Systems, the leading nanotechnology solutions partner of nanoscale measurements
and systems for both research and industry and The Institute for Molecules and
Materials(IMM) at Radboud University, are co-organizing the workshop for Ion
Conductance Microscopy, to be held at Radboud University, June 24th, 2010.
This workshop of invited and contributed talks will cover the recent advances
in live cell measurements using Ion Conductance Microscopy (ICM) techniques,
as well as the state of the art SPM studies of various biological systems. The
meeting will also include an equipment lab for demonstration of the XE-Bio and
various ICM imaging techniques.
Detailed information on the agenda, presentations, and registration can be
found at here.
Major topics to be covered include:
- Live cell Measurements by ICM
- Investigation of electrolyte-nonconductor interfaces by ICM
- Studies of the dynamics of membrane formation and destruction by ICM
“Cell is a fundamental building block underlying all biological systems.
Countless efforts have been made from various fields of science and technology
to better understand this complex system. With the existing research tools available
today, it has been difficult, if not impossible, to perform nanoscale studies
of single living cells, said Dr. Ryan (Young-kook) Yoo, the Vice President of
Global Sales & Marketing at Park Systems.
He also mentioned, “Now, we are opening a new chapter in the study of
live cells using Ion Conductance Microscopy (ICM). This technological advancement
may provide a unique and unprecedented opportunity in single live cell studies
by enabling targeted localized stimulation and non-destructive monitoring of
cellular activity heretofore inaccessible to other analytical techniques. The
goal of this workshop is to build a network of scientists centered on the applications
of ICM and to promote dissemination of theoretical knowledge, experimental protocols,
and novel technique development in this rapidly growing area.”