Spring School

Spring school

The focus of this spring school will be on electrochemical and ionic processes in biological systems at the nanoscale. The school will cover all aspects of field, from theory to technical and tool developments, to applications and cutting-edge measurements on biomolecules and cells.

Who should attend?

The school is intended as an in-depth introduction to the field, covering the different basic aspects of the field. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers wanting to learn more about nanoscale electrochemical measurements on biosystems, but is also open to technical questions from the audience.


The lecturers

Prof. Ulrich Keyser (Cambridge University, UK)

Prof. Keyser is an expert on ionic measurements through nanopores in the context of single molecules sensing and DNA-based nanotechnology. The unique structure and charge carried by single molecules and nucleotide sequences provide a specific signature in the ionic current flowing through the same pore as the molecules investigated.



(image adapted from Bell & Keyser, Nature Nano., 2016)



(image adapted from Leitao & al., ACS Nano., 2021)


Prof. Georg Fantner (EPFL, Switzerland)

Prof. Fantner is a specialist in the development of novel tools and techniques to investigate soft biological systems at the molecular level. He is particularly known for his work in the field of scanning probe microscopies where he pioneered an approach for gentle and fast electrochemical mapping of live cells with scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM).






Prof. Mingdong Dong (iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Prof. Dong’s work on scanning ion microscopies spans from biosciences, to materials research and electrocatalysis. He has contributed to the development of the technique, both in terms of spatial resolution and interpretation of the electrochemical information. His team is at the forefront of high-resolution measurements with multi-barrel nanopores.



(image adapted from Klaussen & al., Nature Commun., 2016)





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