LM Facility Managers Meeting 2018
Scientific Organiser: Kurt Anderson, The Francis Crick Institute
The next Facility Managers Meeting aimed at people running or working in light microscopy facilities will be held at the Francis Crick Institute.
From very humble beginnings, we have grown to a much more significant and influential community of facility managers. Numbers of attendees have grown 10 fold since the first meeting in 2006 as more and more facilities have opened. We now represent one of the best organised facility groupings in the UK if not indeed the world.
Following on from previous years, you can expect to find out more on the latest developments in UK Bioimaging and how we can feed in to wider international groups that are starting up. We will also discuss some of the basic elements (funding, impact measures) of running a core facility as well as the latest technological and application developments that effect ourselves and our users.
RMS & BioImagingUK Facilities Database
- 12:00 Registration
Career Survey, Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee
- 13:30 RCUK update, Daniela Hensen, BBSRC
- 13:50 Micro Manager, Speaker TBC
- 14:20 Crib Talk, Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen
- 14:35 Session Two Techno Bites 1-6
- 15:05 Coffee Break
Examples of the productive networks in the UK: Birmingham-Nottingham, Joelle Goulding, University of Nottingham
- 16:10 Ordinary facility manager perspective on big european initiative - current status of things in Germany, Jan Peychl
- 16:30 What the AIC can do for you, Teng-Leong Chew, Janelia Research Campus
- 17:00 Crib Talk, Sally Boxall, University of Leeds
Techno Bites 7-12
- 17:45 Drinks Reception
- 19:00 Dinner at Searcy's
Sustainable Software - Dave Pinto, University of Oxford
- 09:20 Talk TBC
- 09:40 4D Live Segmentation - Jeremy Pike, University of Birmingham
- 10:00 High-throughput 3D segmentation - Stephen Cross
- 10:20 Crib Talk - Speaker TBC
- 10:35 Tea and Coffee Break
Reproducibility in Science - Marcus Munafo, University of Bristol
- 12:05 Quality Control of Imaging in Clinical Science - Bruno Rojas
- 12:35 Confocal Service Contracts - Kurt Anderson, Francis Crick Institute
- 12:55 Lunch
- 13:55 CALM and Crick Tours
University of Bristol
Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics
Prof Jason Swedlow
University of Dundee
Jason Swedlow earned a BA in Chemistry from Brandeis University in 1982 and PhD in Biophysics from UCSF in 1994. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr T.J. Mitchison at UCSF and then Harvard Medical School, Dr Swedlow established his own laboratory in 1998 at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2002 and named Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology in 2007. His lab focuses on studies of mitotic chromosome structure and dynamics and has published numerous leading papers in the field. He is co-founder of the Open Microscopy Environment (OME), a community-led open source software project that develops specifications and tools for biological imaging. In 2005, he founded Glencoe
Software, Inc., a commercial start-up that provides commercial licenses and customization for OME software. In 2011, Prof Swedlow and the OME Consortium were named BBSRC's Social Innovator of the Year and Overall Innovator of the Year. In 2012, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Prof Swedlow has organized or directed several courses in quantitative microscopy at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA and the National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore. India.
Open Imaging Inc
Please note that registration is closed.
The meeting will be taking place at The Francis Crick Institute.
The full address is 1 Midland Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 1AT.
The evening meal on Thursday 4 January is being held at Searcy's St Pancras.
Grand Terrace, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station, King’s Cross St. Pancras, London, N1C 4QL
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