AFM BioMed Conference


The AFM BioMed Summer School offers an introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy in Life Sciences and Medicine for PhD students, post-docs, young scientists and core facility technicians/engineers. Lectures in the morning are complemented by hands-on experiments in the afternoon.

There are about 25 places for students doing hands-on experiments. Participants are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter. AFM beginners are welcome.


Registration info:

    Fees: 690€ TTC for academics / 990€ TTC for industry

    Deadline: 31 May 2018



Registration site



Payment (3 alternative ways):

    - Bon de Commande (French participants only)

    - Bank transfer

    - By Credit Card --- Payment Guideline


Preliminary Program:


Lecturers/Trainers: Under Construction!

  • Lorna Dougan - University of Leeds (UK)
  • Georg Fantner - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Núria Gavara - Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • Jean-Luc Pellequer - Institut de Biologie Structurale/CEA Grenoble (France)
  • Laura Picas - Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier, CNRS (France)
  • Alessandro Podestà - Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
  • Johannes Preiner - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
  • Felix Rico - INSERM / Aix-Marseille University (France)


  • Nicolas Buzhinsky
  • Ignacio Casuso
  • Pierre-Henri Puech
  • Felix Rico


Practical Training: Under Construction!

Session: single molecule Force Spectroscopy




Session: High Speed AFM




Session: Cell Mechanics




Session: Conventional biomolecule AFM




Local Organizers:

  • Felix Rico
  • Ignacio Casuso
  • Pierre-Henri Puech
  • Nicolas Buzhinsky
  • Sophie Gall



    Meeting site: Luminy Campus, Marseille 13009 -  Campus Plan (pdf)

   Public transport: Bus connection between the Airport and the St Charles Train Station. At the train station take the Metro line 2, stop at
                             "Rond Point du Prado". Then take the bus N21 till Luminy (terminus).
                              Marseille public transport: 


    Accommodation: Cité Universitaire/Studinettes, Bât. B - Jul.23 - Jul.27; 5 nights covered by the inscription fees.

    Alimentation: Two meals per day (lunch and dinner).