The Mesoscopy challenge

The Mesoscopy challenge

22 January 2019

The Mesoscopy challenge

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General context

Recent developments in 3D whole organ and whole-body imaging have revolutionized our view on tissues and is liberating the research from artificial 2D cell culture. This has opened new windows to investigate 3D cultures systems and organs and changed our view on whole model organisms such as zebrafish, Drosophila, Xenopus, rodents and plants. This revolution however, also comes with new challenges for imaging the large volumes, data analysis and sample handling.

Approach

To give more insights on how to tackle the mesoscale challenge, this training event will showcase different approaches to mesoscale imaging from both VIB research labs as well as renowned international scientists. Presentations will span different imaging techniques including light sheet microscopy, slide scanning, phenotypic plant imaging and microCT. The event will also highlight novel applications on sample handling and will introduce you to the opportunities in cutting edge large scale imaging and show you how it can enhance your own research.

Scientific committee
  • Saskia Lippens - VIB Bioimaging Core Ghent
  • Sebastian Munck - VIB Bioimaging Core Leuven
Extra information
  • Participation is free for VIB participants.
  • Registration fee for Academics from Universities and Research Centers is € 50 (21% VAT incl.).
  • Registration fee for participants of EU-LIFE partner institutes is € 50 (21% VAT incl.).
  • Registration fee for industry is € 300 (21% VAT incl.).
  • Note that upon no-show without valid justification you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year and for VIB participants the reimbursement of the catering costs (€ 50) will be charged to the research group. Click here for more information.

Program

Registration
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Welcome
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Session 1

Stefanie Reichelt, CRUK Cambridge Institute, UK
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Translational Light Sheet

Coffee break
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Gail McConnell, Centre for Biophotonics, University of Strthclyde, Glasgow, UK
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Mesolens

Leen Seys, VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
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Slide Scanning of lung tissue

Lunch
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Session 2

Monika Ritsch-Marte, Section for Biomedical Physics, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, AT
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Sample Manipulation in 3D

Greetje Vande Velde, Departement Beeldvorming & Pathologie, KU Leuven, BE
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Lung infection imaging

Coffee break
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Stijn Dhondt, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
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Plant imaging

Mohammed Fahroud, Emit Imaging, Boston, US
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Reception
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Contact

VIB training
Tel: +32 9 244 66 11
Mail: training@vib.be