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Light-sheet in Action: structural and dynamic microscopy from cells to animals

22nd April 2024, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Light-sheet microscopy is an emerging technique that supersedes existing imaging methods with a unique combination of speed, image contrast, low phototoxicity and sample integrity, as well as providing unique functionality to address new biological questions.

This 1-day symposium aims to form new connections and collaborations between biologists, microscopists, image analysts and optical engineers, providing an opportunity to inform each other about current and advanced applications using light-sheet microscopy. The discussion will be focused on the benefits of this technology without ignoring its limits and exploring possible alternative or complementary imaging approaches.

Topics will include:

  • Clearing: deep imaging in large and small cleared samples, clearing protocols, structural analyses
  • Mesoscale: gentle or long-term live imaging, embryos/organoids development, differentiation
  • Cellular dynamics: fast and/or high-resolution imaging, cellular & intracellular dynamics, functional imaging

The aim of this day is to inform and inspire, share successes and challenges, and learn together about using light-sheet microscopy in research. The symposium is aimed at all prospective and existing scientists using light-sheet microscopy, from those thinking of using it for the first time, to the established researchers using and developing methodology and technology.

More preliminary information about posters, registration and program are available on the Symposium website

Ample opportunities will be given for attendees to present talks and posters, discuss during breaks or focussed sessions, meet specialists from microscopy facilities and companies, and most importantly, have an enjoyable time with the community.

The program is still preliminary but we are glad to announce the keynote speaker will be Jan Huisken – Humboldt Professor of Multiscale Biology, Georg-August-University Göttingen.

Additionally, a workshop will be organised after the symposium where it will be possible to get hands-on with light-sheet microscopes either at The Francis Crick Institute or in facilities nearer to your location.