Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM) announces its AFM in Biology Class to be held October 21-23, 2009 in Santa Barbara, California. The class is open to all Atomic Force Microscopy users that want to increase their knowledge of AFM in biology and life sciences. This world-renowned class, now in its 11th session, combines lecture with hands-on sessions for personal instruction and interaction with the Asylum technical staff.
"We cover all the essential AFM topics that biologists need and want to learn about - from sample preparation to advanced imaging and force measurements," said Dr. Irène Revenko, Applications Scientist and class director. "The breadth of AFM experience of our staff is unsurpassed - both our President and CEO participate and class attendees have access to all of our scientific staff. The class is fun, with a good mix of lecture and equipment time."
Commented Dr. Yael Dor of Oxford University, Nov. 08 student, "I wanted to thank everyone deeply for the wonderful course you offered to us. You all did a remarkable job in all areas! The oral lectures were very enriching and fruitful and the workshops were very teaching and offered a variety of issues that contributed to all of us. I think that each one of us can implement and correlate things that have been taught during the workshops into our research - I surely can. It seems that everyone in your company was involved in this course and it was extraordinarily important that we have come to meet many people who were expert in their domain. I am especially grateful for your sincere willingness to help each of us and the time and energy you spent with me to help, explain, guide and think together about my results. But above all you shared with us your love of the AFM, which couldn't possibly be ignored, and gave us an insight to a very special company."
The three day course is held twice a year. Topics include sample prep, force measurements, and imaging DNA, proteins, lipids and live cells. The Asylum Research MFP-3D AFM is used exclusively for the hands-on sessions. Class size is limited. A PDF of the registration form can be downloaded here.