FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY 2022

FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY 2022
April 10 – 13, 2022
Porto, Portugal
Incorporating:
35th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy 
34th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy

Dear Colleagues,

 Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can now be submitted through the conference website: www.FocusOnMicroscopy.org.

 Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

After the successful FOM2021 online conference earlier this year, it is a pleasure to announce FOM2022: the next in a series of unique interdisciplinary meetings on advanced and multi-dimensional light microscopy and image processing. We are optimistic that the COVID-19 situation will again allow an in-person meeting. The FOM2022 conference takes place in the historic city centre of Porto, by the Douro River at the 

Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (www.ccalfandegaporto.com/en/).

The Porto conference will start on Sunday morning April 10 with tutorials, followed by parallel sessions, Flash poster presentations and a plenary opening session with invited speakers at the end of the afternoon. The first day will be closed with a welcome reception.

If you wish to be kept informed on updates, please leave your email address here. A more detailed announcement will be sent early next year. 

FOM2022 continues a long-standing (since 1988), yearly conference series on the latest innovations and developments in (optical) microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and the material sciences. FOM is committed to advancing microscopy research and meeting the needs of participants by providing opportunities for sharing work and connecting scientists with the global scientific community.

Key topics include:

  • Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
  • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid (PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SOFI and related techniques) to TIRF
  • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging
  • Adaptive optics for microscopy
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • Phase/interference based microscopies
  • OCT, holographic, endoscopy
  • Advanced fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS, SOFI
  • New fluorescence probes, proteins, quantum dots, single molecule imaging
  • Clearing and expansion techniques.
  • Coherent non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS.
  • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging
  • Correlated light/electron microscopy
  • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation
  • OCT, endoscopy
  • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy
  • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

 
Abstracts for contributions are invited and can be submitted starting Sunday October 24 through our website: www.FocusOnMicroscopy.org where further information on the present and previous FOM conferences can be found.

Important dates:

Deadline for the submission of abstractsTuesday, January 25, 2022
Acceptance of abstracts, program on the web   Thursday, February 17, 2022
Deadline for early registrationThursday, March 10, 2022
FOM2022 Conference  Sunday, April 10 – April 13, 2022
Easter Sunday 2022April 17, 2022

Welcoming you to the Porto FOM2022 conference and exhibition,
the FOM2022 organizers:

  • Paula Sampaio, IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Hans Gerritsen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

9th International Conference on Bioimaging

https://bioimaging.scitevents.org

February 09 – 11, 2022

Online Streaming

Conference Chair(s)
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo Gamboa, LIBPhys, Physics Department, Nova School of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Chair(s)
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, United States

In Cooperation with
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering
German Society for Biomedical Engineering
European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science
Societe Francaise de Genie Biologique et Medical
International Society for Computational Biology

With the presence of internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Christoph Hölscher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Katja Bühler, VRVis, Austria
Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by:
SCOPUS
Google Scholar
The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
Semantic Scholar
Microsoft Academic
Engineering Index (EI)
Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book.

Also, another set of papers will be selected and published in a special issue of the Springer Nature Computer Science Journal.

All papers presented at the conference venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.

Kind regards,
Mónica Saramago
BIOIMAGING Secretariat

Address: Av. S. Francisco Xavier Lote 7 Cv. C, Setubal 2900-616, Portugal
Tel: +351 265 520 185
Web: https://bioimaging.scitevents.org
e-mail: bioimaging.secretariat@insticc.org

Materials Science EM meeting

This is a joint NVvM/NEMI workshop where talks will be given by representatives of the major EM Materials Science labs in The Netherlands, organized by Sonia Conesa Boj (TU Delft) and Marijn van Huis (Utrecht University). Please register for this meeting by sending an email to m.a.vanhuis@uu.nl. The final program and a link to the hybrid/online meeting will be sent to all participants in January 2022.

NVvM super-resolution workgroup meeting

Dear super-resolution enthusiasts,

The 30th of June of 2021 a first instalment of the workgroup for super-resolution microscopy of the NVvM meetings was held. Hereby we would like to in invite you to our second meeting where we will focus on the application of Super-Resolution microscopy.

For this second meeting we will  organize a ‘mini-symposium’ where all of the workgroup members are invited to give a small 10 minute presentation focused on the application of super-resolution to biological and other problems. After these presentations there will be room for a brainstorm/discussion about where the biological and other challenges lie that super-resolution might solve. This mini-symposium will be held online Wednesday the 3rd of November from 13h ~ 17h (end time depending on the number of speakers). If you are interested in joining this workgroup meeting please let us know by sending an e-mail before Friday the 22nd of October, so we can make a program for the afternoon.

