Overview

Innovation. Inspiration. Insight.

Welcome to our global QSense User Meeting 1-3 June 2020. We gathered some of the most renowned speakers in the field of QCM-D to give you three days filled with innovation, inspiration and insight. 

The meeting will take place in Sweden at Nääs fabriker, just outside of Gothenburg. Enjoy the beautiful setting by the lake and listen to our knowledgeable speakers. During the days we will dive deeper into a variety of applications to learn more about the role of QCM-D in oil and gas, detergents and surfactants as well as biotech and pharmaceuticals. Want to progress your science with QCM-D? We have experts happy to coach you into getting the maximum out of your QSense instrument.

Do you want to share your own insights? Feel free to submit your abstract for a chance to speak at the meeting. And lastly, when you sign up early, you get a better price. See you there! 

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Speakers

Nam-Joon-Cho

Professor Nam-Joon Cho
Nanyang Technologial University, Singapore

The important work of Professor Nam-Joon Cho and his team has truly advanced translational research. Using engineering approaches has been proven successful in solving challenging biomedical problems and to combat infectious diseases. By creating artificial membrane and tissue platforms to probe biological systems, they can translate the findings into enhanced therapeutic and drug delivery options that more effectively target infectious diseases, inflammatory disorders, and cancer. You will hear Professor Nam-Joon Cho on Emerging Approaches to Fabricate Supported Lipid Bilayers: Moving Beyond Vesicles. 

Read more about the work of his research group

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Professor Bengt Kasemo
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Who would be a better guide to the story of QCM-D technology than the inventor himself? Meet Professor Bengt Kasemo, Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Once co-founders of QSense, now passionate Professor putting the technology into perspective for you. Listen to him talk about the past, present and future of the technology in QCM-D - Historical Overview and Future Outlook. 

See his background and publications

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Professor Fredrik Höök
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

In his research, Professor Fredrik Höök has been focusing on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy. He was one of the inventors of the QCM-D technology and co-founder of QSense in 1996. Today, he puts his mind and effort into new methods with single molecule sensitivity for studies of membrane proteins and virus infection. He will share the latest research from his group of Biological Physics at Chalmers University with you. 

Find out more about his background and research

More speakers
Let us introduce you to a few more of our amazing speakers. The list will continue to grow, so keep on checking in. 

PhD Paul Kirkman
Lubrizol

At Lubrizol, specialty chemicals expertise enhances practically every facet of life, from the way you move from place to place, to how you take care of yourself, to how you work. Half the vehicles on the planet rely on Lubrizol technology, and half the consumers in the world use at least one product containing Lubrizol technology. In his talk Research Chemist Paul Kirkman will introduce the role of QCM-D in supporting their mission to improve lives around the world.

Read more about Lubrizol

Dr Ralf Richter
University of Leeds

Dr Ralf Richter is an Associate Professor at University of Leeds. He is aiming to understand the mechanisms of assembly and function of soft biological interfaces. Resolving how these systems work provides new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treat disease, and inspiration for the design of new functional materials. He took his Master of Science in Physics at Chalmers University of Technology with the Master's Thesis Project on QSense. So when it comes to QCM-D technology, he knows his way. 

Find out more about his research

Dr Fredrik Andersson 
Nouryon

Want to know more about the role of QCM-D in research and development? We know who to listen to. Fredrik Andersson is a Scientist and Project leader for Global R&D at Nouryon, with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Gothenburg and wide experience in QSense applications. In his lecture The Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Method as an Effective Screening Tool in Surface Science Application Development he will explore the possibilities of QCM-D in R&D.

Check out his resume on Linkedin

Professor Barbara Jachimska
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Barbara Jachimska is a Professor at Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. Amongst her research topics you can find characteristics and stability of colloidal and bio-colloidal systems. Sounds interesting? We think so too. 

Find out more about her achievements

Dr Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Dr Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy has 15 years of experience in development of advanced nanotechnologies. The interest of his research group centers around fabrication and investigation of nanometer scale structures, engineering properties based on rational design principles, and their exploitation within functional devices, materials and interfaces. Developing successful nanotechnologies for biomedical applications is currently in focus. Hear him tell the story. 

Read more on his research

Professor Seraphine Wegner
University of Münster

Seraphine Wegner is a Professor in the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at Univeristy of Münster. The research aim of her group is the spatiotemporal control of cell-material and cell-cell interactions and associated processes in natural and synthetic minimal cells by using visible light. Synthetic minimal cells, which reduce complexity and yet capture key features of natural cells, allow the Wegner group to quantify and correlate cell behavior with molecular information. Questions in cell biology can be addressed and new synthetic cell biology engineered. Listen to her talk on Light-controlled systems

Dive into the work of her research group

Dr Erik Berg
University of Uppsala

Could lithium-ion batteries store large quantities of solar energy and wind power in the future? Erik Berg believes so. But for this to become a reality, researchers must first address the challenge of limited battery life. Erik Berg, associate senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, is seeking new answers in an in-depth study of the ageing process in batteries. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Erik Berg will give you his insights. 

Read the article on his work on durable batteries

Dr Gustav Emilsson
AstraZeneca

Dr Gustav Emilsson at AstraZeneca is working with a novel extended release and liver protecting coating of drug nanocrystals providing prolonged exposure of drug following intravenous administration. How he does it? Using QCM-D.

