Workshop Viterbo, 20-22 March 2104

The Meeting will be welcome by Università della Tuscia.

Local Organizer: Prof. Salvatore Cannistraro

Workshop "Standardization" for HR, FORCE and MECHANICS

Map of Viterbo



Mini Palace Hotel ****

Via Santa Maria della Grotticella 2/b
01100 Viterbo, Italia
Tel. +39.0761.309742
Fax +39.0761.344715

 Please, make room reservation before February 28, 2014   at 


Single room: 60 Euro; Double with single use 69 Euro; double room 75 Euro. Free Wifi, conference room and garage.

It is located very close to the Viterbo medieval walls (then close to the center) and to the main, ancient University building.

How to reach Viterbo:

Fly to Fiumicino Airport ( International Rome Airport). From the Airport there is a train to Viterbo (Porta Romana), with a train  change  at Roma Trastevere, every about 40 minutes. In total it takes a little bit more than 2 hours ( Fiumicino - Roma Trastavere is ~9 €;   Roma Trastavere - Viterbo is ~ 17 €).


The Mini Palace Hotel is at a walking distance from the  Viterbo Porta Romana railway station. If you rent a car at the airport, take the highway to Civitavecchia, then the Aurelia Road  and follow the directions to Viterbo (It takes almost 1.5 hours).

If the arrivals to the  Rome Airport will reasonably cluster on  March 19th  afternoon, a public bus shuttle could be arranged. Therefore, you are kindly requested to communicate your travel schedule  to  as soon as possible.   


Preliminary Agenda

- Wednesday, March 19 (Afternoon/Evening)

Arrival of participants.

 Free dinner.


- Thursday, March 20

9:30 Rendezvous at Mini Palace Hotel

10:00 –13:00 (Old main Building of Unituscia)

* Welcome from the UniTuscia Rector, Prof. Alessandro Ruggieri

*Lecture: Physical virology with Atomic Force Microscopy, Pedro J. de Pablo Gómez,      Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

*Lecture: Biomolecule recognition using piezoresistive nanomechanical force probes, Giordano Tosolini, CSIC Barcelona & IIT Lecce.


*Visit of UniTuscia main building


*Lunch (invited from UniTuscia)

14:30 – 17:30 (MiniPalace Hotel Conference Hall)

High Resolution

Dinner (free)


- Friday, March 21 (MiniPalace Hotel)


AFM Mechanical Standardization

Jens Schäpe

Standardization in Mechanical Measurements: Report on Experiments Round 0 through 6

Holger Doschke

Tools for Analyzing Mechanical Data according to the Dubrovnik procedure

Manfred Radmacher

The Dubrovnik procedure: how to improve accuracy in mechanical measurements

Coffee Break



Lunch (MiniPalace Hotel)

14:30- 17: 30



Social Dinner

- Saturday, March 22 (MiniPalace Hotel)


Coffee Break


Mechanics Group discussion

End of working Group Meeting

Lunch (MiniPalace Hotel)

Dissemination Mechanics Groups