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Posted: October 8, 2008

AFM Forum and Workshop in Ireland

(Nanowerk News) The Nanoscale Function Group, University College Dublin, and Asylum Research are pleased to sponsor the 2008 AFM Forum and Workshop.The Forum is organized for scientists to share and exchange their cutting-edge research being carried out in both materials and life sciences.The instrument workshops are designed so attendees can “ask an expert” and receive tips and tricks while receiving instruction on the AFM.The Forum is an ideal venue for novice and veteran AFM researchers as well as those looking to enter the field.
The Forum will be held 20-21 November 2008 at University College Dublin, Ireland in the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research.
Invited Talks
The lecture sessions include invited and submitted talks from some of the leading AFM researchers in their field. Invited speakers include:
  • Lyuba Belova, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research, US
  • Sonia Contera, Oxford University, UK
  • Patrick Gunning, Institute of Food Research, UK
  • Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Anika Mostaert, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Fausto Sanz, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Philipp Thurner, University of Southampton, UK
  • Gleb Yakubov, Unilever, UK
  • Equipment Workshop
    Applications Scientists will instruct small groups of three researchers on a specific AFM topic. Instruction will be carried out on the MFP-3D™ AFM. Attendees may sign up for two workshop topics.
    Tentative topics include:
  • Cell imaging
  • Fluid imaging of fibrils/lipids
  • Force pulling
  • Dual AC Mode
  • Electrical Characterisation
  • AFM basics
  • IGOR Pro
  • Please indicate the topics that you are interested in when registering. A final schedule of workshop sessions will be sent to all registrants at the end of October so each may select the specific date and time of the workshops they wish to participate in. Note that workshop topics listed above may change based upon demand.
    Source: Asylum Research