Euro AFM Forum

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Overview & Features

Share cutting-edge AFM research, increase your understanding of AFM technology, and learn from other scientists that have successfully used AFM for innovative solutions in their research. 

The conference is recommended for both experienced AFM users as well as for scientists who wish to learn more about how AFM can be used in their research.


Invited Guest Speakers

Luca Costa, CBS, Centre Biochimie Structurale 
Neus Domingo, 
Oxide Nanoelectronics Group ICN2
Jamie Hobbs, University of Sheffield
Thomas Gutsmann, Research Center Borstel - Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences
Thorsten Hugel, University of Freiburg
Milad Radiom, University of Geneva
Florian Rehfeldt, University of Göttingen
Iwan Schaap, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Adrian Chlanda, University of Warsaw
Neil Wilson, University of Warwick
Kislon Voitchovsky, Durham University
Céline Lichtensteiger, University of Geneva
Miklos Kellermayer, Semmelweis University
Andras Kis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Call for Abstracts-Closed

Submission Deadline: Closes May 15th for oral presentations, however abstracts for posters may be submitted until June 1st. (All abstracts submitted after May 15th will automatically qualify for the poster session.)
Acceptible file formats: Microsoft Word document or pdf
Naming convention: lastName_abstractTitle.pdf

Poster size: A0 landscape

Please be sure to name your file according to the naming convention above.

Notifications of acceptance for oral presentations will go out by May 22nd.

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Image Contest-Closed

Submission Deadline: June 3, 2016
Acceptible file formats: jpg or png

Naming Convention: lastName_imageName.jpg

Enter your best AFM image in the EuroForum image contest. The image that best represents innovative science and has the “cool” factor will be awarded with a special prize. Please include your last name and image subject in the jpg or tiff file name.

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Instrument Demonstrations, Equipment Lab

Expert AFM scientists will instruct small groups of people on a variety of AFM topics. The demonstrations will be conducted using Asylum Research MFP-3D™ and Cypher™ AFMs. Indicate the topics that you are most interested in on your registration form. Your instrument demonstration schedule will be sent prior to the meeting. Tentative topics include:

• High resolution and fast scanning AFM
• Imaging in fluid
• Cells/ cell mechanics/ force measurements
• Nanomechanics techniques
• Electrical characterization
• Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

*Please note session topics may be changed or added.



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Wednesday, June 22ndHalf Day
• 11:00-1:00- Registration and welcome 
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Poster session and reception 

Thursday, June 23rd
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Dinner spectacular

Friday, June 24thHalf Day
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Conference ends at noon


Registration Fees & Information

Early Registration Before May 25th

€ 275 faculty / industry / post-doc
€ 150 students

After May 25th

€ 325 faculty/industry/post doc
€ 180 students

All prices plus VAT (zzgl. MwSt. 19%). The conference fee covers all lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and workshop participation.

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Venue & Travel Information

The Department of Quantum Matter Physics at University of Geneva

Ecole de Physique
University of Geneva
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4
Geneva, Switzerland

Airport (GVA) Geneve-Cointrin Airport

From GVA airport 

Bus line : 5 or 10, change at Bel-Air
From Bel-Air bus stop
Bus line : 19 (to Onex-Cité) or 2 (to Onex-Cité)
Stop at Musée d’Ethnographie
From Cornavin train station
Bus line : 1  (to Petit-Bel-Air)
Stop at École-Médecineor Tram 14 (to Bernex), change at Bel-Air
From Bel-Air bus stop
Bus line : 19 (to Onex-Cité) or 2 (to Onex-Cité)
Stop at Musée d’Ethnographie
By car
From the A1 motorway, follow “Genève-La Praille” until the end of the motorway (Jonction). Follow “Route des Jeunes”, cross the Saint-Georges bridge and take the first road on the right “Quai Ernest-Ansermet”.
  • Parking Ecole de Physique (entrance at bd d’Yvoy) 100 places
  • Underground parking Plaine de Plainpalais (entrance at avenue du Mail) 800 places
  • Parking Ernest-Ansermet (entrance quai Ernest-Ansermet,direction Uni-Mail) 710 places
  • Parking Uni-Mail (entrance Boulevard Carl-Vogt) 180 places
  • Underground Parking David-Dufour (entrance Rue David-Dufour) 440 places
  • Parking Centre sportif des Vernets (entrance Rue Hans-Wilsdorf) 278 places


Hotel Accommodation

Blocks of rooms are currently being secured for nearby hotels.
Please check back soon for the complete list of hotels.

Hotel IBIS Petit-Lancy

The University is an easy tram ride from the hotel. From the hotel, take tram N° 14, direction “Meyrin-Gravière”. Stop at “Jonction”. It's a 10 minute walk to the Institute from the tram stop.

Address: Chemin des Olliquettes 8, 1213 - GENEVE SWITZERLAND.
Voice: (+41)22/ 7090200.
Fax: (+41)22/7090210.
Email / General information:

From the airport, there's a bus that will take you directly to the hotel. Take bus N° 23 from Airport to the Hotel, at stop “Les Esserts”



Organizers and Contacts

Christian Wichmann
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
Borsigstrasse 15a, 65205 
Wiesbaden, Germany
+49 6122 937 0 – voice
+49 6122 937 190 – fax
Céline Lichtensteiger
DQMP, University of Geneva
24 Quai Ernest Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
+41 (0)22 379 32 45 – voice

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