Professor Dan Luo



Dept. of Biological and
Environmental Engineering
Cornell University
226 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853




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1. Plenary Speaker, Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) Annual Conference, Greenville, South Carolina, April 2016
2. DNA nanotechnology meets plasmonics workshop, Bad Honnef, Germany, Dec 2015
3. Sino-USA Synthetic Biology Symposium, Tianjin, China, Dec 2015
4. Tenth Annual Conference of Sino-US Nanosymposium, Wuhan, China, June 2015
5. Gordon Conference on Nano Agriculture, Waltham, MA, June 2015
6. Synthetic Biology Symposium, Tianjin, China, Dec 2014
7. Keynote Speaker, Materials Today Asia, Hong Kong, China, Dec 2014
8. The 1st International Synthetic Biology Symposium, Beijing, China, Sept 2014
9. Third DNA Nanotechnology Workshop, Suzhou, China, May 2014
10. Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, DNA-Based Nanotechnology: Digital Chemistry, Dresden, Germany, May 2014
11. Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champion, IL, May 2014
12. Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, April 2014
13. Department of Soil and Crop Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Mar. 2014
14. Institute for Sustainable Sciences and Development, Hiroshima University, Higashihiroshima, Japan, Dec. 2013
15. Plenary Speaker, the 1st International Symposium on Multi-Omics and Nano Biotechnology for Human Disease Research, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 2013
16. Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Oct. 2013
17. Plenary Speaker, the 3rd International Soft Matter Conference, Rome, Italy, Sept. 2013
18. Keynote Speaker, The 7th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles, and Nano-Bio (BAMN2013), Jeju Island, South Korea, Aug 2013
19. Keynote Speaker Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting (CRS), Honolulu, HI, July 2013
20. Molecular Robotics Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, July 2013
21. Plenary Speaker, the 29th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Drug Delivery System (JSDDS), Kyoto, Japan, July, 2013
22. International Conference on Materials and Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore, July 2013
23. Foundation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Annual Conference (FNANO13), Snowbird, UT April 2013
24. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, March 2013
25. SemiSynBio Workshop, Boston, MA, Feb., 2013
26. Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Agriculture Nanotechnology Center, Beijing, China, Jan 2013
27. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of Singapore International Symposium, Singapore, Jan 2013
28. TB-Alliance China-NIH joint workshop, MDR-TB Conference Beijing, China, Jan 2013
29. 36th Annual Symposium of the University of Michigan Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center, Anne Arbor, Michigan, Oct 2012
30. Joint NSRC Workshop on Nanoparticle Science, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, Nov 2012
31. Harvard University/Wyss Institute, Boston, MA, Oct 2012
32. Leading lecturer. The 2nd Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery ( SIPCD 2012), Suzhou, China, Sept 2012
33. 244th ACS Annual Meeting, Symposium "Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications”, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012
34. MACRO 2012: 44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress: Enabling Technologies for a Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy World, Virginia Tech, VA, June 2012
35. 7th Sino-US Nano Forum, Xiamen, China, June 2012
36. Gates Foundation POC Diagnostic conference, Seattle, WA, May 2012
37. Materials Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 2012
38. Dept. of Bioenginering, Washington University, Seattle, WA, April 2012
39. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, March 2012
40. Covidien, North Haven, CT, Jan. 2012
41. Plenary speaker, Second Nano Today Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, Dec. 2011
42. NIH-USDA joint workshop on nutrition delivery, Bethesda, Maryland, Nov. 2011
43. Jülich Soft Matter Days, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany, Nov 2011
44. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Conference, New Delhi, India, Nov. 2011
45. 6th Sino-US nano forum, Changchun, China, July 2011
46. International Conference on Materials and Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2011), Singapore, June 2011
47. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011
48. International Food Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2011
49. International Advanced Drug Delivery Symposium, Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 2011
50. School of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, April 2011
51. 3rd Conference on Nanotechnology in Healthcare, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas, April 2011
52. Dept. of Chemistry, City University of New York, New York City, NY, April 2011
53. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Houston, Houston, TX, March 2011
54. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 2011
55. Molecular Materials Conference, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, Jan 2011
56. College of life sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, Jan 2011
57. Nano Technology Forum, Suzhou, China, Nov 2010
58. The 5th Society for Biological Engineering International Conference on Biological Engineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore, Aug. 2010
59. Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, June 2010
60. Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, June 2010
61. Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
62. Center of NanoAgriculture, Chinese Agriculture Academy of Science, Beijing, China, June 2010
