We are happy to announce the International PhD School on Application of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) in Life Sciences, Soft Matter and Nanofabrication to be held in Aalborg (Denmark), 26-30 Aug 2013.
The program includes lectures by expert in atomic force microscopy and bionanotechnology with specific emphasis on imaging of biological and soft-matter objects and application of advanced SPM techniques (Kelvin probe, EFM, elasticity and adhesion mapping and fast scanning AFM). Since biomolecules are not as robust as classical nanostructures, such as, for example, carbon nanotubes or metal nanoparticles, special precautions should be taken to avoid deformation of the molecules during the measurement.
The practical training will include deposition of various biomolecules, their AFM imaging and analysis of the experimental data as well as demonstration of advanced SPM modes available in new multi lock-in NT-MDT controllers. SPM equipment and training will be provided by NT-MDT Europe BV.
Participants who will take an active part in lectures, practial exercises, presentations, and submit a final report will receive School diploma and 3 ECTS points