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

XVIII. Annual Linz Winter Workshop
January 29 - February 1, 2016 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

Registration deadline: January 11th, 2016
Poster abstract deadline: January 11th, 2016

January 26 - 28, 2016: Hands-on Winter School
January 29, 2016: Skiing Day & Workshop Registration
January 29 - February 1, 2016: Workshop

Registration for Linz Winter School is closed.

Registration for Linz Winter Workshop is closed.

Invited speakers

David Allison Univ. Tennessee
David Alsteens Univ. Louvain
Toshio Ando Univ. Kanazawa
Mitchel John Doktycz Oak Ridge NL
Yves Dufrene Univ. Louvain
Jörg Enderlein Univ. Göttingen
Georg Fantner EPFL, Lausanne
Maria Garcia-Parajo ICFO, Barcelona
Alf Honigmann MPI Dresden
Gerhard Hummer MPI Frankfurt
Eric Lesniewska Univ. Bourgogne
Piotr Marszalek Duke Univ.
Mervyn Miles Univ. Bristol
Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet CNRS, Montpellier
Hans Oberleithner Univ. Münster
Joon Won Park Postech, Pohang
Thomas Schmidt Univ. Leiden
Justin Taraska NIH, Bethesda
Katrin Willig MPI Göttingen
Thorsten Wohland Natl. Univ. Singapure

Program outline

Get Together & Registration
Friday, January 29 - 7:00 pm

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Castle Dinner)
Saturday, January 30

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Conference Dinner)
Sunday, January 31

Monday, February 1 - (Talks continue until 6:00 pm)

Keysight Special
Saturday and Sunday during Poster Session

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Skiing Day
Friday, January 29

Hands-on Winter School (optional)
Tuesday, January 26 - Thursday, January 28

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 - 190 €
This is the optional session from January 26 (starting at 9 am) to January 28 (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, January 29, 2016.

Workshop - 370 €
This is an all-inclusive rate that covers:
• registration
• abstract book
• social events (incl. conference dinners)
• lunches

...from Friday evening, January 29, 2016 through Monday evening, February 1, 2016.
Fee does not cover accommodations.

Deadline for registering is January 11th, 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 January 11th, 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: 38 € per night including breakfast.
Single room: 46 € 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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