May The Force Be With You: Probe Biomedical Interactions by AFM
How do receptors recognize and bind to ligands? What are the factors that influence the protein complex stability? Why do environmental changes affect cell behaviors? These are common questions raised by biochemists, biophysicists, and cell biologists.
Beyond being an imaging technique, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) has extended its use to help answer the above questions in various biomedical applications. In 2017 alone, there are already more than 10,000 publications in the field of biomedical research involving AFM.
Due to the recent new developments, AFM provides a veteran platform to investigate topography together with chemical, electrical and mechanical properties; which helps fill the gap between the functionality study and phenomenon observation.
In this webinar, we will demonstrate how you can also benefit from AFM in biomedical studies, specifically covering the examples of biomedical adhesions, molecular recognition, mechanical stability of biomolecules/complexes, and mechanotransduction responses of cells.