Imaging ONEWORLD Series

Imaging ONEWORLD covers topics including sample preparation, labelling strategies, experimental workflows, and ‘how-to’ image and analyse. The webinars examine inspiring new scientific ideas and facilitate collaborations, with speakers also available for questions and answers. The organisers, core facility staff from the University of Cambridge, Gurdon Institute, MRC-LMB and the ICR/Royal Marsden Trust are also able to continue the discussion and provide advice on your imaging projects.

If you would like to speak at a future meeting in this series or have a suggestion for a speaker, please fill in the suggestion form. For any questions in regards to the Imaging ONEWORLD series, please contact Jessica Cole.

 Scientific Organisers

Alex Sossick
Stefanie Reichelt
Alessandro Esposito


Kirti Prakash

Series Schedule

You can register for an individual meeting by clicking on the corresponding link below. 

If you would like to sign up for the whole series, please register for the next occurence and select the 'Enrol for Whole Series' box during registration.

Upcoming Lectures

Please note, all meetings begin at 13:00 UK time.

Epigenetic landscape of meiotic chromosomes


Previous Lectures

Many for the Imaging ONEWORLD lectures have been recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel. 

From all corona-born seminar series I've attended, together with the Neubias Academy I enjoy this here the most! Thank you so much to all the organizers and speakers.

Christian Knapp

The Institute of Photonic Sciences


2022 Lectures

18 July 2022 - Machine learning for microscopy with less training data by Anna Kreshuk, Group Leader in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. Lecture available on YouTube 

11 July 2022 - High-speed super-resolution structured illumination microscopy based on fiber optics by Professor Thomas Huser, Bielefeld University, Germany. Lecture available on YouTube

27 June 2022 - 'Exploring gene transcription mechanisms using single-molecule fluorescence imaging in vitro and in vivo' by Professor Achillefs Kapanidis from the University of Oxford, UK. Lecture not available. 

20 June 2022 - 'Data fusion in localization based super-resolution microscopy' by Professor Dr Bernd Rieger, Department of Imaging Physics at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Lecture available on YouTube

13 June 2022 - '3D Imaging at different scales using single-objective light-sheet microscopy' by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Sibarita, Group Leader at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France. Lecture available on YouTube

6 June 2022 - 'Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM): Combining Ultrastructural and Molecular Imaging' by Jesse Aaron, Applications Scientist from the Advanced Imaging Center, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, VA, United States. Lecture available of YouTube

30 May 2022 'Overcoming physical resolution limits of fluorescence microscopes with sparse deconvolution' by Professor Liangyi Chen from the Peking University in Beijing, China. Lecture available on YouTube

23 May 2022 'Imaging how bacteria sense and repair DNA damage at the single-molecule level' by Professor Stephan Uphoff from the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

9 May 2022 - 'Super-resolution microscopy in biomedical research: Challenges and potentials' By Dr Christian Eggeling from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Lecture available on YouTube

25 April 2022 - 'Quantitative imaging of the spatio-angular architecture without label' by Dr. Shalin Mehta from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco. Lecture available on YouTube

4 April 2022 - 'Molecular memories in C. elegans nematodes' by Professor Oded Rechavi from Tel Aviv University, Israel.  Lecture not available. 

28 March 2022 - 'Looking ever deeper – an introduction to three-photon microscopy' by Dr Christian Wilms from Scientifica Ltd, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

21 March 2022 - 'Correlative super-resolution microscopy technique to probe living Neuronal synapses' by Dr V. V. G. Krishna Inavalli from the Center for Cancer Immunology (CCI), University of Southampton, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

28 February 2022 - 'Microscopy reproducibility for the real world: building interactive tools to document light microscopy experiments based on community specifications' by Dr. Caterina Strambio-De-Castillia from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA. Lecture available on YouTube

21 February 2022 - 'Imaging cytoskeletal dynamics in invading cancer cells' by Professor Maddy Parsons from the King's College London, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

14 February 2022 - 'Super-resolution expansion microscopy' by Professor Markus Sauer from the University of Würzburg, Germany. Lecture available on YouTube

7 February 2022 - 'Metal and grahene induced energy transfer imaging' by Professor Jörg Enderlain from the Georg August University, Germany. Lecture available on YouTube

31 January 2022 - 'Pictures at an exhibition: why and how you should publish your image data' - Dr Matthew Hartley of EMBL-EBL, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

2021 Lectures

13 December 2021 - 'Smart Microscopy for Everyone: the OpenFlexure Microscope' - Dr Richard Bowman of the University of Bath. Lecture available on YouTube

