Workshop LIMMS 2013


Beyond the Frontiers of Nanoscience and Biosystems

May 16-17, 2013


CNRS Campus Gérard Mégie - 3, avenue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris (France)



In order to share its last developments and discuss its current scientific challenges, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS organizes a workshop on May 16 and 17 on Campus Gerard Megie of CNRS. The workshop is organized around 4 scientific challenges in which micro and nanotechnologies play a major role:


Topic 1: Molecular and Cellular Systems

Topic 2: Biomechanical Measurement and Analysis

Topic 3: In situ Characterization of Nanostructures

Topic 4: Energy Conscious Devices

Each challenge will be subjected to one session which will gather Japanese, European and French experts. This workshop will also be gateway to mobility at LIMMS in Tokyo for researchers having a personal scientific project. 

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Registration Please register by May 2, 2013 by completing this FORM and send it to





Preliminary program:

Thursday, May 16 - CNRS Campus Gérard Mégie - 3, avenue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris (France) 


8:30                Registration

9:30                Welcome address from Dr. Joël Bertrand, Chief Science Officer of CNRS and Prof. Hiroyuki Fujita, CIRMM Director, Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo

9:45                Presentation of the University of Tokyo - Institute of Industrial Science and LIMMS/CNRS-IIS (UMI 2820) 

Prof. Teruo Fujii, Deputy Director of the Institute of Industrial Science and LIMMS/CNRS-IIS Director - Prof. Dominique Collard, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS Director

10:30              Topic 1.  Molecular and Cellular Systems - Chair: Dr. André Estévez, CNRS - Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, France

- Dr. Aleksandra Walczak, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, France, Information Processing in Gene Regulatory Circuits
- Prof. Friedrich Simmel, Technische Universität München, Germany, DNA-based molecular devices and circuits 
11:30              Coffee break
- Dr. Yannick Rondelez, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS, Japan, Building Emergent Chemical Systems
- Dr. Sheref S. Mansy, University of Trento-Centre for Integrative Biology, Italy, Imitating Cellular Life 


12:45              Group Picture

13:00               Lunch 

14:00              Topic 2.  Biomechanical Measurement and Analysis - Chair: Dr. Hervé Guillou, Université Joseph Fourier - Institut Néel, France

- Dr. Thierry Leïchlé, CNRS - Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, France Electromechanical Biosensors: from MEMS to NEMS
- Dr. Anatol Fritsch, University of Leipzig, Germany, High throughput Mechano-optical Characterization of Cell
- Dr. Atef Asnacios, CNRS - Universite Paris-Diderot, France, Laboratoire Matières et Systèmes Complexes, UMR 7057, Real-time Single Cell Response to Stiffness
- Dr. Vincent Croquette, Ecole Normale Superieure - Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, France, Single-molecule mechanical Identification and Sequencing


16:00              Poster session, Research fair, get together 

18:30                Buffet 




Friday, May 17 - CNRS Campus Gérard Mégie - 3, avenue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris (France)

8:30                Registration

9:00                CNRS Policy for Industry Partnership and Intellectual Property

Mrs. Marie-France Daumas-Ladouce, CNRS, Innovation and Business Relations Department, Business Relations and Innovative Technology Transfer Division

Mrs. Hélène Leniston, CNRS Paris Michel-Ange Regional Office, Partnership and Research Promotion Department, 


9:45               Topic 3.  In situ Characterization of Nanostructures - Chair: Dr. Laurent Jalabert, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS, Japan 

- Prof. Hiroyuki Fujita, University of Tokyo - Institute of Industrial Science, Japan, Lab-in TEM for in-situ Observation and Measurement of Nanoscopic Phenomena
- Prof. Niels De Jonge, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany, Electron Microscopy of Eukaryotic Cells in Liquid 

10:45              Coffee break

- Dr. Edin Sarajlic, SmartTip B.V., The Netherlands, Novel Probes for Scanning Probe Microscopy

- Dr. David Martrou, CNRS - Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales, France, Atom Manipulation          


12:00               Lunch 


13:30              Topic 4.  Energy Conscious Devices - Chair: Prof. Masahiro Nomura, University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, Japan

- Prof. Tarik Bourouina, Universite Paris-Est, France, Potential of Micro and Nanotechnologies for more Sustainable Cities
- Prof. Peter Woias, University of Freiburg - Department of Microsystems Engineering, Germany, Micro Energy Harvesting : a novel power supply concept for distributed embedded systems
- Prof. Makoto Takamiya, University of Tokyo - Institute of Industrial Science, Japan, Application of Large Area and Flexible Organic Transistors : Piezoelectric Energy Harvester and Surface Electromyogram Measurement Sheet

- Prof. Masahiro Nomura, University of Tokyo - Institute of Industrial Science, Japan - Toward Si thermoelectric devices based on phononics

15:30             Concluding address from Prof. Alain Fuchs, President of CNRS and Prof.Yoshiaki Nakano, Director General of the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo

16:00               Adjourn


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