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.
Registration deadline: December 15, 2019
Abstract submission deadline:
December 15, 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
|Hermann Gaub (LMU, Munich)|
|David Alsteens (UCLouvain),||Toshio Ando (Univ. Kanazawa)|
|Dario Anselmetti (Univ. Bielefeld)||Giovanni Dietler (EPFL)|
|Mitchell Doktyzc (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 Presse (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)|
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:
• 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 15, 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 15, 2019
Download template below and email your abstract with your preference (poster/talk) to email@example.com (subject: Linz Abstract Submission)
For questions, contact the organization committee at:
Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim (Conference Hotel)
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:
Other hotels located in city centre of Linz (Please reserve your room directly at the hotel):
Getting to the Conference
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.