Frontiers in BioImaging
Scientific Organisers: Dr Susan Cox, Dr Ian Dobbie, Dr Maddy Parsons and Dr Theresa Ward
Frontiers in BioImaging 2016 will focus on the latest developments in applications of optical microscopy and image analysis across a range of biomedical fields. Sessions will cover both technical developments and applications of these microscopy-based approaches to key cell and molecular biology questions. The meeting will cover the key challenges in microscopy today: super-resolution imaging, phototoxicity and light sheet based methods, detection of in situ protein interactions and new tools for fluorescence visualisation and analysis.
This is an ideal meeting for both new and established researchers to engage with a broad range of imaging approaches and to make valuable contacts with leading groups in the field. There will be an exhibition held alongside this meeting, where the tea, coffee, lunch and posters will all be held. We are very grateful to the exhibitors and their support.
- 09:30Registration, Exhibition and Coffee
- 10:30Welcome and Introduction
- 10:40SESSION ONE - IMAGING INTERACTIONS
Imaging strategies for protein interaction monitoring in live cells - Dr Simon Ameer-Beg
- 11:10Submitted Talk TBC
- 11:25mScarlet, a novel high quantum yield (71%) monomeric red fluorescent protein with enhanced properties for FRET- and super resolution microscopy - Prof Dorus Gadella
- 11:55Submitted Talk TBC
- 12:10Flash Talk: Spectraphysics
- 12:15RMS Light Microscopy Section AGM
- 12:25RMS Life Sciences Section AGM
- 12:35Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
- 14:05SESSION TWO - LOWER PHOTO-TOXICITY IMAGING
Light Sheet-based illumination provides the basis for highly corrected, sensor-based and fully automated microscopy - Prof Ernst Stelzer
- 14:35Submitted Talk TBC
- 14:50Dreaming of a Digital Ocean:Integrative 3D imaging bottom up - Dr Emmanuel Reynaud
- 15:20Submitted Talk TBC
- 15:35Tea, Coffee, Exhibiton and Posters
- 16:05SESSION THREE - SUPER-RESOLUTION
Super-resolution fluorescence imaging by dSTORM - Dr Markus Sauer
- 16:35Submitted Talk TBC
- 16:50Super-resolution imaging of the cytoskeleton - Prof Michelle Peckham
- 17:20Submitted Talk TBC
- 17:35Flash Talk: Cameras for Life Science - Ruediger Bader, Hamamatsu Photonics
- 17:40KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Imaging approaches to the immunological synapse- a key to immunotherapy - Prof Mike Dustin
- 18:30Drinks, Buffet Dinner, Posters and Exhibition
- 09:00SESSION FOUR - IMAGE ANALYSIS
Title TBC - Dr Bernd Rieger
- 09:30Submitted Talk TBC
- 09:45Title TBC - Dr Susan Cox
- 10:15Submitted Talk TBC
- 10:30Tea, Coffee, Exhibition and Posters
- 11:00SESSION FIVE - INFORMATION OVER DIFFERENT LENGTH SCALES
3D optical mesoscopy with the Mesolens - Prof Gail McConnell
- 11:30Submitted Talk TBC
- 11:45Super-accurate CLEM:3D super-resolution light microscopy inside an electron microscope - Dr Lucy Collinson
- 12:15Submitted Talk TBC
- 12:30Flash Talk: Title TBC - Photon Lines
- 12:35Lunch, Exhibition and Posters
- 14:00SESSION SIX - NEW PROBES AND LABELLING STRATEGIES
New tools to study beta-cells by CLEM - Dr Carsten Schultz
- 14:30Submitted Talk TBC
- 14:45Engineering allosteric networks to image and control signaling in vivo - Dr Klaus Hahn
- 15:15Submitted Talk TBC
- 15:30Concluding Remarks
- 16:00Tea and Coffee
Early Bird Registration will close at 12pm on Tuesday 21 June
It is expected registration will open from 9.30 am on Thursday with the meeting starting at 10.30 am and the programme will finish by 5.00 pm on Friday.
Accommodation is not included in the event registration. We recommend you book your accommodation as early as possible.
On Thursday 14 July there will be a buffet dinner at the venue, this is included in the registration fee for the Meeting.
An email will be sent to you three weeks before the event with final details.
15 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ
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Prof Michael Dustin
The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford
Dr Simon Ameer-Beg
LM Section Chair
King's College London
Simon Ameer-Beg is a Senior Lecturer in the Cancer Cell Biology & Imaging at King’s College, London. His research interests include: Protein-protein interactions, Multiphoton Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, Single molecule imaging; FRET, and Fluorescence anisotropy.
