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!
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 4 May 2018
You can now submit your abstract to this meeting. We are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
- Please ensure you submit the abstract as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF
- Please ensure that you indicate your preference for a submitted talk or poster presentation
- Abstracts should be approximately 300-500 words in length
- Please include the title, all authors and their affiliations and indicate the presenting author
- You may include images or diagrams where appropriate
- You may also include references or keywords
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. Refreshements 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.
Application of SICM to measure contraction, rhythm and calcium dynamics of cardiomyocytes
Dr Stefania Rapino
Universita' di Bologna
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
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.
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.
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