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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.