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Institute for Life Sciences

ZEISS-sponsored Southampton Bioimaging Symposium Event

Image credit: Dr Sumeet Mahajan
09:00 - 17:00
25 January 2019
Somers Lecture Theatre, Somers Building (Institute of Developmental Sciences), Southampton University Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

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Event details

The theme of the conference is ‘Technology driven Biology’ aiming to bring users and developers of optical imaging together.

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It will highlight the transformation in understanding being brought out by novel light microscopy and imaging technologies. The symposium will provide opportunities for researchers from universities across the United Kingdom to present their latest achievements in utilising latest technologies for biological research and also their potential.

The day, made up of numerous talks from invited speakers along with talks from early career researchers will show how various imaging technologies have enabled biological breakthroughs in recent years.

Presentation topics will span the fields of developmental biology, regenerative medicine, neurosciences, cancer biology and immunology as well as disease models such as spheroids and organoids. The techniques covered will include 4D imaging, superresolution imaging, intravital imaging, lightsheet microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, adaptive optics, tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy and machine learning.

Confirmed Invited speakers:

Dr Lin Wang, Central Laser Facility, Science and Technology Facilities Council
Dr Audrey Gerard, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford
Dr Amanda Wright, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
Dr Raphael Levy, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool
Dr Simon Poland, Cancer Research UK, King's College London
Dr Chris Hanley, WISH Lab, Southampton University Hospital
Dr Sven Terclavers, Carl Zeiss Microscopy (previously Harvard University)
Dr Naresh Kumar, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

*The event is free of charge event and refreshments will be provided. Please register for your attendance as seating in the seminar room is limited and it will help in arranging numbers for lunch.

Event Organising Team:  Prof Sumeet Mahajan, Dr Dave Johnston and Dr Katherine Lau 


Southampton Bioimaging Symposium | 25th January 2019

Somers Lecture Hall, IDS Building, Somers Lecture Theatre, Somers Building (Institute of Developmental Sciences), Southampton University Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton
09:00 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 10:40 Keynote: Prof Mark Bradley (University of Edinburgh) Optical Medical Imaging - From Glass to Humans
10:40 – 11:15 Invited 1: Dr Audrey Gerard (University of Oxford) Dynamics of CD8 T cell Responses in Health and Disease
11:15 – 11:50 Invited 2: Dr Amanda Wright (University of Nottingham)  Optical Trapping from Cells to Molecules
11:50 – 12:25 Invited 3: Dr Simon Poland (Kings College London)  Massively Parallel Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Investigate Cellular Dynamics
12:25 – 12: 35 Invited 4: Chris Bisson (Eden Project)  Investigations into How to Generate Public Interest in Microscopy: Invisible Worlds – A case study at Eden Project.

12:35 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:05 Invited 5: Dr Raphael Levy (University of Liverpool)  Challenges and Successes in the Imaging of 3D systems
14:05 – 14:40 Invited 6: Dr Sven Terclavers (Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions)  Multi-modal Imaging: Increase Insights through Data Fusion

14:40 – 15:10 Coffee/Tea Break

15:10 – 15:30 ECR presentation: Dr Christopher Hanley (University of Southampton)  Investigating the Tumour Microenvironment with Live-cell Imaging and Digital Pathology
15:30 – 15:40 ECR presentation: George Devitt (University of Southampton)  Characterisation of Protein Aggregation in Alzheimer's Disease using Raman Spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy
15:40 – 16:15 Invited 7 Dr Naresh Kumar (National Physical Laboratory)  Nanoscale imaging of newly-synthesised phospholipid molecules in a biological cell using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
16:15 - 16:25 ECR presentation: Peter Johnson (University of Southampton)  Super-resolution Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy for Biomedical Applications
16:25 – 17:00 Invited 8 Dr Lin Wang (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)  Super-resolution Microscopy at Cryogenic Temperatures

17:00 Event close


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