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Invited Speakers

Call for Abstracts


Image Contest

Instrument Demonstrations

Program

Registration

Venue and
Travel

Hotel Accommodation

Map

Contact and
Organizers

Sponsors

 

 

 

 


Euro AFM Forum 2014

Georg-August-University Göttingen
March 17-19, 2014

The Euro AFM Forum is organized as a venue where researchers can share and exchange cutting-edge AFM research in both material and life science disciplines. The conference offers attendees three days of lectures by international keynote speakers, lectures selected by the conference committee, and a poster session and image contest. The Forum also features live equipment demonstration sessions where attendees can learn about new AFM technologies, “ask an expert,” and receive tips and tricks. The Euro AFM Forum is recommended for both experienced AFM users as well as for those scientists who wish to learn more about how AFM can contribute to their research.

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Invited Speakers and Their Talks

  • Andrei Kholkin, University of Aveiro, “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy: a window into nanoelectromechanical phenomena in bioorganic materials.”

  • Wouter Roos, VU University Amsterdam, “How strong is a virus? Imaging and manipulation of viruses by AFM”

  • Josef Käs, Leipzig University, “Are biomechanical changes necessary for tumor progression?”

  • Toshio Ando, Kanazawa University, “Filming biomolecular and cellular processes by high-speed AFM.”

  • Fernando Moreno-Herrero, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, “AFM volumetric methods and characterization of Rep - DNA interactions in the plasmid replication origin.”

  • Arnaud Caron, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, “Structural and nanomechanical properties of (amorphous) metals by atomic force microscopy.”

  • Lukas Eng, Institute for Applied Photophysics, Technical University Dresden, “Domain & domain wall peculiarities in ferroics.”

  • Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, Santa Barbara, “Recent instrumental advances in Atomic Force Microscopy technology.”
     

Call for Abstracts and Poster Session

We are accepting abstracts for both presented talks and posters. Deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2014. Please include your last name and the title of your abstract in the word or pdf file name.

Submit your abstract here.


Image Contest

Enter your best AFM image in the Forum image contest. The image that best represents innovative science and has the “cool” factor will be awarded with a special prize. Please include your last name and image subject in the jpg or tiff file name.

On-line submission is now closed. If you wish to enter an image, please email it directly to Justyna Sliwa.


Instrument Demonstrations

Expert AFM scientists will instruct small groups of people on a variety of AFM topics. The demonstrations will be conducted using Asylum Research MFP-3D™ and Cypher™ AFMs. Indicate the topics that you are most interested in on your registration form. Your instrument demonstration schedule will be sent prior to the meeting.

• High resolution and fast scanning AFM
• blueDrive™ photothermal excitation; imaging in fluid
• Cells/ cell mechanics/ force measurements
• Nanomechanics techniques
• Electrical characterization
• Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

*Please note session topics may be changed or added.


Program

Monday, March 17th, Half Day
• Registration and welcome
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Evening program - “Science Meets Jazz”

Tuesday, March 18th
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Poster session and image contest
• Evening program, “Castle Dinner”

Wednesday, March 19th, Half Day
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations


Registration

Early Registration
• €260 faculty/industry/post doc
• €120 students

After February 1
• €300 faculty/industry/post doc
• €150 students

All prices plus VAT (zzgl. MwSt. 19%). The conference fee covers all lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and workshop participation.

Register here


Venue and Travel Information

Georg-August-University Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Travel

By air

The nearest airports to Göttingen are Hannover
Airport (HAJ) and Frankfurt (Main) Airport (FRA).
From Hannover Airport take the S-Bahn train to Hannover Hauptbahnhof and from there the ICE train to Göttingen (Travel time: about 1 hour). From Frankfurt (Main) Airport there are direct ICE train connections to Göttingen (travel time 2 hours).

By bus/train/taxi
Take the ICE train from Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.
From Göttingen station (Bahnhof: ZOB), either take a taxi (about 15 euros) or bus lines: 8 (direction Weende-east), 12 (direction Holtenser Berg) or 51 to the north campus (stop Tammannstrasse or
Goldschmidtstrasse). Timetable & Tickets

By car
For the GPS use: the North Campus at Friedrich- Hund-Platz 1 (formerly Tammannstraße 1).You will find the Euro AFM forum directly at your left.


Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodations at reduced rates can be booked through the Göttingen Tourists Office.


Contact

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company
Hauptstrasse 161
DE-68259 Mannheim
www.AsylumResearch.com/EuroForum
Tel: +49 -621-762117-0
Fax: +49-621-762117-11
Conference organizer: Justyna Sliwa

Organizers

Third Institute of Physics - Biophysics
Dr. Florian Rehfeldt
Dr. Iwan Schaap
Georg-August University Göttingen
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, DE-37077 Göttingen

The Institute for Materials Physics
Prof. Cynthia A. Volkert
Institute for Materials Physics
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1

University Website
Georg-August University Göttingen


Map


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Sponsors

 

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