentations!

First Prize
Paola Pellicani
Plasmore, srl, Ranco, Italy and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
“Local analysis of adsorption kinetics through devices based on plasmonic enhanced Au cavity arrays”

Honorable Mention
Taranjit Singh
University of Nottingham UK
“A highthroughput strategy for the discovery of next generation biomaterials”

AVS Biointerphases Award Winners

The Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science—Engineered Biomolecular Interfaces was held June 15-20, 2014 at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy. Stefan Zauscher, conference chair, reported this was an exceptionally successful meeting. Awards proudly sponsored in part by AVS and Biointerphases were given to the following researchers:


  1. 1. Kaylin McMahon, Northwestern University, USA
  2. 2. Jeremy Sanborn, University of California, Davis, USA
  3. 3. Mario Rothbauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria


  1. 1. Hudson Pace, Chalmers University, Sweden
  2. 2. Si Young Choi, SunMoon University, South Korea
  3. 3. Job Boekhoven, Northwestern University, USA

Junior Faculty
Myung-Han Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Biointerphases Announces In Focus Issue on Plasma Medicine

plasma This In Focus issue will be dedicated to the science and technology of plasma medicine, a term that is used to encompass the applications of reactive gas plasmas in medicine and biology. Biointerphases is soliciting all articles, fundamental and applied, that will highlight recent major breakthroughs, progress, and challenges in the following topics: (i) medical treatment with discharge plasmas, (ii) plasma modification of surfaces or biological media including decontamination and sterilization, (iii) biological response to plasma treated liquids, solids and surfaces, (iv) plasma sources, diagnostics, sensors and modeling associated with applications of gas discharges in medicine and biology. The In Focus issue on Plasma Medicine will be the June 2015 issue of Biointerphases, however manuscripts will be published online promptly after review and acceptance.

Biointerphases Announces In Focus Issue on Bio Surface Analysis


This In Focus issue will feature new developments and recent applications of surface analysis of biological and biomaterial interfaces. Biointerphases is soliciting all articles, fundamental and applied, that will highlight recent major breakthroughs, progress, and challenges of surface analytical methods. The topics will include but are not limited to XPS, SPM, SIMS, mass spectrometry, and imaging of cells, tissue, and biomaterial surfaces.

Women in Nano blog

“Dr. Anna Belu, Biointerphases new editor, talks about her inspirations to become a scientist”
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

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