Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Webinar: Biophysics Applications

Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy webinar from Anasys Instruments, focussing on biophysics applications, including proteins, amyloids, membranes and tissues. The webinar will be held on Thursday 19th March 2015 at 3pm GMT / 8am PST.

Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Webinar

Infrared spectroscopy is routinely used for characterising proteins and other components of tissues and membranes, but usually only at the macro level. AFM-IR is a new technique that combines the high resolution of atomic force microscopy with the molecular information content of infrared spectroscopy, delivering spectacular spatial resolution of more than 50nm. This ability to observe chemical domains at the nanoscale makes AFM-IR ideal for biophysics researchers.

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Webinar Programme

  • Introduction to AFM-IR and how the high spatial resolution is achieved
  • New resonance-enhanced modes for monolayer sensitivity
  • AFM-IR applications in biophysics
  • Special topic: Characterising the protein secondary structure of individual amyloid fibrils, such as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This pioneering research promises new insights into protein aggregation mechanisms.


  • Simone Ruggeri, Ph.D, EPFL, Lausanne
  • Craig Prater, Ph.D  Anasys Instruments, Inc.
Monitor protein secondary structure

Monitor protein secondary structure: Formation of amyloid fibril and localised IR spectrum