Dr Lucy Collinson
The Francis Crick Institute
Lucy is Head of Electron Microscopy at The Francis Crick Institute in London. Her degree and PhD were in Microbiology, followed by a post-doctoral position in Cell Biology using light and electron microscopy to investigate membrane trafficking pathways at University College London. Following that she ran biological EM facilities, first at UCL and then at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, which became part of the new Francis Crick Institute in 2015. Her microscopy interests cover 3D EM, Correlative Light and EM, X-ray microscopy, image analysis, and microscope design and prototyping.
Dr Susan Cox
Light Microscopy Representative infocus Editorial Board
King's College London
Susan is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Randall Division of Biophysics at King's College London. Following a PhD in transmission electron microscopy at Cambridge, she spent three years at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos looking at the behaviour of the low temperature phases of strongly correlated electron systems. Her current primary interest is the development of new super-resolution localisation microscopy techniques, both through the development of optical systems and the creation of novel image analysis algorithms. She uses these techniques to investigate the behaviour of the cytoskeleton in live cells at the nanoscale. In 2015, Susan was awarded the RMS Medal for Light Microscopy.
Prof Dorus Gadella
University of Amsterdam
Dr Klaus Hahn
University of Carolina
Prof Gail McConnell
University of Strathclyde
Gail is a Professor of Biophotonics at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. Her research background is in photonics and the development of optical instrumentation. Her present research applies this expertise to develop and apply innovative novel optical systems to address fundamental challenges faced in biological imaging. Current projects involve innovations in nonlinear optics to create new enabling technologies. These include custom-designed laser systems for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, the creation of 'open source' laser scanning microscopy platforms, the application of optical methods to control the function and behaviour of biological organisms and the development of diagnostic tools and measurement techniques applied in optical imaging. Her research has been funded through a variety of sources including EPSRC, BBSRC and EU Framework Programme, and has involved a number of national and international collaborators with skills across the full range of scientific disciplines.
Prof Michelle Peckham
University of Leeds
Michelle Peckham is Professor of Cell Biology in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. She obtained a BA in Physiology of Organisms at the University of York, and a PhD in Physiology at University College London. She moved to King's College London, and started to use a specialised form of light microscopy (birefringence) to investigate muscle crossbridge orientation. She then worked at UCSF, San Francisco for a year, where she used fluorescence polarisation to investigate muscle crossbridges. She moved back to the UK, to the University of York, to work on insect flight muscle. In 1990 she was awarded a Royal Society University Research fellowship, based at King's College London, and began working on the cell and molecular biology of muscle development, and started to use live cell imaging to investigate muscle cell behaviour in cultured cells, and confocal microscopy to investigate their cytoskeleton. She collaborated with Graham Dunn to use Digitally Recorded Interference Microscopy with Automatic Phase Shifting (DRIMAPS) to investigate cell crawling behaviour. She moved to Leeds in 1997 as a Lecturer, and has continued to use a wide range of both light and electron microscopy approaches to investigate the molecular motors and the cytoskeleton.
Dr Hanchuan Peng
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Dr Emmanuel Reynaud
University College Dublin
Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud is a Lecturer in Cell Biology at University College Dublin. After a PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Paris XI/Orsay, he received an EMBO Long Term Fellowship and moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg Germany where he developed new methods in Cell Biology including laser nanosurgery approaches to study the Golgi biogenesis. He was later involved in the development of the Light Sheet based Fluorescence Microscopy as a member of the Light Microscopy Group headed by Ernst H.K. Stelzer. His laboratory is combining an R&D prototyping space and a cell biology laboratory to investigate the functions of epithelia in healh and diseases using a wide range of model systems from coral reefs to single vesicle. In 2014, he was awarded the Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, one of the highest civilian honours bestowed on academics and educators by the French state.
Dr Markus Sauer
University of Würzburg
Dr Carsten Schultz
Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit
Prof Ernst Stelzer
Goethe University of Frankfurt
The RMS would like to thank all of the below sponsors of the Frontiers in BioImaging meeting. There will be an exhibtion during the meeting giving delegates a great opportuntity to network along side tea/coffee and lunch.
Exhibtion space is now full. There are still many ways of getting involved through sponsorship opportunities, such as; advertising, promotonal items in the delegate bags or dinner sponsorship. Please contact Chloe Goode for more details.
