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• Invited speakers
• Program outline

• Who should attend
• Registration and fees
• Invitation to present
• Abstract submission
• Location
• Accommodations
• Getting to the hotels

XVII. Annual Linz Winter Workshop


January 30 - February 2, 2015 Linz, Austria


Advances in Single-Molecule Research for Biology & Nanoscience

Organizing Sponsors



The Linz Winter Workshop will focus on biological single-molecule research and nanoscience, and include force and optical microscopy/spectroscopy techniques. This year, special sessions on nano-medicine, transmembrane transporters, nanopores, and high-speed atomic force microscopy will be organized. It is the aim to provide a common platform for industry and academia.


Important dates

Registration deadline extended to January 8th, 2015
Poster abstract deadline extended to January 8th, 2015

January 27 - 29, 2015: Hands-on Winter School
January 30, 2015: Skiing Day & Workshop Registration
January 30 - February 2, 2015: Workshop


Invited speakers TOP ^

Toshio Ando Univ. Kanazawa
David Allison Univ. Tennessee
Carsten Baldauf FHI Berlin
Maxim Dahan Institut Curie Paris
Mitchell Doktycz OakRidge NL
Ricardo Garcia CSIC, Madrid
Frauke Gräter IST Heidelberg
Helmut Grubmüller MPI Göttingen
Thomas Huser Univ. Bielefeld
Clemens Kaminski Univ. Cambridge
Sandor Kasas EPFL, Lausanne
Thomas Klar Johannes Kepler University Linz
Ulrich Kubitscheck Univ. Bonn
Deborah Leckband Univ. Illinois
Hongbin Li UBC, Vancouver
Mervyn Miles Univ. Bristol
Joachim Rädler LMU Munich
Ozgur Sahin Columbia Univ.
Michael Schlierf TU Dresden
Dimitrios Stamou Univ. Copenhagen
Hirofumi Yamada Kyoto Univ.
Cheng Zhu Georgia Tech.



Program outline TOP

Get Together & Registration
Friday, January 30 - 7:00 pm

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Castle Dinner)
Saturday, January 31

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Reception)
Sunday, February 1

Talks & Poster Sessions
Monday, February 2 - (Talks continue until 6:00 pm)

Skiing Day
Friday, January 30

Hands-on Winter School (optional)
Tuesday, January 27 - Thursday, January 29

This is an optional school for young scientists and newcomers to learn single-molecule imaging techniques using atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy.

Training sessions will include the following topics: Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy, Cell and Recognition Imaging, High-Throughput Screening with Single-Molecule Sensitivity, and Single-Dye Tracing in Cells.

Who should attend TOP ^

Biophysicists, Pharmaceutical Research Scientists, Molecular Biologists, Structural Biochemists


Registration and fees TOP ^

Hands-on Winter School - 190 €
This is the optional session from
January 27 (starting at 9 am) to January 29 (closing at 6 pm). Fee does not cover accommodations or meals.

Skiing Day Fee for transfer and ticket on a self-cost basis.
This is an optional event on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Workshop - 370 €
This is an all-inclusive rate that covers:

• registration
• abstract book
• social events (incl. conference dinners)
• lunches

...from Friday evening, January 30, 2015 through Monday evening, February 2, 2015.
Fee does not cover accommodations.

Deadline for registering has been extended to January 8th, 2015 .

On-line registration:


Invitation to present and presentation specifications TOP ^

Participants are encouraged to give a 10-minute talk plus a 5-minute discussion, or present a poster. Poster size requirements are 150 cm (wide) x 120 cm (high).
Talks should contain high-quality research results and are selected by a scientific committee.

Abstract deadline has been extended to January 8th, 2015.

Abstract submission:
Download template HERE
and email your abstract with your preference (poster/talk) to


Location TOP ^

Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Julius-Raab-Str. 10
A-4040 Linz
phone: ++43(732)2457-0
fax: ++43(732)2457-39

For questions, contact the organization committee at:
phone: ++43(732)2468-7630/7631
fax: ++43(732)2468-7633


Accommodations TOP ^

Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Julius-Raab-Str. 10
A-4040 Linz
phone: ++43(732)2457-0
fax: ++43(732)2457-39

Double room: 37 € per night including breakfast
Single room: 44 € per night including breakfast

Students are encouraged to book double rooms as space is limited.

Reserve by December 1, 2014.

In addition to the Sommerhotel, we offer downtown hotels on a first-come, first-served basis but you must reserve by December 1, 2014:

Austria Classic Hotel Wolfinger
Prices will be available soon.

Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark
Prices will be available soon.

For more details on hotels and hotel reservations, go to:


Getting to the hotels TOP ^

From Linz Train Station, either take a cab (~20 €)
or tram line 1/2 ( direction Universität. (Click here for Tram Route Map)

Tram stops:
Universität: for Sommerhotel Julius-Raab-Heim
Hauptplatz: for Hotel Wolfinger
Rudolfstrasse: for Hotel Landgraf
Bürgerstrasse: for Hotel Schillerpark

For train connections, see:

From Linz Airport, either take a cab (~40 €) or a shuttle share cab.
A person with a "Linz Winter Workshop"
sign will be visible during rush arrival times from Friday afternoon through evening and on Saturday morning.