During July 2020, the AFMBiomed summer school series was supposed to take place in Marseille, France. Due to CoVID travel restrictions, the course took place online. However, since, there was no travel involved, and because the organizers kindly decided to make signup free, the school, had a record number of participants. At times 300 people were online, which is amazing for a specialized course like this, and showed just how many people around the world want to learn about and improve their AFM!
The lecturers were really great, and despite working in this field for 20 years, even I learned some things! Since I thought the material was so good, I am including links to the archived lectures below. The "tutorial" lectures were particularly good. Note that although the overall topic was "Biomedical Science", there are techniques here that could be useful for any AFM user.
This link contains the lectures in .pdf format: https://amubox.univ-amu.fr/s/rtXJTnXZmsBc6XQ
Here You can find many of the lectures posted as videos on this site: https://zenodo.org/communities/afmbiomed?page=1&size=20
I highlight here some of the video tutorials that I found really useful:
- Nicolas Buzhinsky; - Mica surface preparation - especially for liquid applications: https://zenodo.org/record/3957408#.X1n5RHlKiUk
- Fidan Sumbul, Claire Valotteau and Felix Rico; - Cantilever and coverslip cleaning and surface coating methods and tips: https://zenodo.org/record/4017765#.X1n43HlKiUk
- Jean Luc Pellequer and Felix Rico; - Calibration of AFM cantilevers and optical response for force spectroscopy: https://zenodo.org/record/4005520#.X1n5r3lKiUk
Please note that these video are published with a DOI record, therefore, it would be helpful to the authors if you cite them. I found this online class really great, and hope it returns!