This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
As the human, pathogen, and plant biospheres intersect, the need for advanced sensing and bioanalytics grows. In an interconnected world capable of large data processing, there is a strong desire to collect myriad data across many scales and environments for a variety of applications involving human health and our environment. Sensors are the critical element that links the system we wish to learn about with outputs that can be understood, processed, and analyzed. In this highly interdisciplinary conference, the week will progress through cutting edge topics that span from the smallest nanoscale elements in molecular recognition and intracellular sensing, to human scale wearable/implantable devices, to large scale environmental monitoring in agriculture and our environment. The audience for this conference are those from many research backgrounds, including chemistry and physics, to life sciences and agriculture. Participants from industry, entrepreneurs, clinicians, and practitioners are an integral part of translating cutting edge technology into the field. Students, young investigators, and established experts will come together to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in sensing and analytics at the interface between biology and devices. We firmly believe that the best resolutions to today's pressing problems in bioanalytical sensing will be solved by inclusive teams with diverse points of view to drive innovation and creative solutions. Thus, we aim to promote equality and diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin throughout the week and during a Power Hour discussion.