Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular-Scale Engineering Summer School
The School will commence midday on Monday 21 September, and close in the afternoon of Thursday 24 September 2015.
The venue is Selwyn College, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ, UK. Lectures, accommodation and meals will all take place within the College.
The ability to control, manipulate and interrogate complex molecular environments at molecular resolution is becoming increasingly important in the development of a wide range of new technologies. Nature provides us with an abundance of highly sophisticated functional structures smaller than 100 nm, and technologies of the future will increasingly be based around the organization and control of molecules on molecular length scales.
This Summer School is organized by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training in Molecular-Scale Engineering that is run jointly by the
Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. A small number of places are
available for UK Research Council funded PhD students to attend the
School, alongside the Centre’s current students. The programme will be of
interest to PhD students working in the field of molecular nanotechnology,
including bio-nanotechnology, biochemistry, surface science, polymer
physics, electronic biosensors, and molecular electronics, etc. The
speakers understand that the audience will be drawn from a multidisciplinary
background and the talks will be pitched appropriately.
This residential Summer School is suitable for all UK research council funded PhD students working in the field of molecular nanotechnology, including bionanotechnology, biochemistry, surface science, polymer physics, electronic biosensors, and molecular electronics.
Themes and Speakers:
The Summer School will cover the four inter-related cross-disciplinary themes of Molecular Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology for Healthcare, Scanning Probe Techniques, and Single Molecular Science and Engineering. Speakers include:
Professor Sir Mark Welland FRS FREng,
University of Cambridge (Keynote Speaker)
Professor Johannes Barth,
Technische Universität München, 'Design and Manipulation of Functional Molecular Nanosystems at Interfaces'
Dr Jonathan Bath, University of Oxford, 'Structures and devices built from DNA'
Professor Tony Cass, Imperial College London, 'Molecular Engineering of Nucleic Acid Aptamers for Sensing'
Dr Pedro Estrela, University of Bath, 'On the optimisation and characterisation of electrochemical and nanoplasmonic biosensors'
Professor Carlotta Guiducci, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne:
Dr Robert Henderson, University of Cambridge, 'Using DNA origami and atomic force microscopy to investigate macromolecular mechanisms'
Professor David Klenerman FRS,
University of Cambridge, 'Novel biophysical tools for biology and biomedicine'
Professor Mark Leake, University of York, 'Engineering hardware and software to probe DNA interactions with proteins at the single-molecule, level inside the cell'
Professor Julie Macpherson, University of Warwick
Professor Mervyn Miles, University of Bristol, 'From High-speed AFM to 4π Holo AFM'
Professor Francesco Ricci, University of Rome, 'Using Nature’s “tricks” to design and optimize DNA-based sensors'
Dr Eugen Stulz, University of Southampton, 'Modified nucleotides in DNA based bio-nanotechnology'
Dr Roman Tuma, University of Leeds, 'Using single molecule and ensemble techniques to look under the hood of large molecular machines'
Professor Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick, 'New Views of Interfacial Processes'
We reserve the right to change speakers in unavoidable circumstances
The fee for the course is £470 per person. The registration fee includes attendance at all lectures and includes the cost for full-board accommodation for three nights, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, a punting activity on the River Cam and an excursion to Imperial War Museum, Duxford
How to book:
Booking for this course should be completed through our secure Online Store.
To complete your booking, please follow the instructions below:
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You will receive an automatic email within 24 hours to confirm your booking and a follow-up email from the event organiser shortly afterwards, to confirm your place on the course.
For booking or any other enquiries about this event, please contact:
Ms Katherynne Taylor, Telephone +44 (0)113 34 30959
Potential delegates who have any special requirements should contact Katherynne as soon as possible.
Please do not contact Selwyn College directly about any of the arrangements for the Summer School event