Title: Applications of magnetic nanoparticles in the biosciences

Daniel H. Reich
Johns Hopkins University

Magnetic microparticles and nanoparticles are playing an ever-
increasingly important role in the biosciences. Recent advances in
magnetic nanostructure engineering are now enabling the design and
fabrication of magnetic nanoparticles that can be tailored for a
variety of specific applications from cell separation to magnetic
resonance imaging. I will provide an introduction to to this rapidly
developing field, and will describe and will describe selected
examples including cell manipulation, DNA transfection, and
experiments that probe the non-local contractile response of cells to
local forces, using magnetic nanowire-based soft actuator microarrays.