Frontiers in BioImaging 2022

5 – 6 July 2022

Birmingham, UK

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Overview

This is an ideal meeting for both new and established researchers to engage with a broad range of imaging approaches. We will be accepting abstracts for both oral and poster contributions. This event will also have opportunities for companies to exhibit and sponsor.

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Scientific Organisers

  • Dr Joelle Goulding

    University of Nottingham
    Joëlle is a research fellow in advanced microscopy at the University of Nottingham within the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE). COMPARE is a unique collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. Following a PhD in Genetics at the University of Nottingham, she moved into the field of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) pharmacology within the group of Professor Stephen Hill specialising in the development of imaging technologies to study the pharmacology of Class A GPCRs utilising fluorescent ligands and bioluminescent fusion proteins. This work has harboured an interest in studying endogenous receptor function and translating techniques for use within stem cell derived model systems. In 2017 Joëlle joined COMPARE and is working on the development of Fluorescent Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) methodologies alongside Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET) imaging for GPCRs and tyrosine kinases.

  • Dr Deirdre Kavanagh

    COMPARE, University of Birmingham

    Deirdre Kavanagh is an imaging scientist and facility manager working at the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE), University of Birmingham. She has expertise in fluorescence microscopy with specialist interest in super-resolution, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and light-sheet technologies. She completed a PhD in Engineering and Physical Sciences and as post-doctoral researcher she applied advanced microscopy to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying cell communication. At COMPARE, she supports a large user base via teaching, training and assisted imaging and analysis sessions. She is proactively involved in the organisation and development of microscopy networks, workshops, courses and public engagement. She serves on a number of microscopy committees including the Royal Microscopical Society Light Microscopy Committee, and she co-founded the UK’s Lattice Light-Sheet community group.

  • 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 Ferran Valderrama

    St George's University
    Ferran is a cell biologist with research interest in cell polarity and migration in the physiological context of cancers of epithelial origin (particularly prostate cancer). Our laboratory has been developing 3D cell culture models aiming to recapitulate the early events observed in the glandular structures of the prostate that lead to prostate cancer. Using epifluorescence and confocal microscopy in live and fix specimens we aim to understand how changes in cell polarity and cell migration lead to early disruption of the epithelial organization of the glands (intraepithelial neoplasia) and subsequent proliferation and migration towards the lumen (intraluminal proliferation). We believe that cytoskeleton-adaptor proteins, such as the Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin family, may have an important role in controlling these processes.  Since 2013, Ferran is also the academic director of the Image Resource Facility at St George’s University that holds a light microscopy section including widefield, confocal and light-sheet imaging systems as well as an electron microscopy section.

     

 



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