Join us and our guest speakers for expert-led, exclusive presentations and live Q&A exploring their work and the latest techniques and applications of BioAFM and NanoIR in life science and biomedical research. Topics of interest will include:
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM CEST | 25 MINUTES
Natalia Piergies, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Institute of Nuclear Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM CEST | 25 MINUTES
Aaron Elbourne, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Science
RMIT University, Australia
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an advanced multi-parametric imaging technique that enables the 3D imaging of the surface topography of living biological samples in the nm-range, the characterization of nanomechanical properties, and the visualization of structural changes occurring at the molecular level. Nanoscale Infrared (NanoIR) spectroscopy and imaging measures spatially varying physical and chemical properties with nanoscale spatial resolution in samples as diverse as polymers, thin films, monolayers, and biological materials.
Our guest speakers will provide insights into their work using these techniques and speak on exciting applications in the field of life science and biomedical research. Dr. Natalia Piergies will speak on the use of nanoscale IR spectroscopy and imaging to study and improve drug delivery systems using drug/metal nanocarriers. Dr. Aaron Elbourne will speak on combining BioAFM with high-resolution imaging techniques to investigate virus-like particles (VLPs), nanoparticle-cell interactions, and cell-virus adhesion.
Natalia Piergies, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Physics of Complex Systems, Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
Aaron Elbourne, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Science, RMIT University