Sarah: The ICONN2008 conference is the hot and happening place to be this week. As well as over 700 registered Australian particpants, big international names in attendance include Clayton Teague (National Science and Technology Conference, USA), Don Eigler (IBM Amaden Research Center, USA) and Michael Gratzel (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland). Lots of talks have focussed on nanoelectronics, and the use of nanotechnology to develop new methods for energy generation and storage. As an immunologist in a past life, I have been particularly interested to hear about nano-vaccine research of several Australian insitutions. Stay posted to receive more news and views from ICONN2008!