Frontiers in BioImaging 2018
Scientific Organisers: Susan Cox, King's College London; Sian Culley, University College London; Gail McConnell, University of Strathclyde; Brian Patton, University of Strathclyde; Alex Sossick, University of Cambridge and Imogen Sparkes, University of Bristol
Frontiers in BioImaging 2018 will focus on the latest developments in applications of optical microscopy, mesoscopy and image analysis across a range of biological fields. Sessions will cover 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.
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Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 27 April 2018
You can now submit your abstract to this meeting. We are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations.
- Please ensure you submit the abstract as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF
- Please ensure that you indicate your preference for a submitted talk or poster presentation
- Abstracts should be approximately 300-500 words in length
- Please include the title, all authors and their affiliations and indicate the presenting author
- You may include images or diagrams where appropriate
- You may also include references or keywords
Abstracts should be emailed as an attachment to Kate Wooding. Please include in your email whether you would prefer to be considered for an Oral or Poster presentation.
Democratising live-cell high-speed super-resolution microscopy
Dr Ricardo Henriques
University College London
Dr Ricardo Henriques is a group leader since 2013 at both the University College London and Francis Crick Institute in the UK. His group undergoes research in optical and computational biophysics, with a special interest in super-resolution microscopy and host-pathogen interactions. He graduated in Physics, specialising in biophotonics and robotics. He finished his PhD In 2011 on the topic of advancing super-resolution microscopy technologies (Musa Mhlanga lab). He then pursued postdoc research at Institut Pasteur Paris, studying HIV-1 T-cell infection through nanoscale imaging (Christophe Zimmer lab).
Quantitative imaging of structure and dynamics in biological transport networks
Dr Mark Fricker
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
Mark Fricker started as a plant physiologist with Colin Willmer in Stirling on dissecting signal transduction pathways in stomatal physiology, and then quantitative imaging of Ca2+ in Edinburgh with Tony Trewavas and Nick Read. He continued with in vivo imaging of Ca2+, pH and redox dynamics in plant and then fungal systems after the move to Oxford sometime last century, which evolved into the current interest in signalling and transport in networked systems, and an IgNobel prize in 2010. Experimental investigations cover a range of scales including confocal ratio imaging on a micron scale, radiolabel scintillation imaging at an intermediate scale, and network analysis and mathematical modelling to predict behaviour across all scales. As part of this work, he has been developing image analysis methods to quantify network architecture, dynamics and internal flows at different organisational scales, including sub-cellular ER networks, and macroscopic networks, such as fungi, slime molds, and leaf veins. The resultant fully-weighted network graphs then provide the input to predictive biophysical models to probe the mechanisms leading to the emergence of self-organised, adaptive behaviour.
Oncoprotein Activation and Dynamics in Cancer: A new Vision of Cancer Diagnostics
Professor Banafshe Larijani
Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science
Banafshé Larijani is Head of Cell Biophysics Laboratory since 2002 at Cancer Research UK, was appointed Senior Scientist in 2012 and in 2014 was awarded an Ikerbasque Research Professorship where she moved her laboratory to the Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology (PiE) and the Biophysics Institute (UPV/EHU) Bilbao, Spain. She holds adjunct professorships with University of Bath (UK), Stony Brooks University NY and University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, (USA). Prof Larijani's laboratory is a cutting edge cross-disciplinary platform, which draws upon the physical sciences to develop novel avenues for investigation of biological processes in signalling. Her laboratory has led to paving a unique path by investigating the role of phosphoinositides and their metabolites, both as second messengers and as modulators of membrane morphology. The outcomes of her fundamental research involving the application of quantitative imaging (FRET-FLIM) for investigating molecular mechanisms of phosphoinositide-modifying and phosphoinositide-dependant enzymes have resulted in their application to various clinical objectives, as well as a spin off, FASTBASE SOLUTIONS Ltd. Since 2002 she has more than published 90 primary research articles in the area of nuclear envelope biogenesis, lipid signalling and cancer biology and has over 2600 citations.
Strategies for mesoscale imaging of non-transparent samples
Dr Sebastian Munck
VIB Bio Imaging Core KU Leuven
I started my carrer in Munich, where I studied Biology and later obtained a Ph.D at the BioImaging Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Later I worked as a Product Manager for Till Photonics, in Germany, between 2003 and 2004. After that I moved to Innsbruck as a Postdoc at the Medical University, from 2004 to 2006. I became Staff Scientist at the VIB in 2007 and in 2013 consequently independent group leader as Expert Technologist. In this function I also established the Leuven part of the VIB Bio Imaging Core and the Departmental imaging facility at the Center for Brain and Disease research. I was appointed Assistant Professor (part-time) at Faculty of Medicine KU Leuven in 2015.
Elastic properties of fibrous proteins and tissues probed Brillouin microspectroscopy
Dr Francesca Palombo
University of Exeter
My research is focused on the development of FTIR, Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy methods for applications to the biomedical sciences. I am particularly interested in the physical and chemical aspects of biological systems at a molecular level, as well their implications in disease. Previously, I developed the application of ATR-FTIR imaging to atherosclerosis in small animal models. I applied both ultrafast OHD-OKE and THz Raman scattering to elucidate the dynamics, structure and interactions in ionic solutions. My PhD was focused on H-bonding properties of octanols from the liquid to supercritical fluid phase using FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
How chromatin organises in mammalian cells - lessons from 3D super-resolution microscopy
Dr Lothar Schermelleh
University of Oxford
2003 PhD at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Advisor: Prof. Thomas Cremer)
2003-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher / Lecturer (Epigenetics & Bioimaging); Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Advisor: Prof. Heinrich Leonhardt).
2005-2007 Visiting Scientist with Prof. John W. Sedat, University of California, San Francisco.
Since 2011 Micron Senior Research Fellow / Principle Investigator at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
Multiphoton imaging across millimeter length scales with subcellular and subsecond resolution
Dr Spencer Smith
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Spencer LaVere Smith earned is his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics, and his Ph.D in neuroscience and neuroengineering. After postdocs at UCLA and University College London, he started his own lab at the University of North Carolina in 2011. Smith’s research uses state-of-the-art imaging, electrophysiology, and quantitative behavior to reverse engineer the neuronal activity dynamics that encode stimuli and guide behavior. His lab (slslab.org, labrigger.com) has developed novel multiphoton imaging instrumentation to measure neuronal activity across multiple brain areas simultaneously with subcellular resolution. His awards include a McKnight Technological Innovation Award (2015), a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship (2013), and a Human Frontier Science Program Career Development Award (2012).
In vivo STED microscopy
Dr Katrin Willig
Center for Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain, Göttingen
Katrin Willig studied Physics at Würzburg University and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, before joining Stefan W. Hell’s research team at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen in 2002. She graduated with a PhD from Heidelberg University in 2006 with a thesis on STED microscopy in the visible range. Since 2014 she has been leading her own junior research group at the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence and DFG Research Center for Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CNMPB) located the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen. She pioneered the use of fluorescent proteins for nanoscale imaging of living cells and has developed STED microscopy for imaging tissue inside living organs. She has demonstrated the strength of these technologies by in vivo imaging of the tiny protrusions (dendritic spines) on nerve cell dendrites found in the synapses inside a living mouse brain with unprecedented detail.
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Frontiers in BioImaging will take place at the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. For travel information please refer to the webpage
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