Linz Winter Workshop and School 2021

Because of the Corona Situation we have decided to cancel the Linz Winter Workshop and School in 2021. 

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 and high-speed atomic force microscopy will be organized. It is the aim to provide a common platform for industry and academia.

We will also arrange a skiing day in the Austrian Alps on Friday, January 31, and a Winter School for young scientists and new-comers from January 28 until January 30.

TIME SCHEDULE ( talks & posters)

Important Dates

Registration deadline: December 29, 2019 

Abstract submission deadline (only poster):
December 29, 2019 

January 28 - January 30, 2020 
Hands-on Winter School 

January 31, 2020
Skiing Day & Welcome Reception 

January 31 - February 3, 2020

Confirmed Workshop Speakers


  Plenary Speaker

Hermann Gaub (LMU, Munich)  


  Invited Speakers

David Alsteens (UCLouvain), Toshio Ando (Univ. Kanazawa)
Dario Anselmetti (Univ. Bielefeld) Giovanni Dietler (EPFL)
Mitchel Doktycz (Oak Ridge Natl. Lab) Yves Dufrene (UCLouvain)
Ulrike Endesfelder (MPI Marburg) Georg Fantner (EPFL, Lausanne)
Laura Finzi (Emory Univ.) Marco Fritzsche (Univ. Oxford)
Ricardo Garcia (CSIC, Madrid) Hermann Gaub (LMU Munich)
Gabriel Gomila (IBEC, Barcelona) Rainer Hillenbrand (NANOGUNE)
Stefan Jakobs (Univ. Göttingen) Alexander Jesacher (MedUniv. Innsbruck)
Eric Lesniewska (Univ. Burgundy, Dijon) Hongbin Li (UBC Vancouver)
Mervyn Miles (Univ. Bristol) Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet (INSERM, Montp.)
Joon Won Park (Postech, Pohang) Shivprasad Patil (Univ. Pune)
Steve Pressé (Arizona State Univ.) Matthias Rief (Tech. Univ. Munich)
Simon Scheuring (Cornell Univ.) Ulrich Schmid (TU Vienna)
Thomas Schmidt (Univ. Leiden) Wesley Wong (Harvard Univ.)
Sebastian Wood (Natl. Phys. Lab., UK) Liming Ying (Imp. Coll. London)

Who should attend Biophysicists, Pharmaceutical Research Scientists, Molecular Biologists, Structural Biochemists

Winter School

This is a school for young scientists and newcomers to learn about advanced atomic force microscopy techniques and fluorescence microscopy methods:

• High resolution imaging of live cells and bacteria
• High-speed atomic force microscopy
• Chemical functionalization of atomic force microscopy tips 
• Single molecule force spectroscopy
• Topography and recognition imaging
• Scanning microwave microscopy
• Single molecule fluorescence imaging
• FRET microscopy and electrophysiology in living cells
• Combined atomic force & fluorescence microscopy

Registration and fees

Workshop - Academia 420 €
This is an all-inclusive rate that covers: 
• registration
• abstract book 
• coffee breaks & lunches
• conference meals & social events

...from Friday evening, January 31, 2020 through Monday evening, February 3, 2020.
Fee does not cover accommodations.

Hands-on Winter School - 200 € 
This school is held at the JKU Life Science Center (Gruberstraße 40, A-4020 Linz) from January 28 (starting at 9 am) to January 30 (closing at 6 pm). Fee covers coffee breaks, lunches and one social event.

Skiing Day -- Fee for transfer and ticket on a self-cost basis.
This is an optional event on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Final deadline for registering is December 29, 2019

Invitation to present and presentation specifications

Academic participants are encouraged to give a 12-minute talk plus a 3-minute discussion, or present a poster. Poster size: A0 landscape.
Talks should contain high-quality research results and are selected by a scientific committee. 

Abstract submission deadline:  December 29, 2019 (only poster)

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

Conference Location

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: 
phone: ++43(732)2468-7630/7631
fax: ++43(732)2468-7633


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

Double room: 42 € per night including breakfast.
Single room: 52 € 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.

Alternative hotel close to the university:

Harry's Home

Other hotels located in city centre of Linz (Please reserve your room directly at the hotel):

Austria Classic Hotel Wolfinger

Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark

Getting to the Conference

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

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

Hotel Tram stops:
Universität for Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Hauptplatz for Hotel Wolfinger
Universität for Harry's Home
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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