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AFM in Single Cell Adhesion and Mechanics

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20 Jun 2012
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
JPK Instruments AG
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Claudia Böttcher
Bouchéstrasse 12

Measurement of cellular adhesion and cell elasticity are coming more into the focus of research activities in cell biology and interface science. AFM offers a closer look into the molecular scale and can be used to measure interaction forces and mechanical properties from single molecules to cells. The measurement of adhesion forces and elasticity characteristics offers a new perspective, especially in interface research. The two day course will provide the participants with an overview of single cell force spectroscopy in cell biology and material science. Both the theoretical background and the practical hands-on skills for single cell force spectroscopy experiments will be covered. The course includes lectures with leading scientists from the field and a session which gives you the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas to provide new impulses for your research.