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Scanning Tiny Biology (Barcelona, SPAIN)

December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Scanning Tiny Biology  is a workshop dedicated to life sciences and nanomedicine applications of Scanning Probe Microscopies (SPM). These techniques provide quantitative information from local and single-molecule measurements, unveiling signatures that are normally obscured by the ensemble average in bulk experiments. With SPM, specific biological mechanisms can be elucidated, providing novel solutions for healthcare.

This meeting will give an overview on advances in the field through keynote presentations and discussions, joining national and international experts. Topics include the study of biophysics of molecules, membranes and cells combining imaging and spectroscopy measurements.

Who should attend? Chemists, physicists, biologists, biophysicists and nanotechnologists and any other curious scientist.



 9:30 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 – 11:00 Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and electrochemical SPM for life science applications
Christine Kranz, Universität Ulm (UUlm)
11:00 – 11:30 Electric polarization of macromolecular complexes by Scanning Dielectric Microscopy
Gabriel Gomila, Universitat de Barcelona(UB)-Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:30 Spatiotemporal organization of biological membranes using nanophotonic tools
María García-Parajo, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)
12:30 – 13:00 Mechanism of blocking and unblocking of the pore formation of the toxin lysenin regulated by local crowding. A Biological AFM study
Ignacio Casuso, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Staring into single protein activity: A big help from a tiny tip
Paolo Facci, Istituto di Biofisica CNR (ibf-CNR)
15:00 – 15:30 Bio-inspired Single-molecule Junctions
Ismael Díez-Pérez, King’s College London


December 12, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Baldiri Reixac 4-8
Barcelona, Spain


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