ALSCTIM: Advances in live single-cell thermal imaging and manipulation

ALSCTIM: Advances in Live Single-Cell Thermal Imaging and Manipulation

Organizers: Fritz Keilmann, Shinobu Hikami, Jonathan Miller.

Dates: November 10 - 12, 2014

Venue: OIST Seaside House, Onna

The OIST  workshop “Advances in Live Single-Cell Thermal Imaging and Manipulation (ALSCTIM) 2014" aims to catalyze advances in the burgeoning field of live single-cell thermal imaging and manipulation. Biologists, chemists, engineers, and physicists with an active interest in this area are encouraged to apply.

OIST is deeply committed to the scientific advancement of women, both in Japan and worldwide. Applications from women are especially welcome.

Confirmed lecturers: (see "Lecturers" tab on upper left for further details)
Fritz Keilmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
    (i) Infrared nanoscopy of biological and soft matter
    (ii) Basics and history of s-SNOM and nano-FTIR
Dieter Braun, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
 Biomolecule Thermophoresis
Federico Bürsgens, GNA Biosolutions GmbH
    Localized optothermal heating of nanoparticles for DNA melting 
Zhen-Chao Dong, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
 Single-molecule Raman mapping with sub-nm spatial resolution
Hiro-o Hamaguchi, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Molecular fingerprinting and mapping of living cells by Raman microspectroscopy
Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain
    nano-FTIR spectroscopy of individual protein complexes
Yusuke Kajihara, The University of Tokyo
 Near-field microscopy of thermally excited waves
Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University: 
 Novel Techniques for THz-wave measurement
Klaus Kroy, Universität Leipzig
 Hot Brownian motion
Theobald Lohmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
 Optothermal Manipulation of Cells with Plasmonic Nanoparticles
Takashi Ogura, University of Hyogo
 Vibrational Spectroscopic Investigation of Molecular Mechanisms of Aerobic Respiration
Takehito Ono, Tohoku University
    Micro thermal sensor for heat detection of a biological cell
Kohki Okabe, The University of Tokyo
 Intracellular temperature imaging using polymeric thermometer and quantitative microscopy
Madoka Suzuki, Waseda Biosciences Research Institute in Singapore
 Thermal activation and temperature measurement of single living cells
Important dates:
  • Application open: June 24, 2014
  • Application close: October 3 (Friday).
  • Notification of Application Results: October 15, 2014.  
  • Participants post own travel information: October 16-20, 2014.  
  • Poster abstract deadline: November 2nd, 2014
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: November 9, 2014
  • Participants depart Okinawa: November 13, 2013

No registration fee. OIST will provide twin-share accommodation at Seaside House together with meals for all participants. OIST will also help obtain visas when necessary. Travel support available upon request.