august, 2014

20aug2:00 pm3:00 pmAFM for Life Science, Cell and Tissue Mechanics


Event Details

Guest speaker:
Nicholas Geisse, PhD
Applications Scientist
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc.

AFM has improved drastically over the past few years for higher resolution imaging of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, as well as for cell and molecular mechanics. For cell mechanics, AFMs are also used as mechanical probes, assessing the  mechanical properties of cells, tissues, and their microenvironments.This lecture will provide an overview of how atomic force microscopy can be used for these emerging applications. It will be followed by a discussion on instrumentation, techniques and present real-world results from groundbreaking research being done in the field.

*snacks will be provided

Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Wyss Institute Core Faculty member
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, SEAS


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


MIT Media Lab

75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02139