Amphacademy 2017

From September 15-16, 2017 we hosted the Amphacademy 2017. An 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 started with an interactive symposium meeting on Friday September 15, 2017. The program covered practical workshops, lectures and an interactive poster session. In the evening, the participants enjoyed a delightful dinner on board of a historical steamship. The event was rounded off with an excursion on Saturday September 16, allowing the participants to expand and deepen the exchange on the various topics covered.

We would like to thank everyone involved for an inspiring event and hope to welcome you again at Amphacademy 2018, September 14-15.


Friday, September 15

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"