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Force Measurement and Manipulation in Biological Microscopy

Learn the theory and techniques of measuring forces in biological samples
Eighth Offering, will not be held in 2014
Presented by
Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation
An NIH NIBIB Biotechnology Resource Center
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speaker: TBN

Simulated view of magnetic bead ttached to a cilium being pulled by UNC’s unique 3D force microscope.

Simulated view of magnetic bead attached to a cilium being pulled by UNC’s unique 3D force microscope.

Course Content:

  • Afternoons will be spent in the CISMM laboratories with attendees using Atomic Force Microscopy and nanoManipulation, laser tweezers, and 3D magnetic force systems on live biological samples.  This will include tutorials on Fibrin Mechanics, Microfluidics,  and Live Cell Mechanics (see tutorial lab write-ups here).
  • Theory and applications in force measurement of combined AFM-optical microscope, optical laser trap microscope, and UNC’s unique 3D Force Microscope.
  • Overview of mechanisms of force generation in biology and consequences at molecular and cellular level.
Overlay of data from light microscope and AFM. Quantum Dot labels on fibrin fibers move apart (yellow arrows) showing stretching of the fiber when manipulated with the AFM tip (position shown with blue arrows).

Overlay of data from light microscope and AFM. Quantum Dot labels on fibrin fibers move apart (yellow arrows) showing stretching of the fiber when manipulated with the AFM tip (position shown with blue arrows).

Who Should Come?

  • Researchers interested in forces in cell cultures, cells, biophysical fibers, cytoskeletal components, and single molecules, such as DNA.
  • graduate students in biology or physics, or industry personnel wanting to understand the forefront of force measurements.
  • Individuals with an undergraduate education in science and some experience with biology.

Instructors: Professors Richard Superfine, Michael Falvo, Russell M. Taylor II, and Timothy O’Brien

Fee: $775 (includes lab supplies)

Location: Chapel Hill, NC (served by Raleigh-Durham Airport)

Presented with support from : The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NIH National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Center for Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation, The UNC Roadmap Executive Committee for the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, and Asylum Research

To apply, contact Cassandra (919)-962-4057.

Registration is closed.  If you missed out, contact us in the fall of 2013 to register for 2014!

UNC-CH Event Registration index.cfm

NOTE: Applications will be kept in order and we will notify you of acceptance based on space availability. There are 18 seats available for this year of the workshop.

Hotel information can be found here.

Please contact Cassandra Houston at houstonc@physics.unc.edu with questions.

Directions and local information can be found here.

2012 Carolina Workshop on Forces and Measurement and Manipulation in Biological Microscopy