Biosensors and Force Measurements in Living Cells
Ninth Offering: May 16th – 19th, 2017
Presented by: Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation (CISMM)
- Theory and use of the application of forces to cells, and the measurement of responses to forces, using fluorescence-based biosensors, a combined Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) – optical microscope system combined with vertical light sheet, and UNC’s magnetic tweezers system
- Tuesday/Wednesday morning lectures: overview of mechanisms of force generation in cells, and analysis of applied forces at the molecular and cellular level; optical microscopy using FRET based biosensors and light activated signaling molecules
- Tues/Wed/Thursday afternoon labs: hands on experiments using AFM, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, and magnetic force systems on live biological samples
- Thursday/Friday Morning Lectures: Image Analysis using ImageJ/FIJI for quantifying microscope data (presented by Teng-Leong Chew, HHMI Janelia Research Campus)
KEY NOTE TALK: TBN
Who Should Come?
- Students, post docs, faculty or industry personnel with some experience with Biology and Microscopy. No force measurement experience required
Instructors: Richard Superfine, Klaus Hahn, Teng-Leong Chew, Michael Falvo & Tim O’Brien
Fee: $300 (includes lab supplies, light breakfasts and snacks, and Keynote Dinner)
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (served by Raleigh-Durham Airport)
NOTE: Applications will be kept in order and we will notify you of acceptance based on space availability. There are 12 seats available for this year of the workshop.
Hotel information can be found here.
Please contact Cassandra Houston at email@example.com or (919) 962-4057 with questions.