Featuring special guest speakers alongside a panel of Bruker application experts from across Europe, the program includes both detailed presentations and live demonstrations highlighting the features, capabilities, and practical use of these tools. Attendees can expect to gain new insight into the novel experimental designs and applications made possible by combining FluidFM with Bruker’s BioAFMs.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an advanced multi-parametric imaging technique that enables the 3D imaging of the topography of biological samples in the nm-range, the characterization of their nanomechanical properties, and the visualization of interactions and structural changes occurring at the molecular level.
The FluidFM (Fluidic Force Microscopy) technology features microchanneled, force-sensing cantilevers with microfluidic pressure control. They enable the handling of femtoliter volumes, precise pressure control (0.1mBar), and can be used as nano-syringes to extract cell material or inject fluids into singles cells or tissues.
The seamless combination of FluidFM with Bruker’s BioAFMs opens the door to a host of novel experiment designs and applications. It enables a broader range of force control, the use of microfluidics for single-cell manipulation applications, and accurate positioning combined with perfect optical integration for observation and control.
Dr. Cécile Formosa-Dague, Ph.D., TBI, INSA de Toulouse, will speak on her work developing novel harvesting methods for microalgae, a promising resource for biofuel production, using the AFM and FluidFM Technologies.
Dr. Mirko Vanetti, Cytosurge AG, will speak on the growing field of applications for the FluidFM technology, and outline examples of how the technology can support CRISPR, neurobiology, and virus research.
With introduction and closing remarks by Carmen Pettersson, Marcom Manager EMEA, Bruker BioAFM
Cécile Formosa-Dague, Ph.D., CNRS Researcher, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI), INSA de Toulouse, France
Mirko Vanetti, Ph.D., Cytosurge AG, Switzerland