Virtual Frontiers in BioImaging 2020
17 – 18 November 2020
This is an ideal meeting for both new and established researchers to engage with a broad range of imaging approaches.
Frontiers in BioImaging 2020 will bring applications of optical, electron and correlative microscopy, as well as biocomputation. Invited speakers (from across the globe) will be presenting in sessions their recent technical developments and applications of these microscopy-based approaches to address key cell and molecular biology questions. Submitted abstracts will have the chance to present their data and partner companies will showcase their recent products in Techno Bite sessions. Join us (virtually) to learn and discuss the latest progress and application of microscopy and image analysis.
Flash Talk Prize Winners
Congratulations go to our Flash Talk prize-winners. First prize went to Evelyn Garlick of the University of Birmingham for her talk, titled Investigating the role of actin in the membrane organisation of adenosine receptors using super-resolution microscopy. The Runner-up prize went to Eliana Battistella, University of Strathclyde, for her presentation on Light sheet fluorescence microscopy for mesoscale imaging.
Professor Mark Leake
University of York
Since 2013 Mark has been the Chair of Biological Physics in the University of York, and heads the Biological Physics Group. His primary research interest lies in addressing unresolved biological questions, which are intractable with conventional bulk ensemble average methods, by developing new single-molecule microscopy, to advance understanding of native cell biology. His most important independent scientific contribution is the conception/development of multidimensional fluorescence imaging and analytical tools allowing single-molecule characterization in molecular machines in vivo at millisecond time scales, including invention of multicolour ‘slimfield’ super-resolution imaging and photophysical algorithms quantifying molecular composition, architecture and mobility, and is pushing forward the emergence of a new field of ‘single-molecule cellular biophysics.’
Dr Leandro Lemgruber
infocus Deputy Scientific Editor
Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow
Leandro obtained his PhD in Biophysics in Brazil, studying the cellular structure of parasites and the interaction with host cells. He did a Post-doc at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) working on the cytoskeleton dynamics of the Malaria parasite Plasmodium sp and its structural organization. He took a position as a Research Support Specialist at the Electron Microscopy Resource Center of The Rockefeller University (New York, USA) and afterwards a position of Research Associate at the National Technology Institute in Brazil. Since 2015 he manages the Imaging sector of the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. Since his PhD, Leandro has applied optical, electron, super-resolution and cryo-microscopy in his work, as well as correlative microscopy.
Dr Theresa Ward
Life Sciences Section Chair
London School of Hygeine & Tropical Medicine
Theresa teaches on the MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is an active RMS member. She obtained her first degree in Biochemistry and Genetics from Nottingham University and her DPhil from the University of Sussex where she studied membrane trafficking in fission yeast. She then worked in the laboratory of Dr Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz at the National Institute of Health in the USA. She was awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2002. Her particular interest is in integrating confocal microsocopy technology and advanced cell and biological techniques to investigate the processes involved in B cell activation and proliferation.