Airit Agasty and Ying Zhou, NaMeS PhD students, participated in the Xth WINTER BIOPHYSICAL WORKSHOP, organized by the Molecular Biophysics Division of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

This conference was an international meeting of interdisciplinary researchers from both the academic and industrial sectors devoted to the discussion and presentation of the recent progress and the possible future developments in the fields of Biophysics. During the 3-day workshop, 32 presentations were delivered by professors and outstanding colleagues from physical, chemical and biological areas.

Over the period of three days, Airit Agasty had the privilege of attending lectures of many experienced outstanding colleagues in the diverse fields of Photosystems, Membrane modifications, Photovoltaics, Single-Molecule Imaging, Diffusion in Biological systems, Nuclear Receptors, and Colloids. Specifically, quite a lot of the lectures were based on fluorescence spectroscopic techniques. It was also a wonderful learning experience for such biological fields like Photosysnthesis. And the technological criteria and developments in Microscopy as illucidated by such renowned companies like Zeiss and Anton Paar were extremely insightful. Overall, the level of discussions and exchange of contacts with such established colleagues in different fields would be extremely helpful for Airit in future collaborations.

Ying Zhou was inspired by some speakers’ research tools and topics. For example “fluorescent correlation spectroscopy”, “photoactivated localization microscopy” may be helpful for her own research in living cells. The protein oligomerization should be a promising topic in life science. Her view was also broaden by the topic in photosynthetics, which showed a totally different idea in the research of plant cells.


5-7 Febr., 2018


Gułtowy, Poland


The Molecular Biophysics Division of Adam Mickiewicz University


Airit Agasty

Ying Zhou

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.