AFM BioMed Conference

AFM Biomed Summer School

First European Summer School on Theory and Practice of AFM in Life Sciences and Medicine

Marcoule -France 28 August - 3 September 2008


The AFM Biomed Summer School offers an introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy in Life Sciences and Medicine for Ph.D student, post-docs or young scientists. Lectures in the morning are complemented by hands-on experiments in the afternoon.
There are about 16 places for students doing hands-on experiments. These places will be given preferentially to European students. Participants are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter. AFM beginners are welcome.

The registration fee for the AFM Summer School is 650€ for academics including: the training divided into 6 different thematic sessions (more than 20 hours of courses), hands-on experiment, lunches, refreshments, accommodation and social event.

Tentative list of speakers and topics
Jean-Pierre Aimé (Bordeaux France): AFM Theory and Principles →JPA_abstract
Terri Camesano (Worcester, MA) Quantifying Bacterial Adhesion Through AFM Force Spectroscopy → TC_abstract
Yves Dufrêne (Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium): Nanoscale surface properties of microbial cells → YD_abstract
Jordi Hernandez-Borrell (Barcelona Spain): Nanomechanics and Nanostructure of monolayers and bilayers → JBH_abstract
Heinrich Hörber (Bristol UK): Cells and Nanoparticles →HH_abstract
Frank Lafont (Lille France): Cell elasticity → FL_abstract
Christian Le Grimellec (Montpellier France): Membranes Biomembranes Biofilms → CLG_abstract
Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet (Montpellier France): Reconstituted Systems → PEM_abstract
Daniel Navajas (Barcelona Spain): Probing mechanical properties of living cells with AFM →DN_abstract
Pierre Parot (Marcoule France): Past Present and Future in AFM → PP_abstract
Olivier Piétrement (Villejuif France): DNA DNA-protein complexes →OP_abstract
Jean-Luc Pellequer (Marcoule France): AFM Structural Biology → JLP_abstract
Pierre-Henri Puech (Marseille France): Using AFM to detect molecular interaction of cells → PHP_abstract
Simon Scheuring (Paris France): Structure and Assembly of membrane proteins in native membrane by AFM → SS_abstract
Peter Schön (Dourdan France): AFM instrumentation → PS_abstract