The Japanese Society of Microscopy has announced that Park Systems Japan will
be the sponsor for its upcoming AFM Bio-Imaging Forum.
Set to take place at WINC AICHI (room 1303) in Nagoya on Tuesday, December
27th, 2011, the forum will invite leading Japanese scientists and researchers
who apply state of the art AFM techniques to study biophysics, biochemistry, and
cell biology. The topical meeting will cover studies of a wide range of
biological objects from protein and molecule to tissue and cell, including
evaluation of the mechanical property.
"Park Systems is a significant player in the AFM industry," says Prof. Jiro
Usukura of Nagoya University, chairman of the Kansai chapter. "We are very
excited to work with Park Systems and hold this important topical meeting for
The forum will be divided into two sessions. In the first session, Prof. Ando
of Kanazawa University, Prof. Ogino of Yokohama National University, and Prof.
Yamada of Kyoto University will talk about AFM imaging of protein and
biomolecule dynamics. The second session will invite four renowned users of Park
Systems' XE-Bio, Prof. Usukura of Nagoya University, Prof. Ushiki of Niigata
University, Prof. Okajima of Hokkaido University, and Prof. Sokabe of Nagoya
University, who will present unique bio-imaging results of live cells in liquid,
in vitro, with AFM and scanning ion conductance microscope (SICM). Especially
Prof. Sokabe will discuss about SICM's significance for studies of nanoscale
electrophysiology and its future. Also, Dr. Sang Joon Cho of Park Systems will
summarize the recent progress of bio-imaging using AFM/SPM.
"A serious discussion forum to share the current state of bio-imaging studies
by AFM has been long overdue, especially in Japan," says Dr. Mineharu Suzuki,
General Manager of Park Systems Japan. "It is our pleasure to help more active
communication among researchers at the forefront of AFM-based bio-imaging. "
For more information or to register for the AFM Bio Imaging Forum, visit the
website at http://www.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp/bio or contact [email protected].