ATIP Report Abstracts 2003: Part 3
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2003 ATIP REPORT ABSTRACTS: Part 3 (March)
A typical ATIP Report is in two parts, one public portion, and one subscriber portion. The following is the titles of the reports published in March 2003 (see the rest at the URL above or in this series on the GLOCOM Platform).
- ATIP03.010 : Bio-Molecular Motor Research in Europe
- ATIP03.011 : Bio-nanotech at Intl Congress on Bio and Medical Engineering
- ATIP03.012 : Biological and Chemical Defense Research in India
- ATIP03.013 : European Fuel Cell Developments for Mobile Devices
- ATIP03.014 : GCC 2002 and Grid Computing in China
- ATIP03.015 : Japan's Biotechnology Strategy Council
- ATIP03.016 : Bioinformatics in India
- ATIP03.017 : Academic MEMS Research in Taiwan
2. ABSTRACTS OF YEAR 2003 ATIP TECHNOLOGY REPORTS
Date: 4 March 2003
ATIP03.010: Bio-Molecular Motor Research in Europe
ABSTRACT: The present report summarizes bio-molecular motor research activities in various European countries, including in the UK, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Date: 6 March 2003
ATIP03.011: Bio-nanotech at Intl Congress on Bio and Medical Engineering
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes key papers related to bio-nanotechnology that were presented at the International Congress on Biological and Medical Engineering (ICBME 2002), held in December 2002 in Singapore.
Date: 11 March 2003
ATIP03.012: Biological and Chemical Defense Research in India
ABSTRACT: Biological and chemical defense research activities in India have been part of a program to establish indigenous technological capabilities in nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense systems. This report describes recent research activities on biological and chemical defense in India, citing examples of ongoing projects and technologies that these efforts have yielded.
Date: 13 March 2003
ATIP03.013: European Fuel Cell Developments for Mobile Devices
ABSTRACT: This report provides an overview of European activities in micro fuel cell development (fundamental research activities in public institutions as well as industrial development) for mobile electronics applications. Activities of the most active European participants involved in the field are briefly described.
Date: 18 March 2003
ATIP03.014: GCC 2002 and Grid Computing in China
ABSTRACT: GCC 2002, the first international workshop on grid and collaborative computing, was held in Hainan Island, China, on December 26-28, 2002. This report summarizes the conference and provides insights on grid research and development in China.
Date: 20 March 2003
ATIP03.015: Japan's Biotechnology Strategy Council
ABSTRACT: Created in the summer 2002, Japan's Biotechnology Strategy Council (BTSC) is an advisory committee attached to the Prime Minister's Office. Modeled after the country's IT Strategy Council, the Biotechnology Strategy Council is presently drafting a set of recommendations to the Japanese government on promoting life sciences and biotechnology R&D. An explicit goal behind the creation of the council was to provide for a platform to coordinate government R&D initiatives in the field of life sciences and develop a strategic vision for the life sciences sector in Japan. This report provides an overview of the Council and its recent activities.
Date: 25 March 2003
ATIP03.016: Bioinformatics in India
ABSTRACT: Since its inception, India's Bioinformatics program has been formulating research programs in areas such as molecular biology, protein engineering, fermentation technology etc. Further, the government's Department of Biotechnology has awarded a US$120 million contract for a supercomputer-based network to link eleven bioinformatics centers and provide researchers with access to genomics and proteomics databases. Scientists are working to develop annotation and other genomics data products and to offer bioinformatics services to international clients. India is expected to contribute to bioinformatics at world-class levels. With its large resource pool of molecular biologists, statisticians, and software programmers, the country is well positioned to obtain a fairly large share of this new market. With these strengths, there is a high investment opportunity in the Bioinformatics field. The present report describes current bioinformatics research in universities, public funded laboratories, as well as in some companies, and discusses some of the challenges faced by the bioinformatics sector in India.
Date: 28 March 2003
ATIP03.017: Academic MEMS Research in Taiwan
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes recent academic MEMS research in Taiwan. The strategy of the government is to integrate education with research and identify key focus areas to encourage academic MEMS research. Thus far, this strategy appears to be effective for MEMS development in Taiwan. Three regional MEMS centers of excellence were established with local universities to focus on three core subjects. A list of recent academic research projects and their findings is also provided in the present report.
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