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Asylum Research Webinar: Soft, Squishy, and Sticky: AFM for Mechanobiology


AFM's ability to directly interact with samples at the nanoscale and in near-physiological conditions enable novel insights into the structure and nanomechanical properties of living samples. AFM is especially useful in understanding the mechanical properties of the extracellular environment. However, quantitative measurements of these properties are often stymied by a number of experimental and instrumentational parameters. Dr. Nicholas A. Geisse presents an overview of AFM for mechanobiology.

You will get a greater understanding of:

  • Latest AFM instrumentation capabilities, and benefits for mechanobiology in characterizing cells, tissues and the ECM
  • Making successful measurements of elastic deformation and avoiding common pitfalls and errors
  • Understanding nanomechanical measurements and choosing the right toolbox to make the job easy
  • Recent results from cutting-edge research being done in the field of mechanobiology from Asylum Research AFMs


About Your Lecturer:

Dr. Nicholas A. Geisse, Chief Science Officer of NanoSurface Biomedical, Seattle

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