Amphacademy 2017

After a very successful second edition last year, we are proud to announce the Amphacademy 2017. The international meeting for experienced researchers, leading scientists, opinion leaders and experts in the Amphasys community. Initiated as a platform for the worldwide Amphasys community, the Amphacademy offers the possibility to discuss new perspectives in research and discover fascinating visions and exciting developments of the Ampha Z32.

The two-day program will start with an interactive symposium meeting on Friday September 15, 2017. This year's focus will be on interactive workshops. In the evening, a delightful dinner in the wonderful old town of Lucerne will take place. The second day will be devoted to an excursion. You will have the opportunity to discover a beautiful part of Switzerland together with like-minded people.  



Friday, September 15

Amphasys will welcome all participants in the morning and kick-off the Amphacademy 2017. Guest speakers will introduce you to new applications and amazing results of their field of study. In several practial workshops you will be able to learn from the experts, train advanced features and discuss your questions with others. In addition, you will have the opportunity to present or discuss results during the poster sessions and the breaks. 


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zurich,Switzerland
"Cytomechanic Regulation of Pollen Tube Growth"

Dr. Iris Heidmann, Acepo, Netherlands
"Analysis of Orchid Pollen"

Prof. Maria Consolata Siniscalco, University of Turin, Italy
"Reproductive Biology in Hazelnut"


Workshops and Breakout Sessions

Technology developments

Best practice tips and tricks, including maintenance

Professional workshop for regular users  /  watch full lenght movie

Expert workshop for very experienced users

High throughput and automation

New applications: Ploidy, milk analysis (patented), yeast viability, insect cells etc.


Poster Session

Melanie Ostermann, University of Bergen, Norway
"Nanotoxicity screening using impedance-based flow cytometry"

Dr. Christian Opitz, University of Basel, Switzerland
"Characterisation of protein expression in baculovirus-infected insect cells by impedance flow cytometry"

Matt Dale, Rothamstead Research, United Kingdom
"Understanding the role of phytohormones in controlling heat stress tolerance during pollen development in wheat"

Dr. Marco Di Berardino, Amphasys
"Analysis of milk quality" 

Dr. Grit Schade, Amphasys
"Determination of ploidy in plants based on impedance flow cytometry analysis of pollen" 

Dr. Ruthger van Zwieten, Amphasys
"Impact of pollen viability analysis in the seed industry" 

Silvan Kaufmann, Amphasys
"Characterization of cell cultures with impedance flow cytometry" 


Do you have a great project that you would like to share with the Amphasys Community? Take the opportunity to showcase your research with a poster or a presentation at the Amphacademy 2017 – free of charge!

If you are interested in sharing your expertise at Amphacademy 2017, submit a brief project description summarizing your research to 


Saturday, September 16

We take you to a wonderful excursion along the shores of Lake Lucerne. Please plan the whole day for this activity and either take a late night travel option or stay until Sunday. It’s worth it. 




Join us at the Amphacademy 2017 on September 15 to 16. Please register by e-mail at Registrations are limited, admission will be granted in the order of registration. This exclusive event is open to our customers, researchers and anyone interested in our technology.

Attendance is free for customers with a support and maintenance contract. For all other attendees the registration fee is CHF 175 (excl. VAT) per participant. The price includes the full two-day program (meeting, coffee & tea during breaks, lunch, Friday evening dinner, excursion including lunch). 




The location in Root, Lucerne is nicely embedded in the Swiss Alps most beautiful summits and offers spectacular scenery. Lucerne is not only a historically amazing town. Situated on the shore of lake Lucerne, it offers one of Switzerlands most breath-taking sceneries. You will enjoy your stay!



You can book a room with in several hotels near Amphasys at the Technopark Lucerne. If you are interested in booking through us, please let us know and we will gladly recommend you a selection of hotels. The hotels located in Lucerne allow easy travel to Root by train (10 min). We are more than happy to help you find your accommodation. Just contact us at



On our tour on Saturday, we will immerse into 200 years of glass making history of a regional glass manufacturer. Afterwards, a scenic bike ride along the shores of Lake Lucerne will allow some casual networking surrounded by Central Switzerlands alpine peaks.