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XIX. Linz Winterworkshop. Advances in Single-Molecule Research for Biology & Nanoscience

XIX. Annual Linz Winter Workshop
February 3 - February 6, 2017 Linz, Austria
Advances in Single-Molecule Research for Biology & Nanoscience


The Linz Winter Workshop will focus on biological single-molecule research and nanoscience, and include force and optical microscopy/spectroscopy techniques. This year, special sessions on nano-medicine, transmembrane transporters, nanopores, and high-speed atomic force microscopy will be organized. It is the aim to provide a common platform for industry and academia.

Important dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2016

Registration deadline: December 1th, 2016
Poster abstract deadline: December 1th, 2016

January 31 - February 2, 2017: Hands-on Winter School
February 3, 2017: Skiing Day & Workshop Registration
February 3 - February 6, 2017: Workshop

Registration for Linz Winter School is open.

Registration for Linz Winter Workshop is open.

Confirmed Invited Speakers



Univ. Tennessee



Univ. Bordeaux



MPI Göttingen

Mitchel John


Oak Ridge NL



Fu Berlin



CSIC Madrid



UCL London



MPI Martinsried



Pastuer Inst. Lille



Univ. Cracow



Univ. Bourgogne



Univ. Vancouver



Univ. Bristol



IBEC Barcelona

Joon Won


Potec Korea

Ana Paula


Univ. Porto



Univ. Bremen



TU Delft

Nuno Correia


Univ. Lisbon



Univ. Leiden



Univ. Kanazwa

Program outline

Get Together & Registration
Friday, February 3 - 7:00 pm

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Castle Dinner)
Saturday, February 4

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Conference Dinner)
Sunday, February 5

Monday, February 6 - (Talks continue until 6:00 pm)

Keysight Special
Saturday and Sunday during Poster Session

Watch quick scanning on biological samples – a few seconds per frame imaging! Individual demo slots will be available during the poster sessions – please secure your place at the conference registration desk!

Skiing Day
Friday, February 3

Hands-on Winter School (optional)
Tuesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 2

This is an optional school for young scientists and newcomers to learn single-molecule imaging techniques using atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Training sessions will include the following topics: Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy, Cell and Recognition Imaging, High-Throughput Screening with Single-Molecule Sensitivity, and Single-Dye Tracing in Cells.

Who should attend

Biophysicists, Pharmaceutical Research Scientists, Molecular Biologists, Structural Biochemists

Registration and fees

Hands-on Winter School - 200 €
Early Bird Registration - 180 €

This is the optional session from January 31 (starting at 9 am) to February 2 (closing at 6 pm). Fee does not cover accommodations or meals.

Skiing Day -- Fee for transfer and ticket on a self-cost basis.
This is an optional event on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Workshop - 390 €
Early Bird Registration - 370 €

This is an all-inclusive rate that covers:
• registration
• abstract book
• social events (incl. conference dinners)
• lunches

...from Friday evening, February 3, 2017 through Monday evening, February 6, 2017.
Fee does not cover accommodations.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 15th, 2016
Final deadline for registering is December 1th, 2016

How to proceed for conference registration:

Click on "Registration" in the upper left corner menu. Choose your preferred option (Main Conference or/and Winterschool) and add it to the cart.
Choose a accomodation from the Hotel list. (Accomodations are not included in the conference fees. This site is for prebooking/reservation only. The hotel fees should be paid directly at the hotel.) For detailed information about the hotels click on the Hotelname. Enter the preferred reservation dates at the bottom.
On the next page please provide the information required and the preferred method of payment (online via credit card or payment by invoice). Complete your order. (By submitting your order you accept the Terms & Conditions.) You will receive an order confirmation via email.

Invitation to present and presentation specifications

Participants are encouraged to give a 10-minute talk plus a 5-minute discussion, or present a poster. Poster size requirements are 150 cm (wide) x 120 cm (high).
Talks should contain high-quality research results and are selected by a scientific committee.

Abstract submission:

Abstract deadline is December 1th, 2016

Download template below and email your abstract with your preference (poster/talk) to linzwinterworkshop(/\t) (subject: Linz Abstract Submission)

application/mswordAbstract template (24KB, MS Word File .Doc)


Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Julius-Raab-Str. 10
A-4040 Linz
phone: ++43(732)2457-0
fax: ++43(732)2457-39

For questions, contact the organization committee at:
email: linzwinterworkshop(/\t)
phone: ++43(732)2468-7630/7631
fax: ++43(732)2468-7633


Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Julius-Raab-Str. 10
A-4040 Linz
phone: ++43(732)2457-0
fax: ++43(732)2457-39
email: hotel(/\t)

Double room: 39 € per night including breakfast.
Single room: 48 € per night including breakfast.

Students are encouraged to book double rooms as space is limited.
Accomodations are not included in the conference fees. This site is for prebooking/reservation only. The hotel fees should be paid directly at the hotel.
Other hotels located in city centre of Linz (Please reserve your room directly at the hotel.):

Austria Classic Hotel Wolfinger

Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark

For more details on hotels and hotel reservations, go to the Hotel information & maps menu in the upper left corner.

Getting to the hotels

Tram (LinzAG)
From Linz Train Station, either take a cab (~20 €)
or tram line 1/2 to direction Universität.

Click here for a direct link to the Tram Route Map:
Tram Route Map (JPG-File)

Tram stops:
Universität: for Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Hauptplatz: for Hotel Wolfinger
Rudolfstrasse: for Hotel Landgraf
Bürgerstrasse: for Hotel Schillerpark

Train (OEBB / Westbahn)
For train connections, see:

From Linz Airport (Linz-Hörsching), either take a cab (~40 €) or a shuttle share cab.
A person with a "Linz Winter Workshop" sign will be visible during rush arrival times from Friday afternoon through evening and on Saturday morning.

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