AFM Biological Applications Course

August 28 - 30, 2018 | Santa Barbara, CA

Tuesday - Thursday, August 28 - 30, 2018
112 Robin Hill Road, Santa Barbara, CA


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DAY 1 | DNA & Live Cell Imaging

DAY 2 | PeakForce QNM on Bio Samples

DAY 3 | Force Spectroscopy

(Optional: upon request, you may also stay on Friday to have more hands-on practice)

Course Objectives

This class will focus on biological applications using AFM. It includes both theory sessions and lab sessions. In the lab sessions, students can practice each technique on Bruker AFMs. Students are welcome to bring their own samples to practice on.


The first day session will focus on how to do high-resolution imaging of DNA, including sample preparation, probe selection, and scanning parameter optimization. 


The second day session will talk about how to image live cell samples. Some standard live cells will be provided for lab practice during class.


The last day session will focus on how to use AFM to measure mechanical property of soft biological samples.



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Daily lunch is included.
Individuals are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

* One free seat for platinum service contract customers. Bruker also offers a 20% discount to actively enrolled students, extended warranty customers, or second seat of platinum service contract customers.