29 November 2021 - Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell - Dr Jin Zhang, UC San Diego

22 November 2021 - 'Organization of translating secretome mRNAs on endoplasmic reticulum' - Dr Heejun Choi, Janelia Research Campus. Lecture available on YouTube

15 November 2021 - 'From images to information: enhancing resolution and improving accuracy' - Dr Susan Cox, King's College London. Lecture available on YouTube

8 November 2021 - 'Quantitative 4D microscopy gives unique insights into immune cell function, cellular infection and cell death mechanisms' - Dr Kelly Rogers, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Lecture available on YouTube

1st November 2021 - 'Modelling and determining 3D supramolecular structure from single-molecule localisation data, despite many missing localisations.' - Dr Alistair Curd. Lecture available on YouTube

25 October 2021 - 'Publishing methodological developments in imaging and microscopy' - Rita Strack, Nature Methods

18 October 2021 - 'Motion of single molecular tethers reveals dynamic subdomains at organelle contact sites' - Dr Chris Obara, Janelia Research Campus. Lecture available on YouTube

11 October 2021 - 'Finding the needle in the haystack with 3D correlative light and electron microscopy' - Dr Lucy Collinson, Francis Crick Institute. Lecture available on YouTube

4 October 2021 - 'Using Affimers and finding patterns in super-resolution images' - Professor Michelle Peckam, Leeds University. Lecture available on YouTube

27 September 2021 - 'How do human cells divide? Developing microscopy methods to extend the frontiers of imaging photosensitive samples.' - Professor Viji Mythily Draviam, Queen Mary, University of London

20 September 2021 - New single molecule methods to study protein dynamics on membranes - Professor Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. Lecture available on YouTube

6 September 2021 - "Exploring molecular organization and orientation in living cells using fluorescence anisotropy imaging" - Professor Jitu Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences

13 September 2021 - "High-speed 3D imaging with Multifocus Microscopy" - Asst Professor Sara Abrahamsson and PhD Candidate Eduardo Hirata, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California

26 July 2021 - Quantification of cell shape and intracellular flows based on DIC object detection -  Dr Chaitanya Athale, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research

19 July 2021 - Deep Learning in Microscopy - Professor Udo Birk, Institute for Photonics and ICT

12 July 2021 - Cryo Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy for Correlation with Cryo-EM -  Professor Rainer Kauffman, University of Hamburg

28 June 2021 - Enhanced FIB-SEM: Large Volume Whole Cells and Tissues Imaging at Fine Resolutions - Dr Shan Xu, Janelia Research Campus

21 June 2021 - Discerning how actin regulatory proteins give rise to filopodia using multi-channel timelapse imaging and quantification - Dr Jenny Gallop, Cambridge University

14 June 2021 - Adaptive optics for microscopy: the past, the present and the future - Professor Martin Booth, University of Oxford. Lecture available on YouTube

7 June 2021 - 'Horses for the courses: strategic adaptation of super-resolution microscopy modalities to solve the structural basis of cell signalling' - Dr Izzy Jayasinghe, The University of Sheffield

24 May 2021 - 'Spatially Modulated Illumination Microscopy: Application Perspectives in Nuclear Nanostructure Analysis' - Professor Christoph Cremer, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg 

17 May 2021 - 'Novel Molecular and Computational Tools for Studying Organelle Dynamics' - Uri Manor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies'

10 May 2021 - 'Using the Mesolens for optical mesoscopic imaging with sub-cellular resolution' - Professor Gail McConnell, University of Strathclyde

26 April 2021 - 'Automatic whole cell organelle segmentation in volumetric electron microscopy' - Aubrey Weigel, Janelia Research Campus

19 April 2021 - 'How do you build a wall? Using and developing advanced live cell fluorescence microscopy to understand how bacteria divide' - Seamus Holden, Newcastle University

12 April 2021 - 'Emerging imaging technologies to study cell architecture, dynamics and function' - Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus

22 March 2021 - "Gaia: ESA's Two Billion Star Map of the Milky Way" - Nicholas Walton, University of Cambridge

15 March 2021 - '3D Imaging of Cells by FIBSEM with Correlation to Cryo Fluorescence Microscopy' - Harald Hess, Janelia Research Campus

8 March 2021 - 'Protein-protein interactions at the cellular interface: Biophotonics approaches to quantitative FRET measurements' - Simon Ameer-Beg, King's College London

1 March 2021 - 'Biological Discovery from Large-Scale Imaging Data' Heba Sailem, University of Oxford

22 February 2021 - 'GPU-accelerated 3D image processing for everyone' - Robert Haase, Technische Universitat Dresden

15 February 2021: 'Primed Conversion: The New Kid on the Block for Photoconversion' - Periklis Pantazis, Imperial College London

