Best Poster Award
This award is presented by Bruker, the single platinum sponsor of the AFM Biomed Conference, to the outstanding poster presenter. The winner receives a certificate and a commemorative gift from Bruker.
First place: Sigetaka Nishiguchi, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
"Visualization of binding processes and cluster formation of cadherin using high-speed atomic force microscopy"
Second place: Sabrina Horn, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
"Imaging of cohesin dynamics during DNA loop extrusion by high-speed atomic force microscopy"
Third place: Irma Custovic, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
"The impact of the transmembrane mucin and dietary tannins on the electrical properties of the oral mucosal pellicle studied
by Scanning Microwave Microscopy (SMM/AFM)"
Young Investigator Award
The award is presented by Wiley, which publishes a special issue of papers related to the AFM Biomed Conference, to a young researcher for an outstanding oral presentation. One winner is selected per session.
Imaging: Kenichi Umeda, Nano Life Science Institute (WPI NanoLSI), Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan
"High-Speed AFM Study of Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes"
Force: Nelmary Roas-Escalona, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
"Adhesie properties of coacervating Silk-mussel protein"
Cellular & Tissue Mechanics: Constanca Caldeira Junior, The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), 08028 Barcelona, Spain
"Mechanical Biomarkers of Pulmonary Fibrosis Assessed by AFM"
Technology & Theory: Christian Ganser, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
"HS-AFM force mapping of living bacteria"
Young Researcher Travel Award
To encourage the participation of AFMs and young researchers, the organizing committee provides up to 10 people with travel assistance of up to USD 500 for this award. The winners were selected by abstracts and motivation letters.
Irma Custovic, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France
You-Rong Lin, WPI Nano Life Science Institute, Graduate school of Frontier Science Initiative, Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, Japan
Nelmary Roas-Escalona, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
Klara Strobl, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Universidad Aut noma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Misato Iwashita, Developmental Disorders and Rare Diseases Research Group, Korea Brain Research Institute, Daegu, Republic of Korea
Yuzhen Feng, Moleculaire Biofysica, Zernike Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Samuel Leitao, Laboratory for Bio- and Nano-Instrumentation, EPFL, Switzerland
Jonathan Roth, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Xiaobin Yao Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) and Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany