Prospects for the analysis of complex, beam-sensitive materials by transmission electron microscopy and associated techniques Thursday @ 9:45 AM
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In situ STEM characterisation of chemical reactions using 2D heterostructure liquid cells Friday @ 3:20 PM
Three Dimensional Electron Diffraction (3DED) considerations for small and beam sensitive materials and data. Thursday @ 2:35 PM
Chris is Principal Scientist at the electron Physical Science Imaging Centre, a UK national facility for aberration corrected electron microscopy. His current research focus is developing techniques for low dose, low energy electron imaging.
Novel imaging techniques enabled by direct electron detection Friday @ 9:05 AM
Dr. George Heath is a University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds in the School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Biomedical Sciences. His PhD work with Prof Stephen Evans and Dr Simon Connell investigated a range of lipid membrane and protein systems using atomic force microscopy (AFM) including actin assembly at membranes, protein diffusion and lipid phase behaviour. He remained in Leeds to perform postdoctoral research, moving across to the School of Biomedical Sciences to work with Prof Lars Jeuken designing bottom up approaches to mimic multi-layered membrane protein systems to understand the biological processes and exploit their properties for biotechnology applications. He then completed a second postdoctoral position in New York working with Prof Simon Scheuring at Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University. Here he developed and applied new high-speed AFM methods to study membrane proteins before returning to Leeds in 2019 to start an independent position as University Academic Fellow. His current research focuses on further developing high-speed AFM techniques to study the structural dynamics of complex single biomolecules on the sub nanometre scale to increase our understanding of diseases and improve medicine.
Developments in high-speed AFM to reveal µs-dynamics of unlabeled biomolecules Thursday @ 2:00 PM
Visualizing the dynamics at gas-solid- and metal-support-interfaces in heterogeneous catalysis Thursday @ 3:20 PM
Radboudumc University Medical Center, NL
Anat Akiva is an assistant professor (since 2019) in matrix calcification and the coordinator of the Electron Microscopy Center at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
After completing her PhD in Israel (2016), at the Weizmann Institute of Science on studying mechanisms of bone formation, she moved to the Netherlands where she worked in Eindhoven University of Technology on building a bone organoid. In her research Anat combines a variety of spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to understand the organic-inorganic interfaces that control mineralization in biology.
Her current research focus lies on the understanding of the mechanisms of pathological calcification and bone related diseases.
Unravelling the structural and biochemical anomalies in human osteogenesis imperfecta bone by correlating electron microscopy and Raman microspectroscopy Thursday @ 9:05 AM
Theoretical Toolbox for the Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces Thursday @ 11:50 AM
4D imaging of soft matter in liquid water Thursday @ 10:30 AM
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What differential phase contrast may tell us about edges, interfaces, soft matter and biological materials Friday @ 4:30 PM
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Momentum-resolved STEM: An interdisciplinary methodological platform for materials and soft matter characterization Friday @ 9:55 AM
Bio-Geo-Material Interfaces: from nano to global processes Thursday @ 3:55 PM
Peng Wang is a professor leading a Sub-atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Nanjing University, China. His research interests have been in developing and implementing aberration-corrected STEM imaging and EELS to characterize functional materials at atomic scales from two to three dimensions. His current work is focused on advancing iterative ptychography which provides high phase contrast in electron micrsocopy at low dose, giving a huge benefit for phase objects (such as organic matter). Previously he held different posts in several UK Institutions, including the University of Oxford, SuperSTEM at Daresbury and the University of Liverpool. He is a member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP) and a committee member of Chinese Crystallography Society (CCS), Chinese Electron Microscopy Society (CEMS) and Youth Committee of Chinese Materials Research Society (CMRS) and Chinese Physics Society (CPS).
High-Contrast Iterative Ptychographic Phase Imaging of Biological Objects Friday @ 10:30 AM
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Imaging soft-hard interfaces and small organic molecules on graphene Friday @ 2:00 PM