RMS SPM Meeting
Scientific Organisers: Paolo Actis (University of Leeds), Lorna Dougan (University of Leeds), Laura Fumagalli (University of Manchester), Andrew Lee (University of Leeds), Simon Connell (University of Leeds)
UK SPM 2018 represents an exciting opportunity to explore the latest developments in scanning probe microscopies. From the study of calcium dynamics in cardiac cells to the electrical imaging of graphene and 3D printing at the nanoscale, we aim to showcase the diversity of the state of the art in SPM techniques.
The meeting encompasses 4 sessions providing a broad cross section of the latest SPM techniques and applications within; living systems, advanced materials, instrument development and nanomechanics. The participation of early career researchers is strongly encouraged.
The SPM Meeting is held annually and provides an excellent forum for the community to meet and discuss the latest advances in the field. With an exhibition alongside organised social activities, it is one of the best events in 2018 for scanning probe microscopy users, for PhD students and well-seasoned microscopists alike!
Registration is now open!
Early registration will close on Friday 8 June.
Abstract Submission Closed: Friday 11 May 2018
If you have any questions about abstract submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be 4 workshops running on Sunday 24 June at the University of Leeds, prior to the meeting beginning on Monday 25 June. Workshops will begin at 1400 and finish at 1800. Refreshments will be provided.
These workshops will be hands-on sessions aimed at Students and Post Docs.
The workshops that will be hosted are as follows:
1. Single molecule force spectroscopy
2. Scanning ion conductance Microscopy
3. Near field imaging (THz-AFM)
4. High resolution imaging of DNA nanostructures
A maximum of 12 participants can attend each workshop and each workshop will run twice in the afternoon. Each workshop session will last two hours.
During online registration, each participant will be asked to select a workshop for each of the two sessions.
Functional Imaging of Living Cells in Cancer Research by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
Dr Stefania Rapino
Universita' di Bologna
Stefania Rapino is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna in Physical Chemistry. She is actively working in the field of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) applied to living cell research. Using her interdisciplinary approach and SECM she gave an insight in the study of cancer metabolism, cell respiration, cancer redox balance, Warburg effect at single cell level and some applications of nanotechnology in cancer.
FluidFM technology for 2D patterning, 3D printing, and single-cell biology
"Force-controlled single-cell perturbation"
Dr Tomaso Zambelli
Tomaso Zambelli is an expert of Scanning Probe Microscopies (STM and AFM). He directed the development of the FluidFM, a force-controlled pipette based on microchanneled AFM cantilevers. In these last years, he assessed FluidFM applications in different fields from single-cell manipulation to additive manufacturing of metallic microstructures.
Nanomechanics of living cells
"Nanomechanical imaging and modeling of biological systems with SPM"
Prof. Ozgur Sahin
Columbia University, US
In Sahin Lab, we investigate biological systems that function under physically extreme conditions like short timescales, confinement to nanoscale regions of space, and high pressures. A significant portion of our efforts goes into the development of new experimental methods that allow observation of biomolecules, cells, and small organisms under these extreme conditions.
Atomic Resolution imaging at surfaces and interfaces
"A one-eyed man in the atomic land of the blind"
Prof. Adam Foster
Prof. Adam Foster is leader of the Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale (SIN - physics.aalto.fi/sin) group in the Department of Applied Physics at Aalto University. The SIN group has extensive experience in simulations on a wide variety of materials, particularly insulators, and including studies of metallic nanoclusters, molecular adsorption and reactions on insulating surfaces. In general, from the working on many collaborative projects with experimentalists, the SIN group is very experienced in linking simulations to experiments.
Nanoscale electrical and magnetic imaging of nanomaterials and nanodevices
"Local functional studies of 2D materials and heterostructures"
Dr Olga Kazakova
Olga Kazakova received her Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics from Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Science in 1996. She is an author of above 140 peer-refereed publications and had above 130 presentations at scientific conferences, e.g. above 50 invited talks and seminars. She was a recipient of the numerous national and international awards, including Intel European Research and Innovation Award (2008), NPL Rayleigh Award and Serco Global Pulse Award (2011). She is a Fellow of Institute of Physics.
Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting or exhibition areas. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event.
Standard registration with one night's accommodation: £395
RMS member registration with one night's accommodation: £350
Student registration with one night's accommodation: £195
Additional accommodation for Sunday night: £47
Standard registration: £295
RMS member registration: £250
Student registration: £145
Sunday Workshop: £50 for full day
Registration is now open!
The meeting is likely to start at 10.00 on 25 June and finish at 17.00 on 26 June.
The meeting will be held at the University of Leeds. Accommodation will be provided on-site and can be booked during the registration process.
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT, UK
If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Chloe Goode.
Acutance Scientific /BLG Vantage
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Crosscourt is written by BLG-Vantage and represented across Europe by Acutance Scientific Ltd..
See also in situ tensile and heating stages from Acutance Scientific/TSL Solutions KK at our booth.
For almost 50 years Bruker has been driven by a single goal: to provide the best technological solution for each analytical task. Today, worldwide, more than 4,000 employees in over 90 locations on all continents work towards this enduring vision.
Bruker’s drive to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions remains constant, evidenced by the many product lines that lead their respective markets. With one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of scientific instrumentation available under one brand, the Bruker name is synonymous with excellence, innovation and quality.
At Hitachi High-Technologies our primary goal is to provide customers with powerful, dependable and easy-to-use microscope solutions for the advancement of science & engineering. Our technologically advanced solutions in SEM, TEM and FIB are developed through a long-term commitment to research and development, drawing upon the resources of the whole Hitachi group.
By employing recognised pioneers and developing long term partnerships with world-renowned authorities in electron microscopy, we are able to provide unique technologies which push the boundaries of science. Our Tabletop Microscope is making electron microscope capabilities accessible to all, whilst key technologies such as cold field emission and Cs-correction are making ultra-low voltage imaging in SEM and atomically resolved imaging and analysis in TEM/STEM a practical reality.
Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd
1959-2009 Celebrating 50 years of scientific excellence and innovation.
Oxford Instruments celebrates over fifty years which have seen a number of “world’s firsts”, technology breakthroughs and innovative new products.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Oxford Instruments and is the driving force behind its growth and success. There is now a continuous flow of new ideas driven by the demands of the markets and the focus on developing commercially successful products.
Find out more about Neaspec here.
Nu Nano Ltd
NuNano is a UK-based company specialising in the design and manufacture of probes for atomic force microscopy and cantilever-based sensor devices. Building on over 30 years of experience in atomic force microscopy, proprietary microfabrication processes enable NuNano to manufacture AFM probes with the tightest dimensional tolerances in the market at present. Furthermore, NuNano is passionate about providing AFM users with the best possible customer service, from the first time you visit our website to storing your probes after a successful day on the microscope.
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We would also like to thank IOP Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group for sponsoring an Early Career Researcher Presentation Prize.
IOP Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group
Find out more here.