Alvéole develops innovative tools for controlling the cell microenvironment. We present PRIMO, an innovative contactless and maskless custom micropatterning device for controlling the chemistry and topography of the cell microenvironment. This UV-based technology allows quantitative and multiple protein micropatterning on all standard cell culture substrates (soft or stiff, flat or microstructured) and also microfabrication.




BIOPOL is an interdisciplinary Marie Curie Sklodowska European Training network at the interface of cell biology, physics and engineering dedicated to the training of 15 early stage researchers. Following an era of molecular genetics and protein biochemistry the importance of physical properties (intrinsic and extrinsic from the environment) for the understanding of cellular behaviour has re-entered the focus of modern cell biology.

A new supra-disciplinary research field is emerging, bringing together molecular cell biologists, physicists and engineers aimed at an in-depth understanding of fundamental cellular mechanochemical principles. BIOPOL combines exactly this required expertise in a European training network designed to train the next generation of scientists in interdisciplinary research, providing skills to foster innovation potential and entrepreneurship.

Within one joint training program, BIOPOL has assembled a unique multidisciplinary consortium, including top scientists from the fields of molecular/developmental cell biology, membrane physics, engineering as well as specialists from the private sector. The scientific objectives focus on understanding fundamental mechanisms of cellular mechanosensing in health and disease, mechanics of the actomyosin cortex and mechanochemical regulation of cell polarity including tissue formation.




Enquiries: productinfo.emea@bruker.com

Bruker Nano Surfaces Division manufactures atomic force microscopy, white light optical profilers, stylus profilers, tribology & mechanical testing tools and fluorescence microscopes.

Our atomic force microscopes incorporate the very latest advances in AFM techniques, including the revolutionary self-optimising ScanAsyst™ AFM imaging mode and the PeakForce QNM® atomic force microscopy imaging mode that suit a wide array of application areas.


IOP Publishing


IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, providing impact, recognition and value for the scientific community.

Wholly owned by the UK Institute of Physics, we work closely with researchers, academics, and partners worldwide to produce academic journals, ebooks, conference series, and digital products, covering the latest and best research in the physical sciences and beyond.


JPK Instruments


Enquiries: chris@jpk.com

JPK Instruments is a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instruments - particularly atomic force microscope (AFM) systems and optical tweezers - for a broad range of applications reaching from soft matter physics to nano-optics, from surface chemistry to cell and molecular biology. From its earliest days applying atomic force microscope (AFM) technology, JPK has recognized the opportunities provided by nanotechnology for transforming life sciences and soft matter research. This focus has driven JPK’s success in uniting the worlds of nanotechnology tools and life science applications by offering cutting-edge technology and unique applications expertise.

Headquartered in Berlin and with direct operations in Dresden, Cambridge (UK), Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai (China), Paris (France) and Carpinteria (USA), JPK maintains a global network of distributors and support centers and provides on-the-spot applications and service support to an ever-growing community of researchers.




LUMICKS is the leading supplier of Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis instruments worldwide. Our instruments enable, for the first time, analysis of complex dynamic details related to the behavior and interaction of single molecules.

Our goal is to improve human health by unlocking the power of Dynamic Single–Molecule analysis to provide unparalleled insight into the fundamental cause of disease and potential for drug optimization.


Key dates

  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 March 2018
  • Early registration deadline [extended]:
    12 July 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline for posters ONLY:
    17 August 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    17 August 2018