 

 

Agenda

We're working on an inspiring agenda for you. We will make updates continuously, and changes may occur, but we promise to keep you updated! 

Monday June 1st

11:00 am Registration and lunch
Drop in
13:00 pm Welcome
by Mattias Bengtsson, CEO Biolin Scientific
13:30 pm

QCM-D: The past, present and the future
Speaker: Prof Bengt Kasemo, Chalmers University of Technology

14:15 pm

QSense Training Session
Learn experimental design and how to use the electrochemistry and ellipsometry modules
Speaker: Application Specialist from the Biolin Scientific team

15:15 pm Break
15:30 pm

Analysis of biopolymer films by QCM-D and complementary techniques: Solute binding, morphology, and mechanical properties
Speaker: Dr Ralf Richter, University of Leeds

16:15 pm

Listen to latest research in the field of Light-controlled systems 
Speaker: Prof Seraphine Wegner, University of Münster 

17:00 pm End of day 1
18:00 pm Dinner and social activities
at Nääs fabriker

Tuesday June 2nd

8:30 am

Listen to the latest research in the field of  biophysics research
Speaker: Dr Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University of Technology

9:30 am

QSense training session
How to optimize the use of the QSensors
Speaker: Application Specialists from the Biolin Scientific team

10:15 am Break
10:30 am User presentations - Breakout sessions
11:15 am

Listen to the latest research in the field of proteins
Speaker: Prof Barbara Jachimska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow

12:00 am

Lunch

13:00 pm

Emerging Approaches to Fabricate Supported Lipid Bilayers: Moving Beyond Vesicles
Speaker: Prof Nam-Joon Cho, Nanyang Technologial University, Singapore

13:45 pm

Listen to the latest research in the field of nanomedicine 
Dr Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

14:30 pm

Break

14:45 pm

Combining Nanoparticle Characterization with QCM-D to Understand Drug Nanocrystal Coatings
Dr Gustav Emilsson, AstraZeneca

15:30 pm

Durable batteries for a sustainable future
Dr Erik Berg, University of Uppsala

16:15 pm

Panel discussion
with Prof Bengt Kasemo, Prof Nam-Joon Cho and Dr Fredrik Höök, Dr Carl Sigfridsson

17:00 pm

End of day 2

18:00 pm 

Dinner and social activities
at Nääs Fabriker

Wednesday June 3rd

8:30 am

Listen to the latest research in the field of cleaning and detergent
Speaker: Dr Fredrik Andersson, Nouryon

9:15 am

Parallel sessions
QSense training session: Analyzing with Dfind
Speaker: Application Specialist from the Biolin Scientific team

Inspirational talk
By Prof Nam-Joon Cho amongst others

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

User presentations - Breakout sessions

11:00 am

Product news

11:30 am

Lunch

13:00 pm

Dr Paul Kirkman, Lubrizol

13:45 pm

User presentations - Breakout sessions

14:30 pm

Break

14:45 pm

Parallell sessions

QSense training session: Hands-on and opportunity to get support from our specialists

15:30 pm

Closing remarks

16:00 pm

End of QSense User Meeting 2020

Venue

The venue, where you will be staying, is situated in lakeside Nääs just outside of Gothenburg. Fly in to Landvetter Airport, or take the train to the Central Station in Gothenburg. The early summer is probably the most beautiful time to visit Sweden. Lucky you! Please note that accomodation and food is included in the price. 

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Nääs fabriker, Gothenburg

Nääs Fabriker is the very symbol of inspiration with its historic architecture, closeness to nature and truly professional service. Enjoy the lakeside view and the company of fellow colleagues and scientists. 

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When you are already here, take the time to extend your trip to explore Gothenburg. The coastal city, home of Volvo, features a stunning archipelago, plenty of culture and cosy cafés. Here are some ideas for you! 10 must dos in Gothenburg

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Stroll the Old Town of Haga

Sprinkled with unique stores and genuine cafes the cobbled streets and alleys of Haga is the place to go. Specially if you are into giant cinnamon buns. Don't miss out on the amazing view from Skansen Kronan. 

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Visit Gothenburg Museum of Art

The stunning building of Gothenburg Museum of Art is a landmark of the city. With its three stars in Michelin’s Green Guide and impressive art collections it is well worth a few hours of your time. 

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Discover the Archipelago

The closeness to the ocean is one of the key features of the city. A swim in the sea is never far away. Discover the beautiful archipelago by hopping on the boat from Saltholmen and explore the islands by foot or by bike!

About us

Who we are

We are Biolin Scientific. A worldwide company making state of the art instruments and smart solutions for scientists. Knowledge is our greatest resource and an essential part of everything we do. Collaborating with leading universities and industries, we solve challenges to simplify the everyday life in the lab. Our customers are the experts of surface science, and we have the tools for them to progress.

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Sign up

Sign up today!

Save your seat for our global QSense User Meeting 1-3rd of June 2020. A perfect time to meet other scientists and students, learn more about different applications and get ideas for your own research. 

Sign up before 31st of January to get your ticket for 450 EUR incl. VAT (regular price 550 EUR incl. VAT). Accommodation and food is included in the price. Last day to apply is 31st of March, and the registration is binding from this date. An invoice will be sent to you 1 month prior to the event. 

Do you want to share your own insights? For a chance to speak during the seminars, check the box to let us know you are interested in submitting your abstract. We will contact you later on!