Kind regards,
Dimitris Kapsokalyvas, Johan Slotman

FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY 2022: Submit your abstract now

FOCUS ON MICROSCOPY 2022
April 10 – 13, 2022
Porto, Portugal
Incorporating:
35th International Conference on 3D Image Processing in Microscopy 
34th International Conference on Confocal Microscopy


 Dear Colleagues,

 Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can now be submitted through the conference website: www.FocusOnMicroscopy.org.

 Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

 
After the successful FOM2021 online conference earlier this year, it is a pleasure to announce FOM2022: the next in a series of unique interdisciplinary meetings on advanced and multi-dimensional light microscopy and image processing. We are optimistic that the COVID-19 situation will again allow an in-person meeting. The FOM2022 conference takes place in the historic city centre of Porto, by the Douro River at the 

Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto (www.ccalfandegaporto.com/en/).

The Porto conference will start on Sunday morning April 10 with tutorials, followed by parallel sessions, Flash poster presentations and a plenary opening session with invited speakers at the end of the afternoon. The first day will be closed with a welcome reception.

 
If you wish to be kept informed on updates, please leave your email address here. A more detailed announcement will be sent early next year. 


FOM2022 continues a long-standing (since 1988), yearly conference series on the latest innovations and developments in (optical) microscopy and their application in biology, medicine, and the material sciences. FOM is committed to advancing microscopy research and meeting the needs of participants by providing opportunities for sharing work and connecting scientists with the global scientific community.


Key topics include:

  • Theory and practice of confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
  • Super-resolution, nanoscopy imaging: from PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED), fluorescent activation/quenching, stochastic/centroid (PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SOFI and related techniques) to TIRF
  • 3D and 4D live cell and tissue imaging
  • Adaptive optics for microscopy
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • Phase/interference based microscopies
  • OCT, holographic, endoscopy
  • Advanced fluorescence imaging/spectroscopy: FRET, FRAP, FLIM, FCS, SOFI
  • New fluorescence probes, proteins, quantum dots, single molecule imaging
  • Clearing and expansion techniques.
  • Coherent non-linear microscopies: SHG, THG, SFG, CARS.
  • Multi-dimensional fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy imaging
  • Correlated light/electron microscopy
  • Laser manipulation and tracking, photo-activation
  • OCT, endoscopy
  • Fast acquisition, automated and high-content microscopy
  • 3D image processing and visualization for multidimensional data

 
Abstracts for contributions are invited and can be submitted starting Sunday October 24 through our website: www.FocusOnMicroscopy.org where further information on the present and previous FOM conferences can be found.

Important dates:

Deadline for the submission of abstractsTuesday, January 25, 2022
Acceptance of abstracts, program on the web   Thursday, February 17, 2022
Deadline for early registrationThursday, March 10, 2022
FOM2022 Conference  Sunday, April 10 – April 13, 2022
Easter Sunday 2022April 17, 2022


Welcoming you to the Porto FOM2022 conference and exhibition,
the FOM2022 organizers:

  • Paula Sampaio, IBMC/i3S, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Hans Gerritsen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Fred Brakenhoff, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

EuroBioImaging funding call

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Euro-BioImaging is pleased to announce our first open call for user projects to celebrate the return to more normal conditions! If you have an idea for a biological or biomedical imaging project that you, your student or your close colleague could carry out in one of the 33 Euro-BioImaging Nodes – now is the time to make this project come true with financial support from the Euro-BioImaging Access Fund.

How it works:

Submit your project proposal through the Euro-BioImaging web portal between October 20 and December 15, 2021, and indicate that you want to apply for the Euro-BioImaging Access Fund in order to be considered for a grant of up to 5.000 Euros to access the imaging services at a Euro-BioImaging Node. Projects will be evaluated by a committee of independent reviewers. Successful applicants will be notified by late January 2022 and successful projects should be started before July 2022.

What the funding covers:

The Euro-BioImaging Access Fund covers the user’s travel and accommodation costs as well as access and consumable costs at the imaging facilities that are part of Euro-BioImaging Nodes. For remote access projects shipment costs are also covered. Each successful applicant is eligible for up to 5.000 Euros of support.

Who is eligible:

All academic scientists, regardless of gender, nationality, home institution, career phase, or field of interest, are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage early career researchers to apply for this grant.

Projects must include transnational access to a Euro-BioImaging Node, i.e. the applicant’s home institution is in a different country than the Node where the project is to be performed.

Evaluation:

All applications will be evaluated for scientific excellence by a committee of independent reviewers. Selected projects will be assessed for technical feasibility and if needed receive technical advice from the Node providing the service.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit our website to discover the range of technologies provided by Euro-BioImaging Nodes. Applicants will then follow the user access process described here: https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/about-us/how-to-access and indicate that they wish to apply for the Euro-BioImaging Access Fund in the application form.

