On September 13th, NanoLSI held the Open Seminar and 19 researchers and students participated.
During the seminar, Dr. Arin Marchesi from Adhesion & Inflammation Lab, Aix-Marseille Université, France presented his recent work demonstrating how HS-AFM can be exploited to characterize the dynamic trajectory of model ion channels functioning in close-to-physiological conditions (i.e. ambient temperature, liquid, and in a biological membrane) and at the single molecule level. This achievement advances our mechanistic understanding of ion channel structure-function relationship and showcases the unique potential of HS-AFM for the elucidation of conformational dynamics of membrane proteins. His lecture provoked active discussion.