Posted: December 18, 2009

Asylum Research and Atomic Force F+E Offer First European AFM in Biology Class in February

(Nanowerk News) Atomic Force F&E and Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM) announce the first European AFM in Biology Class to be held February 23-25, 2010 at Atomic Force Corporate office in Mannheim, Germany. This world-renowned class, held at Asylum Research in Santa Barbara for the past six years, is open to all Atomic Force Microscopy users that want to increase their knowledge of AFM in biology and the life sciences. The class combines lecture with extensive hands-on sessions for personal instruction and interaction with the Asylum and Atomic Force 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 Dr. Irène Revenko, Applications Scientist and class director. “I am very excited to be teaching the lessons and experiments that we’ve done for so many years in Santa Barbara here in Europe at the Atomic Force facility. The class is fun, with a good mix of lecture and equipment time.”
Commented previous class attendee Dr. Yael Dror of Oxford University, “You all did a remarkable job in all areas! I am especially grateful for your sincere willingness to help each of us and the time and energy you spent with me to help, explain, guide and think together about my results. But above all you shared with us your love of the AFM, which couldn’t possibly be ignored, and gave us an insight into a very special company.”
This comprehensive three day course covers all major topics for AFM in biology, including sample prep, force measurements, and imaging DNA, proteins, lipids and live cells. The Asylum Research MFP-3D™ AFM is used exclusively for the hands-on sessions. Class size is limited.
Source: Asylum Research