Andor Technology plc is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 20 years and aims to continue to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions that allow consumers to perform light measurements previously considered impossible. Through continuous dialogue with customers and strong teamwork, Andor continues to innovate ground-breaking products that improve the world in which we live.
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Cairn is an Independent research-orientated company specialising in microscopy solutions for the life sciences. From our origins as a provider of turnkey optical systems for fast intracellular ion measurements we have maintained close links with our academic customer base enabling us to develop a broad range of products and solutions to meet their expanding needs. Our strength lies in our understanding of both the requirements of the research microscopy community and of the advances in technology from which they can benefit. We have a “can do”, informal, and friendly attitude and are always willing to give advice. The company has evolved organically to encompass four distinct, but interrelated areas.
We are instrument designers, manufacturers and vendors of both Illumination and Detection products. Our illumination products encompass a wide range of light sources, adapters and specialist launch systems; typically used in conjunction with a third-party, or Cairn-built, microscope or macrosope. On the detection side our primary focus is on multi-channel imaging using one or more third-party cameras. These products are largely based around optical techniques, most importantly, fluorescence, optogenetics, photolysis and transmitted light imaging. Although fully independent we are closely allied with Chroma Technology and a large number of our illumination and detection products make use of their high performance interference filters.
Carl Zeiss Ltd
Carl Zeiss is an innovative technology leader in the fields of optics, precision engineering and electronic visualisation. Time and time again, we set new, pioneering standards in sophisticated technology for recognising, experiencing, measuring, analysing, structuring and processing a wide spectrum of objects. With professional optics we meet the expectations of even our most critical customers - not only in the fields of research, medicine, industry, but also for use in leisure activities.
Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of opto-electronic components and systems and employs over 3000 staff worldwide. The corporate headquarters are based in Hamamatsu City, Japan along with various manufacturing plants and central research laboratories. Since its inception in 1953, Hamamatsu Photonics has expanded to now enjoy a global presence throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Hamamatsu Photonics’ corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of Photonics through extensive research and development. Hundreds of new opto-electronic products are introduced to the market each year and many Hamamatsu products are regarded as state-of-the-art. Hamamatsu sources, detectors and imaging products are designed to cover the entire optical spectrum, from nuclear radiation, x-ray, Ultraviolet (UV), Visible and Infrared radiation. Hamamatsu devices provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, industrial and medical instrumentation.
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LaVision BioTec GmbH
LaVision BioTec supplies advanced microscopy solutions for life sciences. UltraMicroscope II utilizes six light sheets to excite large samples with fluorescence light. Moving the sample through the light sheets generates 3D image stacks at cellular resolution. TriM Scope II is a modular multi-photon microscopy platform combining single- and multi-beam operation for deep in-vivo imaging. Multiple accessories provide customization.
Leica UK Ltd
Leica Microsystems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision optical solutions based on microscopes and related instruments. The company manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products used in a wide variety of areas requiring vision, measurement and analysis, including applications in the life sciences (such as bio-technology research and medicine) and the material sciences.
Linkam Scientific Instruments
Linkam develops and manufactures a broad range of heating and freezing stages for both OEM and end users to visualize and explore materials properties. Used in conjunction with light microscopes and other forms of spectroscopy, Linkam stages are found in thousands of laboratories worldwide with the most successful microscope heating stage, the THMS600, selling over 4,000 units alone. Linkam is the market leader in temperature controlled microscopy.
LOT Quantum Design
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Mad City Labs
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Founded in 1978, Photometrics is the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance CCD and EMCCD cameras for the life sciences.
The original architect of the world’s 1st scientific grade microscopy EMCCD camera, researchers across the globe rely on Photometrics’ state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation, including its popular CoolSNAP™, Cascade®, QuantEM® and Evolvecameras to meet their most demanding application requirements.
Photon Lines supplies a range of scientific cameras (including CCD cameras, CMOS and sCMOS), lasers and laser components which are optimised for Lightsheet microscopy. We also supply advanced scientific imaging solutions primarily into the area of biophotonics, such as Label-Free Live Cell Imaging Systems and fluorescence microscopy equipment including the products of PhaseView, who have engineered unique 3D imaging technologies for life science microscopy applications. Based on a novel remote focusing principle, PhaseView imaging products allow for high speed 3D imaging which is only limited by camera frame rate, while keeping bio-specimens in a stable position without moving the objective or stage. Using this acquisition principle, PhaseView’s Alpha3 light sheet fluorescence microscope addresses the issue of high temporal resolution along with spatial high-resolution, to achieve 3D imaging of dynamic biological processes.
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