ACQUIFER Live Upcoming Events

12.08. – 15.08.2018

EMBO Practical Course & 10th Anniversary of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM)

About the Practical Course

Light sheet microscopy is an emerging technology that enables imaging of large biological specimens with minimal photodamage. It opens new avenues to study cell biological and developmental processes with unprecedented imaging speed and facilitates systems biology approaches by quantitative imaging of entire living systems. Light sheet microscopy has only recently left the optical tables of technology developers and become more broadly available through commercial and open access platforms. This EMBO practical course will comprehensively introduce the light sheet microscopy paradigm to the new generation of scientists.

The course will be immediately followed by a 10th anniversary light sheet fluorescence microscopy conference held at MPI-CBG in Dresden between 12-15 August 2018.

Light sheets opened entirely new windows into the inner workings of cells and organisms and re-invigorated several research fields including developmental and cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and biodiversity research. This conference marks the 10th Anniversary of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) meetings that started in 2009 in Dresden. It will bring together the technology developers and users of light sheets, showcase the latest light sheet set-ups and how to best deploy them for the benefit of the biological research community.

Sun. 12.08. – 15.08.2018 MPI-CBG Pfotenhauerstraße 108, 01307 Dresden, Germany

11.09. – 14.09.2018

FEBS 2018

Every two years, the Microspectroscopy Research Facility Wageningen of Wageningen University & Research and Microscopic Imaging Centre of Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences organise a microspectroscopy course for young scientists and PhD students. This course is organised in collaboration with Dr. Y. Stahl and Dr. S. Weidtkamp-Peters from Centre for Advanced Imaging of Heinrich Heine University in Germany.

This course is about several microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for studying biological processes in living cells. Microspectroscopic applications are the methods of choice because direct information on molecular interactions and dynamic events involving biomolecules is obtained with minimal perturbation of cellular integrity and function.

Tue. 11.09. – 14.09.2018 Microspectroscopy Research Facility Wageningen , ,

28.11. – 30.11.2018

Loreal Meeting

Fish and amphibian embryo models are highly popular in the area of toxicology, both in research, industry and potential regulatory application. These models exhibit a number of advantages which make them superior and/or complementary to others. In compliance with international animal welfare regulations, the fish and amphibian embryo models provide an ethically acceptable small scale analysis system with the complexity of a complete organism. A suite of available advanced methodologies allows various types of experimental approaches ranging from phenotypic observations, functional assays to “omics” analysis. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to promote the development of the fish and frog embryo models as potential alternatives to animal testing.
Four exciting symposia were held between 2010 and 2016 with a strong focus on the zebrafish model. The symposium aims to bring together scientists using fish and frog embryo models, exchange knowledge, ideas and latest developments in the field of toxicology and teratology. Invited lectures will focus on specific topics. Breakout sessions will allow to identify major advantages, limitations, new fields and future research needs of the fish/amphibian embryo model and to establish collaborations.

Three breakout sessions are at present planned (session 1 will kindly be supported and organised by Joop de Knecht and Leo van der Ven, RIVM)

1. Combining toxicokinetics, biotransformation and AOP development in zebrafish embryos for development of predictive assays

2. Testing for neuroactivity/-toxicity

3. Prediction of developmental toxicity/integrating testing strategies

There might be slight changes in the topics of the breakout sessions depending on the interest of the participants and their contributions.

Wed. 28.11. – 30.11.2018 L'Oréal 1 Avenue Eugène Schueller, 93600 Aulnay-sous-Bois, France