63. Institute of Animal Husbandry, Chinese Agriculture Academy of Science, Beijing, China, June 2010
64. The 5th Sino-US Nano Forum, Suzhou, China, June 2010
65. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, May 2010
66. Silla University, Pushan, South Korea,, May 2010
67. The 6th Symposium of the LTS Academy “Unmet Needs in Personalized Medicines”, West Orange, NJ, May 2010
68. National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, April 2010
69. The 16th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences, Phoenix, AZ, April 2010
70. Bristol Myer Squibb, Trent, NJ, April 2010
71. Plenary speaker, Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, March 2010
72. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2010
73. School of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Feb. 2010
74. New York State Center of Excellence Series, University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, Feb. 2010
75. Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, Dec. 2009
76. University of Illinois Distinguished Speaker Series, Urbana-Champion, IL, Dec. 2009
77. Materials Research Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Dec. 2009
78. Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, U. of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Oct. 2009
79. Symposium on Basic Science Advances Driving Innovation in Nanomedicine, American Society for Nanomedicine, Potomac, Maryland, Oct. 2009
80. Nanobiotechnology Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Oct. 2009
81. Biomedical Engineering Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Oct. 2009
82. Nano Seminar Series, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, Sept. 2009
83. Workshop on Impact of Nanotechnologies on Agriculture and Food Systems: A Scoping Exercise for Assessment of Technologies and Societal Implications, Washington DC, Aug. 2009
84. Nano Today Conference, Singapore, Aug. 2009
85. Institute of Materials Research (IMRE), Singapore, Aug. 2009
86. College of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, July 2009
87. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Symposium M: DNA nanotechnology, Singapore, July 2009
88. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Symposium C: Drug Delivery, Keynote speech, Singapore, July 2009
89. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Symposium B: Biosensing and Bioimaging, Singapore, July 2009
90. Sigma, St. Louis, June 2009
91. Monsanto, St. Louis, June 2009
92. The 12th International Symposium of Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2009
93. International Workshop on Nanotechnology Enabled Sensors & Diagnostics, Dublin, Ireland, June 2009
94. Nanotechnology-enabled sensing workshop, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Arlington, VA, May 2009
95. Prostate cancer intercampus symposium, New York City, Jan, 2009
96. Chinese Academy of Science Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Suzhou, China, Dec. 2008
97. Nanobiology, Nanomedicine, and Innovation for Biotechnology Workshop, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 2008
98. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Nov. 2008
99. School of Pharmacy, University of Sao Paolo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Nov. 2008
100. Third International Symposium of Post-Graduation Research (SINPOSPq), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Oct. 2008
101. Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, Oct 2008
102. Ninth Annual Nanobiotechnology Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Oct. 2008
103. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität,Department of Chemistry, Münster, Germany, Sept. 2008
104. British Pharmaceutic Conference 2008, Manchester, UK, Sept. 2008
105. Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, Jul 2008
106. CIMTEC 2008; 3rd International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, Acireale, Sicily, Italy, June 2008
107. New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA, June 2008
108. Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2008
109. Fourth Annual PEGS, Difficult to Express Proteins, Boston, MA, April 2008
110. School of Pharmacy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, March 2008
111. Annual meeting of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), “Disruptive Technologies in the Life Sciences”, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 2008
112. PepTalk 2008, BuzZ session: “To Cho and Not to Cho”, San Diego, CA, Jan. 2008
113. The 5th International nanomedicine and drug delivery symposium, Boston, MA, Nov. 2007
114. Nanobiotechnology Symposium, Cornell University, Oct 2007
115. Materials Today Asia, Beijing, China, Sept. 2007
116. Zhejiang University, Sept. 2007
117. Chinese National Academy of Agriculture, Beijing, China, Sept. 2007
118. Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, Sept. 2007
119. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Aug. 2007
120. 4th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology (ICMAT), Singapore, July 2007
121. The 3rd World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) World Congress on Bioengineering, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2007
122. School of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 2007
123. Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, July 2007
124. Forest Products Industry Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 2007
125. SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 2007
126. Nanotechnology Symposium: from the Lab to the Marketplace. Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, April 2007
127. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, U. of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, March 2007
128. Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE), U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2007
