Routine Spectroscopy in Analytical Labs

Mai 14, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific will host a series of free informative seminars on routine spectroscopy in the analytical laboratory. This seminar will explain the range of spectroscopic techniques currently available for use in the quality control or analytical laboratory. The essential theory of Infra-Red, Near-Infra-Red, Raman and UV spectroscopy will be covered, together with how to select the best technique for a given process or application. The seminar is aimed at scientists and analysts looking to commission, expand or replace spectroscopic analytical capabilities in their laboratory.
Dates are:
June 2, 2009 – Hemel Hempstead, UK
June 3, 2009 – Leeds, UK
June 4, 2009 – Edinburgh, UK

Attendance is free of charge. For registration visit:


Euro Atomic Force Microscopy Forum

April 27, 2009

Asylum Research, in conjunction with IMETUM, Nano Initiative Munich, and Atomic Force F&E, announces the 2nd Euro AFM Forum to be held at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany, July 1-3, 2009. The event is a conference for AFM researchers to share their cutting-edge research for both materials and life science applications. The forum will combine invited and contributed talks from leading European researchers as well as instructional workshops on AFM equipment. Workshop topics include cell imaging, imaging in liquids, force spectroscopy, electrical characterization and more.
Participants are invited to submit their best AFM image for the Forum Image Contest. An iPod Nano will be awarded for the best image that represents innovative science and has the „cool“ factor. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2009.

Surface of a Chestnut. DC mode in air. Taken by Thomas Gutsmann, Research Center Borstel, Germany

Surface of a Chestnut, DC mode in air. Taken by Thomas Gutsmann, Research Center Borstel, Germany (participant of the 2007 event).

Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

April 15, 2009

PicoQuants 7th Short Course on Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy, taking place from Nov. 9-12, 2009, in Berlin, Germany is intended for individuals wishing an introduction of the basics of fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences. The course is held in cooperation with Dr. J.R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore. It will focus on time-resolved spectroscopy applications (i.e. measurements on bulk samples). Registration deadline is Aug. 31, 2009.

Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy

März 26, 2009

For the 15th time now, PicoQuant is hosting the International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultrasensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences. The workshop will take place from Sep. 15-18, 2009 in Berlin-Adlershof, WISTA campus, Germany. Topics that will be covered during the talks and a poster session are: Fluorescence Lifetime Correlation Spectroscopy (FLCS), Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE) and Stimulated Emission Depletion Spectroscopy (STED), two-photon excitation, new and robust fluorophores such as quantum dots, metalfluorophore interactions, analysis of living cells, investigation of protein folding and biological function studies of macromolecules and Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).

European Biophysics Congress

März 24, 2009

The 7th European Biophysics Congress will take place in Genoa, Italy from July 11-15, 2009. The congress is organized on behalf of the Italian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA) and the European Biophysics Societies Association (EBSA). It address to representatives from academic and industrial institutions.

Conference topics include:

1. Single molecule biophysics
2. Lipid biophysics
3. Folding/unfolding of proteins
4. Multiscale simulation
5. Chromatin, nucleosomes and molecular machines
6. Glycobiophysics
7. Biomolecular self-assembly
8. Photosensory biophysics
9. Structure-function relationships (channels, pumps, exchangers)
10. Live cell imaging
11. Protein-ligand interactions
12. Membrane microdomains and signalling
13. Biological motility and molecular motors
14. Interaction and recognition of DNA
15. Biomaterials and drug delivery
16. Single molecule fluorescence
17. Imaging and spectroscopy
18. Fluorescent proteins
19. Solar energy conversion and photosynthesis
20. Statistical, soft matter and biological physics
21. Condensed colloidal phase in biology
22. Ion channels in channelopathies and cancer
23. RNA world
24. Stem cells


Seminar on Raman Spectroscopy

März 9, 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific will host a free of charge informative seminar on the increasingly popular and implemented Raman spectroscopic technique. The seminar will be held on April 23, 2009 in Hemel Hempstead, UK. It is aimed at scientists looking to expand their analysis capabilities in either routine or research laboratories. Attendees will have the opportunity to see Raman systems in operation and the opportunity to ask questions about specific applications. For registration please visit:

International Nanoscience Conference

Februar 16, 2009

Veeco Instruments has announced it will host the seventh „Seeing at the Nanoscale“ conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), July 28-31, 2009. The conference provides a forum for academic and industrial scientists to share information and exchange ideas on advanced nanotechnology topics, ranging from novel imaging approaches and unique material characterization to combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) with other technologies, such as confocal microscopy and raman spectroscopy. This year there is also a special session on emerging AFM markets, such as energy generation, storage and conservation.