This application is a request for primary and secondary funding support for a conference entitled "X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy (XFM) in Biology" to be held at Northwestern University Medical School (downtown campus), Chicago, IL on August 9 and 10th 2013. The mission of the conference is to allow current users of XFM and similar microscopy techniques to exchange data and ideas and at the same time to popularize the use of XFM in biology and medicine and grow a pool of investigators using XFM technique;we expect this will increase the yield of cutting edge research on metallic nanomaterals, metallic imaging agents, metalomics, and studies of effects of environmental pollutants including radionuclides, heavy metals, and nanomaterials. The majority of NIBIB funds requested are for sponsoring student/post-doc travel and poster awards.

Public Health Relevance

X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy (XFM) is a technique uniquely suited for investigation of elemental content in biological, medical and environmental samples;thus, information obtained by XFM could benefit many aspects of human health. In order to increase knowledge about XFM among biomedical scientists we will organize a conference about biological applications of XFM. We request funds to attract students and postdoctoral participants to attend the conference and become a base for a pool of young investigators using XFM.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13EB017630-01
Application #
8597884
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZEB1-OSR-B (M2))
Program Officer
Lopez, Hector
Project Start
2013-06-01
Project End
2014-05-31
Budget Start
2013-06-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$7,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Northwestern University at Chicago
Department
Radiation-Diagnostic/Oncology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
005436803
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60611