By combining infrared spectroscopy with atomic force microscopy-based (AFM-IR), it is possible to perform chemical analysis and compositional mapping with a spatial resolution down to 10 nanometers — significantly below standard optical diffraction limits. This makes the technique ideal for use to unravel the structure of functional and pathological protein self-assemblies and the structure of single protein molecules.
Our speakers examine the origins of, recent advancements in, and wide range of possible applications for this technique, drawing from their research and experiences across a wide variety of disciplines including materials science, life science, and astrochemistry. This workshop features talks on the use of AFM-IR to study:
Alexandre Dazzi, Université Paris-Saclay, Institut de Chimie Physique
Tom Vincent, the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. Francesco Simone Ruggeri, Wageningen University
Dr. Suzanne Morsch, Research Fellow, AkzoNobel Laboratory for Corrosion Protection in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester