Nordic SPM Conference & User Meeting 2018: 10-11 October 2018

We’re holding a Nordic SPM Conference and User Meeting 2018 on Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th October 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland, following the annual Nanoscience Days conference at the University of Jyväskylä.

UPDATE: The date of this event has now passed. For more information about SPM, please get in touch.

Nordic SPM Conference and User Meeting

Catch up with the Nordic microscopy community at our meeting in Jyväskylä. Find out about new technology and how it’s being used by your peers, and give yourself a day to be inspired by what others are doing in all fields of scanning probe microscopy.

The conference will include:

  • A programme of talks from invited speakers and SPM users
  • Updates on the latest technological developments from Bruker
  • Hands-on sessions with the Bruker Dimension Icon and MultiMode AFMs
  • Networking opportunities with the Nordic SPM community


Wednesday 10th October 2018
Venue: Agora, University of Jyväskylä

  • 10:30am – Registration
  • 11:30 – Welcome and Introduction
  • 11:35 – Elements of Eoarchean life trapped in mineral inclusions
    Tue Hassenkam, University of Copenhagen
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Probing forces between living stem cells and biomaterial: Advantages and challenges with colloidal probe technique and PeakForce QNM
    Monika Österberg, Aalto University, Finland
  • 14:30 – Understanding of Abnormal Protein Aggregation
    Mingdong Dong, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 15:00 – Cellular response to surface roughness of two-component nanostructured latex polymer coatings
    Emil Rosqvist, Åbo Akademi University
  • 15:30 – Coffee
  • 16:00 – AFM Hands-On Workshop 1
  • 17:00 – End of Day 1
  • 18:30 – Conference Dinner

Thursday 11th October 2018
Venue: Physics Dept. Lecture Hall, University of Jyväskylä

  • 09:00 – Recent advances in SPM instrumentation and measurements
    Mickael Febvre, Applications Manager Europe, Bruker Nano Surfaces
  • 09:30 – Reliability of AFM measurements
    Virpi Korpelainen, National Metrology Institute, Finland
  • 10:00 – Nanostructures and devices by DNA self-assembly
    Jussi Toppari, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 10:30 – Coffee
  • 11:00 – Writing gallium oxide on GaN nanowires with the AFM tip
    Jovana Colvin, Lund University
  • 11:30 – AFM Hands-On Workshop 2
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Open Session for AFM Measurements

Invited Speakers

Tue Hassenkam

Tue Hassenkam

Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

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Monika Österberg

Monika Österberg

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University

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M D Dong

Mingdong Dong

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University

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Toppari Jussi

Jussi Toppari

Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä

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Virpi Korpelainen

Virpi Korpelainen

National Metrology Institute of Finland

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Call for Presentations

Share your work at the conference by giving a short presentation about your research. Presentations are welcome on all topics related to SPM. Alongside the invited speakers we aim to present an interesting and informative programme of talks from SPM users to encourage discussion, recognise synergies and illustrate how Scanning Probe Microscopy is being used across various fields of research.

How to apply: If you would like to give a talk, please tick the box on the registration form, along with the title and a brief abstract.

Deadline for abstracts: 8th September 2018


UPDATE: The date of this event has now passed. For more information about SPM, please get in touch.


If you need accommodation, these hotels are local to the University of Jyväskylä:


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