Hierarchically nanostructured materials

10th - 11th February 2015, in the Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Scientific Scope 

The 2015 SAVVY Winter School will discuss all aspects of hierarchically structured nanomaterials including metal and polymer materials. A particular focus will be given to the high-end analysis of nanomaterials at multiple scales. The winter school features a select group of world experts in the are of nanomaterials.


Prof. Francesco Stallacci, EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Jörg Lahann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Confirmed Speakers 

Prof. Sara Bals, University of Antwerp, The Netherlands

Prof. Andreas Greiner, Bayreuth University, Germany

Prof. Horst Weller, University of Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Laura Ballerini, University of Trieste, Italy

Prof. Fabrizio Mancin, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Luis Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain

Prof. Jörg Lahann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland


Registration until 10th January 2015: Via E-Mail to Angela Weiss

Travel information



Applications of SERS to biodetection

29th and 30th of August 2013, San Sebastián, Spain

Scientific Scope 

The 2013 SAVVY workshop will focus on the use of metal nanoparticles as surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probes and their potential application in a range of different biological studies. Particular attention will be given to the comprehensive understanding of interfacial processes involving enhanced optical scattering from adsorbates on anisotropic surfaces influencing the SERS response and ultimately, their applicability in biosensing and imaging. Tutorial Lectures delivered by key experts on the field will cover:

  • Anisotropic      nanoparticles and their plasmonic applications in biosensing.
  • SERS      nanoprobes for cell and tissue imaging.
  • Colloidal      nanoplasmonics for nanobiophotonics: bioanalytics, diagnostics and      nanobiomanipulation.

In addition to the tutorial lectures there will be oral and poster presentartions covering the aspects of the workshop. To apply for a presentation see below.

The workshop is organized within the framework of the EU-funded “SAVVY” project.

Confirmed Speakers 

Wolfgang Fritzsche, Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

Janina Kneipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Duncan Graham, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Luis Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain

Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 Gilbert Walker, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Anja Boisen, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark  

Wolfgang Parak, University Marburg, Germany


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations covering the aspects of the workshop are welcome. Abstracts are to be submitted via email to Angela Weiss using the template (download) by June 25th, 2013. Authors will be notified of their abstract status before the end of June 2013. Following the abstract acceptance authors will be invited to register free of charge.


Abstract Submission deadline: June 25, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: July 1st, 2013
Deadline for registration for accepted contributions: July 5, 2013

For information regarding your travel arrangements please check here.