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Periodic Report - SMW (Single molecule workstation)

Project ID: 213717
Funded under: FP7-NMP


This is the periodic report from the SMW project which aimed to create a flexible, modular and user-friendly workstation combining the three most important microscopic techniques ultra-sensitive Inverted light microscopy (ILM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM) for studying cell topography and molecular recognition imaging, Optical tweezers (OT) for the detection of ultra-low forces and additional Photo-thermal nano-spectroscopy (PTNS) to allow for the chemical characterisation of cellular material.

It reports that the SMW project has been successfully started in the first period. In the second period, it is planned to validate and continuously optimise the AFM-ILM hardware, the software will be optimised correspondingly. Thus the project will progress further towards its objectives in the forthcoming second period. Results will be published on the project website (please see online), where contact details and information on the consortium can be found.

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