AFM BioMed Conference

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced that it will co-sponsor the first "AFM BioMed Conference, " to be held in Barcelona, Spain on April 19-21, 2007. This conference, the first of its kind, will be dedicated exclusively to life science applications, in order to investigate how atomic force microscopy (AFM) technology can solve relevant biological bottlenecks and provide innovative solutions for healthcare. The conference will link International academic and industrial experts in life sciences, being involved in AFM and related techniques in medical/biological studies.

The scientific committee includes the conference organizers: Pierre Parot and Jean-Luc Pellequer, CEA/DSV (Life Science division of the Atomic Energy Commission), France and Daniel Navajas, University of Barcelona, Spain; and the session chairmen Yves Dufrêne, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; Peter Hinterdorfer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria; Simon Scheuring, Curie Institute, France and Christian Le Grimellec, INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research), France.

The three day conference will be divided into four sessions, as follows Session I: Cells, Cellular Interactions; Session II: Single Molecular Recognition, Affinity, Unfolding Forces; Session III: High Resolution Imaging; Session IV: Model Membranes and Protein Membrane Interactions.

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