Full details: https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/about-us/funding-user-access

Workgroup meeting intravital imaging

Dear Intravital microscopy enthusiasts,

Are you working with, or planning to work with, intravital microscopy? Would you like to share your knowledge, gain experience, and expand your network? Then the Intravital Microscopy workgroup within the NVvM (Dutch Microscopy Organization) is something for you. We organize our first (online) meeting on the 15th of October, from 15.00-17.00. We aim to bring people in the field of Intravital Imaging together.

Since it is our first official meeting, we start with an introduction round and discussion of our proposed mission statement, see the program below. Also, since intravital microscopy does not stop at the border, we have invited speakers associated with the German Bioimaging (Gerbi) Intravital Imaging workgroup, which was initiated 5 years ahead of us. Feel free to invite your colleagues (via spreading the zoom link) within your institute but also potentially interested collaborators elsewhere, possibly abroad.

The zoom link is

https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/j/96057488205?pwd=UUp3RWd5TGV0NW9QbUVSNmIxTDd2dz09

Meeting ID: 960 5748 8205, Password: 332449

With best regards,
Gert-Jan Bakker and Marc van Zandvoort

Program:
15:00h Introduction round
15:15h Proposed mission statement
15:30h First speaker, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Fried, head of the Light Microscope Facility, DZNE
Hans Fried runs a core facility in the DZNE (Bonn), with 8 out of 30 setups being dedicated to multiphoton imaging, small animal operation tables, and analysis software tools dedicated to intravital microcopy. Within the DZNE, groups study neuro-degeneration and are therefore specialized on intravital imaging of the brain or spinal cord, using imaging techniques ranging from super resolution STED to deep imaging with three-photon excitation.

16:15h Second speaker, Dr. Katrin Roth, chair Intravital Imaging Workgroup Gerbi
Katrin Roth is the head of the Imaging Facility in the University of Marburg, which has a strong focus on intravital imaging with skin and bone models. Within the Gerbi, Kathrin is the chair of the Intravital Imaging (IvMic) workgroup, which she will present during our meeting. The IvMic organized already several meetings, with round table discussions on main themes and presentations on cutting-edge models and imaging methods.

16:45h Mission statement revisited, outlook, questions, and announcements
17:00h closure remarks

Postdoc (3 yr) Intracellular Notch trafficking and stem cell fate

Postdoc  (3 yr) Intracellular Notch trafficking and stem cell fate

Background: Notch proteins are master regulators of cell fate during development and control cell renewal and differentiation in most adult tissues. Activation of Notch proteins is regulated by successive enzymatic cleavages that release the cell membrane-bound form that acts as a transcriptional regulator. More recently, import roles of intracellular vesicles in regulating Notch activity are being identified (see Pubmed 34572582). We have now identified metal-binding transporters as key mediators of intracellular Notch trafficking and activity. 

Key objectives. To identify the importance of metal transport on intracellular Notch localization and activity in vesicles and how this can block Notch activity in tumours or promote regeneration of normal cell types. You will apply gain and loss of function (CRISPR, siRNA pharmacological) in Notch-dependent 2D and 3D models (cell lines, normal and tumour organoids (lung, intestine) and high-resolution fluorescent imaging (confocal, STED) and single-cell analysis to decipher how Dmt1/Notch signaling allocates cell identify and how iron transport is involved. You will use reagents we developed (Ab’s, Tg mouse models) to track the fate of Notch activity in fixed and live tissues. 

We are looking for a Postdoc with a PhD in molecular and cell biology and a broad experience and track record with primary cell culture and cellular imaging using confocal fluorescence microscopy. You will be working in a team with a strong expertise in Notch biology. 

General Profile: We are looking for an open-minded, independent and result-oriented scientist to join our team with a strong interested in fundamental research into regenerative medicine. You are fluent in English, both in writing and speech.

Conditions of employment: according to the collective labour agreement of Dutch Universities. NWO funded research.

Contract type: Temporary, 36 months. 

Organization: Maastricht University, GROW Institute for Oncology and Developmental Biology (www.grow-um.nl). The radiotherapy department (www.maastrolab.com) conducts fundamental and translational research and is closely affiliated with Maastro patient clinic and the Maastricht Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Our research is focused on identifying therapeutic vulnerabilities in the tumour microenvironment to improve treatment response. The lab has four PI’s with research in the area of tumour cell metabolism (Kampen Group), Cell death (Bock group), Extracellular vesicles (Rouschop group) and Notch and Stem cells (Vooijs Group). In addition, we have established a strong expertise in culturing normal, and tumour stem cell models (organoids. ALI) and have access to a large tissue biobank and material from clinical studies. We have high resolution optical and electron microscopy and mass spectomnetry (M4I) at Maastricht University.

Additional information: Marc Vooijs marc.vooijs@maastrichtuniversity.nl 

Applications: include a motivation letter, CV and contact information of two references.