by PhilipJ on 25 January 2006
I’m extremely excited to let everyone know that I’ve been accepted to attend the International Workshop on Single Molecule Analysis this coming April in Okinawa, Japan! The goal of the conference is
to provide opportunities for young researchers with backgrounds of not only biological sciences but also material sciences and engineering to learn the frontier of single molecule science carried out by the most advanced techniques of optical, scanning probe, and electron microscopy,
which sounds like an excellent intro to all the other techniques (besides optical tweezers) you can use to study single molecules. The combination of these techniques (like simultaneous trapping and fluorescence detection, PDF) is going to be big, so getting a good understanding in the current strengths and weaknesses of each technique will be awesome. And its a free trip to Japan!
And while it isn’t for a few months yet, as the title implies (a direct quote from AndrÃ© after finding out I was accepted), I’ll also keep everyone up to date with some conference blogging! If any of our readers were also accepted, let us know in the comments.