13 Jul 2022

Prize-winners at AFM & SPM Meeting 2022 and Frontiers in Bioimaging 2022

Congratulations to all our winners from last week's meetings

The month of July got off to a busy start, with the RMS AFM & SPM Meeting 2022 and Frontiers in Bioimaging 2022 both taking place in the same week.

The latter event represented the Society’s first in-person only conference since the onset of Covid, with delegates eagerly descending on Edgbaston Park Hotel in Birmingham, UK.

The prize for Best Talk was awarded to Akaash Kumar, of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, for ‘Multispectral live cell imaging with uncompromised temporal resolution’

The poster prize went to Mollie McFarlane of the University of Strathclyde, for ‘Enhanced fluorescence from semi-conductor quantum dots excited at 280nm’.

Meanwhile the AFM & SPM Meeting 2022 was held over three days as a hybrid event, with attendees given the option of attending Day Two in person at Sheffield University.

Submitted posters were displayed virtually, and voted on throughout the meeting, with the winners announced at the end of the event.

First prize was awarded to Libby Holmes, for her poster titled ‘Using high resolution Atomic Force Microscopy to explicitly determine DNA topology’.

Our joint-second prize-winners were Harriet Read of the Universiy of Manchester, whose poster was titled ‘Effect of hydrophobic surfaces on the morphological and thermodynamic properties of supported lipid membranes’; and Anna Scheeder of the University of Cambridge, with ‘Altering the bacteria surface mechanics with rigid DNA self-assemblies’.

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Virtual RMS AFM & SPM Meeting 2022 prizes kindly sponsored by Nanosurf
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Frontiers in Bioimaging 2022 prizes kindly sponsored by The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology