Poster Prize and Travel award winners

Poster Prize and Travel award winners

Frans C De Schryver/ACS Travel Awards

Prof Frans C. De Schryver was born on September 21, 1939 in St-Niklaas.

He received a Master degree in 1961 (lab Prof. J. C. Jungers) and a Ph.D. in 1964 from KU Leuven (lab of the famous polymer chemist Prof. G. Smets) After a Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona he returned to the KU Leuven.

In 1969 he became assistant professor and built up a research group which evolved into the Laboratory for Photochemistry and Spectroscopy.

In 1975 he became full professor at the KU Leuven. His research received international recognition resulting in a long list of awards and honors. He is still active as a member of several evaluation committees of national and international granting institutions and serves on the editorial boards of various journals, most prominently as a chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of ChemPhysChem. He is now Professor Emeritus at the Chemistry Department of KU Leuven.

Following researchers received a travel award to participate at MAF2017:

Gabriela Bosio - Chloe Chung - Eleonora Consiglieri - Gillian Craig - Suzanne Fery-Forgues - Yasser Gidi - Viktorija Glembockyte - Soranyel Gonzalez - Akbart Khodaei - Yevhenii Kyriukha - Richard Lincoln - Chiara Montali - Robert Pal - Taoufik Rohand - Olga Ryazanova - Stefan Schramm - Hamid Soleimaninejad - Hazel Stewart - Anatoliy Tatarets - Donna Whelan

We are also happy to announce the winners of the MAF 2017 poster prizes:

Abstract no.

Name

Sponsor

21

Yasser Gidi

ACS Nano en ACS Publications

50

Masoumeh Keshavarz

ACS Energy Letters en ACS Publications

98

Veerle Lemmens

ACS Omega en ACS Publications

82

Nina Melnychuk

RBSM

102

Viola Mönkemöller

RBSM

204

Dina Petrova

RBSM

48

Elke Debroye

npg Asia Materials

83

Hubert Piwonski

npg Asia Materials

107

Kristin Grussmayer

MAF 2017

112

Nader Danaf

MAF 2017

MAF 2017 Welcome address and Moerner chair

MAF 2017 Welcome address and Moerner chair

Please find the welcome address by Prof. Johan Hofkens and the announcement for the Moerner chair at the following links:

 

 

Welcome address

 
 

Moerner chair

 
Book of abstracts

Book of abstracts

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the full book of abstracts for MAF2017 is now available. 

 

Download your copy!

 
H2020 Ad-gut and BeyondSeq at MAF2017

H2020 Ad-gut and BeyondSeq at MAF2017

About BeyondSeq

Cytogenetic diagnostic approaches provide information on the single-chromosome level but suffer from low resolution and throughput. In contrast, next generation sequencing (NGS) based diagnostics provides single base resolution and high throughput but suffer from short reads that prevent analysis of large genomic aberrations as well as being prone to PCR-amplification bias and erasure of epigenetic information.
 
The BeyondSeq project aims to bridge the gap between these domains by analyzing long individual DNA molecules without PCR-amplification via utilization of emerging optical DNA mapping technologies.
 
In BeyondSeq we will develop a robust toolbox for integrated genetic and epigenetic profiling of single DNA molecules that will include automated sample preparation of native unamplified DNA as well as the hardware and software platforms and analysis tools for readout, extraction and quantification of medically relevant genomic information. This technology will be used to develop a set of specific, proof of principle diagnostic assays based on optical barcoding of individual DNA molecules.
These assays will address: Bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance; Diagnosis/prognosis tools for hematological malignancies; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; and Early diagnosis of colorectal and lung cancer.
 
Ultimately BeyondSeq will provide reagents, prototype DNA barcoding devices and data analysis software ready for a range of applications for large scale validation and early stage commercialization

 Read more here.

About Ad-gut

Why are some people predisposed to Alzheimer's? A consortium of researchers has recently identified some unexpected and promising leads in the quest to understand the relationship between our intestinal bacteria and Alzheimer’s. They are analyzing the body’s microbiome – the microorganisms in our digestive tract – and how it is regulated. Determining the composition and functioning of the microbiome will help them identify risk factors, develop a new diagnostic tool and maybe even come up with a way to delay the onset of this neurodegenerative disorder.

The consortium is looking at what happens when probiotics are used to regulate the microbiome and how they may affect the progression of the disease. This approach will also be applied to developing a new diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s.

The project, called AD-gut, will be coordinated by EPFL. The team lead by EPFL: Professors Aleksandra Radenovic, Dimitri Van de Ville and Theo Lasser will also work on developing various imaging techniques in order to decipher the microbiome along with theranostic methods aimed at revealing the beneficial effects of probiotics. The following European researchers are bringing their team’s skills to the project: Johan Hofkens (University of Leuven, Belgium), Tanja Weil (Max Planck Institute, Germany), Andrew Macpherson (University of Bern, Switzerland), Frida Fåk (Lund University, Sweden) and Jeroen Raes (VIB, Belgium).

Read more here.

Tentative schedule, Aug 3rd update!

Tentative schedule, Aug 3rd update!

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the tentative schedule was updated with the speakers for all sessions.

Find out more on this here

Abstract deadline extended!

Abstract deadline extended!

Dear colleagues,

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the deadline for Oral contributions to June 26th, 2017.

The deadline for Poster contributions is extended until the deadline for early bird registration.

Submitting an abstract is easy!

 

Submit your abstract!

 
Updated schedule!

Updated schedule!

Dear visitors of MAF2017, 

We are pleased to inform you that there have been some updates to the tentative schedule.

Feel free to check them out on the programme page!

Frans De Schryver ACS Travel Grant

Frans De Schryver ACS Travel Grant

Through the generous financial support of ACS Publications, 20 participants will be eligible to receive the Frans De Schryver/ACS travel award (€400) which covers the €260 early bird conference registration and up to €140 travel or accommodation fees. Participants wanting to apply for this award are requested to provide a 1 page proposal with a short motivation and the subject of their intended contribution and send it to info@maf2017.org before May 1st, after which a decision will be made on May 15th. All applications should be submitted in PDF format (< 1MB). Applications that do not conform to this guideline will not be considered.

Invited Speakers Announced!

Invited Speakers Announced!

In addition to the world leading selection of plenary speakers at MAF2017, we have invited a still growing list of speakers:

  • Prof. Markus Sauer
    Universität Würzburg
  • Prof. Jörg Enderlein
    Georg August University Göttingen
  • Prof. Cristina Flors
    IMDEA Nanoscience
  • Prof. Jacob Hoogenboom
    TU Delft
  • Prof. Enrico Gratton
    University of California, Irvine
  • Prof. Emmanuel Beaurepaire
    Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Prof. Katharina Gaus
    The University of New South Wales
  • Prof. Zeger Hens
    Universiteit Gent
  • Prof. Gonzalo Cosa
    McGill University
  • Prof. Claus Seidel
    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Dusseldorf
  • Prof. Marina Kuimova
    Imperial College London
  • Prof. Yitzhak Tor
    University of California, San Diego
  • Prof. Xing Chen
    Peking University
  • Prof. Julia Pérez
    Universidad de Valencia
  • Prof. Sofie Cambré
    University of Antwerp
  • Prof. Fred Brouwer
    University of Amsterdam
  • Prof. Mircea Cotlet
    Brookhaven National Laboratory

Find out more about our invited speakers here.

Plenary Speakers Announced!

Plenary Speakers Announced!

Today, the list of plenary speakers for MAF 2017 was made public!

For the 2017 edition of MAF, world leading experts in Fluorescence were selected for plenary sessions.

  • Prof. William E. Moerner
    Stanford University
  • Prof. Petra Schwille
    Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
  • Prof. Prashant Kamat
    University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. Luisa De Cola
    Université de Strasbourg
  • Prof. Theo Lasser
    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Find out more about our plenary speakers here.

 

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