Camogli Agenda

Education workshop organized in connection with COST Action TD 0906

Camogli (Genova, Italy), (14)15-16 April 2013

Local Organizers: Massimo Vassalli, Alessandro Podestà

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SUNDAY April 14th

18-20: arrival and welcome aperitif
MONDAY April 15th

9:30 - Starting COST meeting. Welcome and introduction (M. Vassalli)

9.45 - Topic 1: Strategies for teaching AFM

   - Talk from a doctor of medicine interested in AFM: needs and expectations (Dr. Sanja Kezic, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; time: 25')

   - Talk from a physicist building tools for biologists (Dr. Tomaso Zambelli, ETH Zürich, SWITZERLAND; time: 25')

   - Discussion, reporting experiences from participants.

11.00 - Coffee break

11.20 - Topic 2: AFM recipes.

   - Introduction (A. Podestà)

   - Discussion (hot topics, a new shape for old things, connection to standardization activities)

13:00 - Lunch

14:30 - Topic 3: Educational AFM kit

   - Introduction (Dr. Bruno Tiribilli, CNR - ISC, Firenze, Italy; time 20-30')
   - Discussion

16.00 - Coffee break

16.20 - Topic 4: Virtual tools for teaching AFM

   - Reporting on NanoHUB experience and figuring out similar tools for understanding cell mechanics experiments

17.00 - Conclusion of the workshop. Towards the practical implementation of activities

   - Short- and medium-term schedule, assign coordinators to each topic, define working sub-groups.

17.30 - Tutti a spasso

20.30 - Social dinner along the sea in Camogli harbour (restaurant Vento Ariel, link)

TUESDAY April 16th

8.45 - Visit to "la Tonnarella* di Camogli"  (some more info, or a video)

* The Tonnarella is the traditional seasonal device used to catch migratory species along the coast of Camogli.

Required approx 18 Euro + ferry-boat fee per person (not reinbursed by COST Action).

12.00 - back to Camogli and Lunch

13.00 - Transfer to Genova for AFM School COST Action TD0906