8 February 2021: 'DNA Based, Monofunctionalized quantum dots for single particle BioImaging of proteins in living cells' - Dhiraj Devidas Bhatia, Indian Institute of Technology

1 February 2021:  'The Power in your Pocket - Your Smartphone as a Super-Resolution Microscope' - Benedict Diederich, Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology

25 January 2021: "Deep learning-based point scanning super resolution imaging" - Linjing Fang, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

11 January 2021: 'Monitoring CRISPR-Cas target search in live bacteria using single-molecule localisation microscopy' - Johannes Holbein, Wageningen U&R

2020 Lectures

14 December 2020: 'A deep learning strategy to segment nuclei with only 3 annotated images' - Thierry Pecot, Medical University of South Carolina. Lecture available on YouTube

7 December 2020:  "Decrypting MINFLUX and laser-free super-resolution microscopy" - Kirti Prakash, National Physical Laboratory. Lecture available on YouTube

30 November 2020: "Biological imaging using mass spectrometry – new concepts for a National Capability at the Rosalind Franklin Institute" -  Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory. Lecture available on YouTube

23 November 2020: "Chemical Microscopy - Making the Invisible Visible and Vice Versa" Sapun Parekh, The University of Texas at Austin. Lecture available on YouTube

9 November 2020: 'Oblique Plane Microscopy' - Chris Dunsby, Imperial College, London, UK. Lecture available on YouTube

2 November 2020: 'Unfinished tales: three short stories interrupted by the pandemic' - Hari Shroff, Laboratory of High Resolution Optical Imaging (HROI), NIBIB, Bethesda MD, USA

26 October 2020: 'High-Resolution, Large Field-of-View, and Multi-View Single Objective Light-Sheet Microscopy' - Loic Royer, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA, USA

19 October 2020: 'Direct Optical Nanoscopy with Axially Localized Detection' - Sandrine Lévêque-Fort, CNRS/ Univ. Paris Sud, France

12 October 2020: 'Metabolic Index” measurements using the Phasor/FLIM method' - Michelle Digman, Department of Biomedical Engineering 3103 Natural Sciences II Irvine, CA

5 October 2020: "Novel nanoscopes (MoNaLISA, Smart RESOLFT, Adaptive STED) with the use of new molecular switchers (rsFusionRed)' - Ilaria Testa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, STOCKHOLM, Sweden

28 September 2020: 'High-speed bio-imaging: Visualizing fast dynamics in biology and neuroscience' - Robert Prevedel, EMBL. Heidelberg

21 September 2020: 'Mapping microscopic viscosity and temperature using molecular rotors and FLIM' - Marina Kuimova, Imperial College, London

14 September 2020: 'How thin is your light sheet? Tips to survive the data apocalypse.' Emmanuel G. ReynaudUniversity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

7 September 2020: 'Superresolution microscopy for structural cell biology' - Jonas Ries, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

27 July 2020: 'How to stay focused in 3D microscopy' - Reto Fiolka, UT Southwestern, Dallas TX, USA. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

20 July 2020: 'Tissue-Scale Cell Biology with Axially Swept Light-Sheet Microscopy' - Kevin Dean, Assistant Professor, and Director of the Microscopy Innovation Lab, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

13 July 2020: "Computational Methods for Visualization, Simulation, and Restoration Microscopy Data' - Martin Weigert, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

6 July 2020: 'Dynamic integration of metabolism and growth factor signaling in single cells' - John Albeck, UC Davis, Davis, USA. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

29 June 2020: 'Generic Deconvolution' Rainer Heintzmann, IPC, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität & Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

22 June 2020: 'Towards Decentralised Life-Science Imaging Data Resources - Large Scale Data Ecosystem for Single Cell Imaging.' - Aleksandra Tarkowska, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

15 June 2020: 'Expansion Microscopy' - Ed Boyden, MIT Medialab & McGovern Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

8 June 2020: 'Imaging Brain Organoids' - Madeline Lancaster, MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

1 June 2020: '3D super-resolution microscopy of chromatin ‘blobs’' - Lothar Schermelleh, MICRON, Oxford, UK. Lecture available on University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service

18 May 2020: 'Imaging and analysing large, living samples with light-sheet microscopy' - Kate McDole, MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK

11 May 2020: 'Probing and controlling cell biochemistry by light: FRET/FLIM & Optogenetics' - Alessandro Esposito, MRC Cancer Unit, Cambridge, UK