• Invited speakers
• Program outline

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

XVI. Annual Linz Winter Workshop


January 31 - February 3, 2014 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

January 7, 2014: Registration deadline
January 7, 2014: Poster abstract deadline

January 28 - 30, 2014: Hands-on Winter School
January 31, 2014: Skiing Day & Workshop Registration
January 31 - February 3, 2014: Workshop


Invited speakers TOP ^

Dave Allison Univ. Tennessee
Toshio Ando Univ. Kanazawa
Carsten Baldauf FHI Berlin
Martin Benoit LMU Munich
Pierre Bongrand INSERM Marseille
Marek Cieplak Polish Acad. Sci. Warsaw
Ruxandra Dima Univ. Cincinnati
Mitchell Doktycz Oak Ridge Natl. Lab.
Gabriel Gomila IBEC, Barcelona
Frauke Gräter HITS, Heidelberg
James Gumbart Georgia Inst. Tech.
Haiwon Lee Hanyang Univ.
Marco Lazzarino TASC- INFM Trieste
Zoya Leonenko Univ. Waterloo
Eric Lesniewska Univ. Bourgogne
Hartmut Lücke Univ. California Irvine
Brian Mazzeo Brigh. Young Univ.
Mervyn Miles Univ. Bristol
Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet Univ. Montpellier
Hans Oberleithner Univ. Münster
Joon Won Park Postech, Pohang
Jonas Ries EMBL, Heidelberg
Simon Scheuring Univ. Aix-Marseille
Thomas Schmidt Univ. Leiden
Matthias Schneider Boston Univ.
Stefan Werner Schneider Univ. Heidelberg
Claus Seidel Univ. Düsseldorf
George Stan Univ. Cincinnati
Pavel Tolar NIMR, London
Vincent Torre SISSA Trieste



Program outline TOP

Winter Workshop Program Download

Winter Workshop Poster Session Download

Get Together & Registration
Friday, January 31 - 7:00 pm

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Castle Dinner)
Saturday, February 1

Talks & Poster Sessions (Evening: Reception)
Sunday, February 2

Talks & Poster Sessions
Monday, February 3 - (Talks continue until 6:00 pm)

Skiing Day
Friday, January 31

Hands-on Winter School (optional)
Tuesday, January 28 - Thursday, January 30

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 28 (starting at 9 am) to January 30 (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 31, 2014.

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

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

...from Friday evening, January 31, 2014 through Monday evening, February 3, 2014.
Fee does not cover accommodations.

Deadline for registering is January 7, 2014.

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.

Poster abstract deadline is January 7, 2014.

Abstract submission:
Download template HERE
and email your abstract 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: 43 € per night including breakfast

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

Reserve by December 15, 2013.

In addition to the Sommerhotel, we offer downtown hotels on a first-come, first-served basis but you must reserved by December 15, 2013:

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.


You are welcome to submit your publication to: TOP ^

ChemPhysChem (Wiley) features important primary and critically selected secondary information on the whole area of physical chemistry and chemical physics.


Journal of Scanning Probe Microscopy (American Scientific Publishers)
features all experimental, theoretical, fundamental, and applied aspects of scanning probe microscopy techniques.


Links to publications from previous Linz Winter Workshops:

2012/2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003: ChemPhysChem
2002: June 2002 issue of Single Molecules
2001: June 2001 issue of Single Molecules Vol. 2 Ed. 2