Webinar/Virtual Symposium - 27/05/2020 - Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy in Virology Research
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT)
An online virtual symposium sponsored by Oxford Instruments Asylum Research on Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy in Virology Research. The symposium will feature a panel of four leading researchers who will each describe the role of atomic force microscopy in their research projects into virus structure and function. Attendee participation and interaction will be encouraged with time for questions after each presentation and a panel discussion after the individual presentations. Though the current COVID-19 pandemic provides special motivation for this meeting, the threat posed by viruses to our well-being is an ongoing concern. The hope is to spark new ideas and inspire productive collaborations.
"Introduction to AFM Capabilities for Virology Research"
Sophia Hohlbauch, Senior Applications Scientist
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
"Icosahedral Viruses: Stress, Strain, and Time"
Bogdan Dragnea, Provost Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Indiana University – Bloomington
"Nanomechanics of the T7 bacteriophage"
Miklós Kellermayer, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Chair, Dept. of Physics and Radiation Biology
"AFM for Investigating the Processes Underlying Detection/Sensing of Viruses and In Vitro Tests of Antiviral Drugs"
Sonia Contera, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Physics
University of Oxford
"Imaging Viruses Capsids by Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy"
Neus Domingo Marimón, CSIC Distinguished Researcher
Institute Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
The panel of experts will address questions and comments from the attendees, moderated by Sophia Hohlbauch.