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Posted: Sep 17, 2010

Asylum Research Offers AFM in Biology Class November 3-5, 2010

(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM) announces its AFM in Biology Class to be held November 3-5, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. The class is open to all Atomic Force Microscopy users that want to increase their knowledge of AFM in biology and life sciences. A new high resolution imaging lab on the Cypher™ AFM, the world's highest resolution AFM, has been added to the curriculum. This world-renowned class, now in its 12th session, combines lecture with hands-on sessions for personal instruction and interaction with the Asylum technical staff.
"We cover all the essential AFM topics that biologists need and want to learn about from sample preparation to advanced imaging and force measurements," said Sophia Hohlbauch, Applications Scientist. "The breadth of AFM experience of our staff is unsurpassed both our President and CEO participate and class attendees have access to all of our scientific staff. The class is fun, with a good mix of lecture and equipment time."
Commented former student Dr. Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, "It was such a wonderful experience at AR! Many thanks again for all the help and courtesy extended to me. I will for sure send my students to future Asylum Bio classes."
Flame Burgmann, CSIRO, Australia, also commented, "Thanks again for a great course, it really was very useful and gave us all some valuable information!"
The three day course is held twice a year. Topics include sample prep, force measurements, and imaging on DNA, proteins, lipids and live cells. Hands-on labs will be done on the MFP-3D™ Stand Alone, MFP-3D-BIO™ and now the Cypher AFM. Class size is limited.
Source: Asylum Research (press release)
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