Report on the
(1) the presentation at the 10th International
Workshop on gSingle Molecule at Detection and Ultrasensitive Analysis
in Life Scienceh, (2) the disscussion with our collaboration research
group at UCL, (3) the presentation and discussion to the research
group at ENS.
Yuichi Taniguchi , Doctoral Student
Report on an official travel for conference participation
and laboratory visitation.
Yuichi Taniguchi. Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Graduate
School of Engineering Science.
1.PicoQuant GmbH, Rudower Chaussee 29 (IGZ), 12489 Berlin, Germany; 2. Wolfson
Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London (UCL), Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT, UK; 3. Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee de l'Ecole
Normale Superieure (ENS), 24, rue Lhomond, Paris 75005, France
1. Poster Presentation at 10th International Workshop on "Single Molecule
Detection and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences"@2. Visitation
to Michael Hausserfs laboratory in UCL to present and discuss our research@3.
Visitation to David Bensimonfs laboratory in ENS to present and discuss our research
9/20-21 Kansai international airport (Japan) ¨ Hong Kong (China) ¨ London (U.K.)
¨ Berlin (German)
9/22-24 10th International Workshop on "Single Molecule Detection and Ultra
Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences"
9/25 Berlin (German) ¨ London (U.K.)
9/27 Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London
9/28 London (U.K.) ¨ Paris (France)
9/29 Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee de l'Ecole Normale Superieure
9/30-10/1 Paris (France) ¨ Hong Kong (China) ¨ Kansai international airport (Japan)
Result and prospective
At the international workshop, I gave a poster presentation of our research on
a motor protein, whose title was gThermodynamic analysis for Brownian stepping
movement of single bio-molecular motor using optical trapping nanometry systemh.
During the presentation and poster session, I was able to discuss our research
with various foreigner scientists and was able to exchange ideas with them and
get some advice. The workshop was specialized in the technical development of
methods of single molecule detection and spectroscopy, which are now well established
and applied to important biological and medical research. This workshop introduced
many more topics with vast potential under study, for example, two-photon excitation
technique, new and robust fluorophores such as quantum dots, metal-fluorophore
interactions, analysis of living cells, applications in high throughput screening,
or the investigation of protein folding and biological function studies of macromolecules.
It might be possible to apply to these new techniques to our research in the
near future. Many events held in the workshop, for example, an exchange meeting,
reception, bus tour, and so on, were very useful in enableing me to become acquainted
with many experts in related fields of research. In addition, I visited two laboratories
in which former members of our laboratory are now working as postdoctoral fellows
(Michael Hausserfs laboratory in UCL and David Bensimonfs laboratory in ENS).
Using the techniques they learned in our laboratory, these postdoctoral fellows
are approaching new and challenging problems on nerve information processing
and protein-nucleotide interaction in fields outside of our laboratoryfs current
research. To see their research and the laboratories has widened my field of
view and provided me with good advice about our research and my future plans.
I presented my research and had detailed discussion with them. This tour helped
me to gain new insights into our research, and enabled me to make many acquaintances
amongst experts who kindly shared their experience with me.