129. 9th International Symposium by Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and 6th International Symposium by Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCIC-6), Singapore, Dec. 2006
130. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore, Dec. 2006
131. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Dec. 2006
132. Pfizer, Inc. San Diego, California, Dec. 2006
133. National Science Foundation Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Devices, Washington DC, Nov. 2006
134. Dept. of Plant Breeding, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Nov. 2006
135. Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, U. of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, Nov 2006
136. CRPP-CNRS, Bordeaux, France, Oct. 2006
137. DNA Supra-structure, Bordeaux, France, Oct. 2006
138. The 4th International nanomedicine and drug delivery symposium, Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 2006
139. Institute of Chemistry, China Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Oct. 2006
140. Dept. of Chemistry, Beijing University, Beijing, China, Oct. 2006
141. College of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Oct. 2006
142. Tsinghua-Cornell Nanotechnology workshop, Beijing, China, Oct. 2006
143. SJTU-Cornell Nanotechnology workshop, Shanghai, China, Oct. 2006
144. College of Agriculture and Biology, SJTU, Shanghai, China, Oct. 2006
145. Dept. of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, Sept. 2006
146. Dept. of Polymer Sciences & Engineering, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Sept. 2006
147. Molecular Aging Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2006
148. World Congress 2006 on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2006
149. Upstate Life Sciences Conference, Buffalo, New York, Aug. 2006
150. Micro Nano Breakthrough, Vancouver, Washington, July 2006
151. International Food Nanotechnology Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2006
152. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2006
153. CCMR Outreach Program, Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, Fishkill, NY, June 2006
154. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 2006
155. Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, May 2006
156. Particles 2006, Orlando, FL. May 2006
157. FNANO06, Snowbird, Utah, April 2006
158. Department of of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tuscon, AZ, March 2006
159. Department of Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Feb. 2006
160. Purina Lectureship, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Veterinary School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Jan 2006
161. Dept. of Polymer Sciences and Engineering, U. of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, Dec. 2005
162. Dept. of Microbiology, U. of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, Dec. 2005
163. Second Annual BioDefense and BioNanoMedicine, Boston, MA, Nov. 2005
164. Physiology, Biophysics, and Systems Biology Seminar Program, Weill Medical School of Cornell University, New York City, NY, Oct. 2005
165. MEDi 2005, Hartford, Connecticut, Oct. 2005
166. Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2005
167. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences, Stevenson Institute of Technology, Oct. 2005
168. Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Sept. 2005
169. New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) Emerging Technology Alliance Conference, Cortland, New York, Sept 22nd, 2005
170. Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Sept. 7th, 2005
171. America Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Aug. 28th. 2005
172. The First SJTU-CU International Conference on Biotechnology and Modern Agriculture, Shanghai, China, May 13th, 2005
173. World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, Orlando, Apr. 21st, 2005
174. Department of Food Sciences, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, Apr. 8th, 2005
175. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Nov. 4th, 2004
176. Nanobiotechnology Center Symposium 2004, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Oct. 8th, 2004
177. British Pharmaceutical Conference 2004, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom, Sept. 27th, 2004
178. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Sept. 2004
179. Nano Korea Symposium 2004, Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 23rd, 2004
180. Korea Intelligent Microsystem Center (IMC), Seoul, Korea, Aug. 24th, 2004
181. Workshop on DNA Supramolecular Assemblies, The University of Avignon-France and the U.S. Army Research Office, Avignon, France, May 5th, 2004
182. Department of Chemistry, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, March 2004.
183. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, Dec. 2003
184. Singapore Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore, Dec. 2003
185. Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2003
186. HuaZhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, Dec. 2003
187. National Planning Workshop: Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems, USDA, Washington DC, Nov. 18th, 2002
188. Board of Directors, Cornell Research Foundation, Inc. Ithaca, Oct. 2002
189. Singapore Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore, July 2002
190. Gene Delivery Workshop, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Piscataway, New Jersey, May 15th, 2002
191. Institute of Biological Engineering 2002 International Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisianan, Jan. 19th, 2002
192. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Anne Arbor, Michigan, April 5th, 2001
193. Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, March 20th, 2001
194. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Feb. 27th, 2001
195. Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Feb. 14th, 2001