Record Turnout at JPK Instruments’ 4th Workshop “Scanning Probe Microscopy in Life Sciences”

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Berlin-based NanoBiotechnology company, JPK Instruments, held their fourth international workshop „Scanning probe microscopy in Life Sciences“ on October the 13th, in conjunction with the Charité University Medicine Berlin. This one-day workshop, which has been established as a key event for the life science SPM community, enjoyed a record turnout this year. More than 120 scientists and experts from all over the world came together at the Virchow Clinic in Berlin to discuss the newest trends in the application of scanning probe microscopy in the fields of biological and medical research.

A number of renowned researchers presented their recent results in a series of high quality lectures. These talks covered topics from established application of SPM in the measurement of surface topography with highest resolution to innovative new methods, such as the application of SPM to the study of cell adhesion and the combination of SPM with advanced optical analysis such as fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Further topics addressed using SPM, such as cell motility, manipulation of biomolecules and nanomechanics, were presented in the poster session. Once again, the posters and talks illustrated the whole range of present applications of SPM, as well as the potential for this microscopy technique to answer particular questions in the field of life sciences.

The workshop will be held again next year, presumably in October. Specific information and the abstracts of all contributions can be found on the web site at


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