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Stay connected with the latest imaging applications, technologies and relevant topics with Nikon’s live and recorded webinars. These free events are presented by thought leaders in the imaging field and industry professionals.

Upcoming Webinars

Neuronal Optical Imaging: From Cellular Landscape to Circuit Functionality

Speakers:

  • Uri Manor, Ph.D.

    Director, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core, Salk Institute, USA

  • Valentina Emiliani, Ph.D.

    CNRS Research Director, Wavefront-engineering Microscopy Group, Photonics Department, Institut de la Vision, Inserm, France

  • Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D.

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science; Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Professor of Physics, Harvard University

  • Rituparna Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

    Scientific Editor, iScience

In recent years, the field of neuronal imaging at the cellular and sub-cellular levels has significantly benefited from the advances in genetic engineering, development of sophisticated high-resolution instrumentation, novel probe development, enhanced computing power, and machine learning algorithms. This Cell Press webinar will showcase how these cutting-edge innovations generate valuable structure-function insight into the neuronal circuit.

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Flamingo: Putting Advanced Light Sheet Microscopy in the Hands of Biologists

Speaker:

  • Jan Huisken, Ph.D.

    Director of Medical Engineering, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, WI, USA

Light sheet microscopy (SPIM) has changed the field of fluorescence imaging substantially by offering a versatile technique to obtain optical sectioning in large specimens with high speed and minimal phototoxicity. Still, one of the challenges is the customization and dissemination of the technology. In this seminar Jan Huisken will give an introduction to light sheet microscopy, show a few applications in zebrafish and explain the concept and implementation of the Flamingo framework, a modular shareable light sheet microscope.

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Past Webinars

Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Microscopy

Speakers:

  • Florian Jug, Ph.D

    Research Group Leader, Center for Systems Biology Dresden, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany; Fondazione Human Technopole, Milano, Italy

  • Martin Weigert, Ph.D

    Group Leader, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Christophe Zimmer, Ph.D

    Research Director, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

The goal of this webinar is to introduce the audience to deep learning techniques for microscopy image analysis. We will give a short introduction to the foundations of deep learning for image analysis and then cover various methods for image denoising and restorations, for super-resolution microscopy, label-free prediction, and cell/object detection. After the webinar, all speakers will be available for an extensive Q&A, giving the audience the chance to ask technical as well as application specific questions. This webinar is mainly targeted to life-scientists working with microscopy image data.

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Organoids as an Infection Model for SARS CoV-2

Speakers:

  • Steeve Boulant, Ph.D.

    Group Leader, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Virology, Heidelberg University

  • Nuria Montserrat, Ph.D.

    ICREA Research Professor, Pluripotency for Organ Regeneration, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Organoids are becoming a powerful tool for studying tissue-specific host/pathogen interactions. However, their complex, three-dimensional organization can present major challenges. In this webcast, the speakers will discuss advantages, limitations and pitfalls inherent to organoids for studying host/pathogen interactions, including SARS CoV-2 infection.

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Operating an Imaging Core Facility During a Pandemic

Speakers:

  • Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

    Head of the Centre for Cellular Imaging, Core Facility, Shalgrenska Academy, Univ. Gothenburg

  • Sebastian Munck, Ph.D.

    Head of the VIB BioImaging Core, VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, KU Leuven

  • Josh Rappoport, Ph.D.

    Executive Director of Research Infrastructure, Boston College

  • Jennifer Waters, Ph.D.

    Director of Nikon Imaging Center at Harvard Medical School and Chan Zuckerberg Imaging Scientist

Operating a microscopy core facility during the current COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges. In this panel discussion, speakers from the US and Europe will present their varying perspectives and experiences to shed light on how core facilities and labs around the world are addressing social distancing and safety concerns for their users as institutions re-open and ramp-up research activities.

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Microscope Incubators for Live Cell Imaging

Speaker:

  • Lucs Lanzaro, Ph.D

    CEO of Okolab

Which type of microscope incubator can better fit my needs: a cage incubator enclosing the whole microscope or a heated stage top chamber? Is Long-term Live Cell Imaging possible with any of these microscopy techniques: light-sheet, SIM, Super-resolution, reflected light, multiphoton, TIRF ? How can I control Oxygen levels (over that temperature, CO2 and humidity) during time-lapse experiments? Is any microscope incubator compatible with perfusion and microfluidic devices? Join the webinar to find out answers to these and more Live Cell Imaging related questions.

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Imaging Applications for R&D, Screening & Quality Assurance

Speaker:

  • Jeff Bylund, Ph.D

    Applications Manager, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Nikon Instruments, Inc.

Collecting imaging data on the microscopic scale has become an essential part of any life sciences venture. Images not only provide striking visual insights into the microscopic world, they also contain a host of quantifiable, multi-dimensional information that can be used to improve key analytical processes in multiple areas of the biotech and pharma workflow. During this webinar we will cover exciting advances in imaging technology and how these advances are moving microscopy from R&D into screening and quality assurance.

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An extraordinary microscope: expect the unexpected!

Speaker:

  • Alberto Diaspro, Ph.D.

    Department of Physics, University of Genoa, Italy Nanoscopy, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

The meaning is related to series of advances and new methods that allow getting information at the nanoscale or preferable at the molecular scale referring to both spatial resolution or structural information.The optical microscope, from two-photon excitation to superesolved fluoresnce microscopy, becomes an extraordinary microscope. It has has tunable and flexible performances depending on the biological question and reflects the integration in a flexible way of several approaches. It is worth noting that new correlative approaches coupling optical super resolved methods with scanning probe microscopes and Mueller matrix microscopy are providing interesting developments that will be outlined. Considering all these aspects we can re-phrase the sentence related to the Galilei's "occhialino" into" Microscopium extraordinarium nominare libuit".

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The hidden world revealed: in vivo study of Ca2+ dynamics in plants

Speaker:

  • Alex Costa, Ph.D.

    Dipartimento di Bioscienze, Università degli Studi Milano

Older technologies (e.g. aequorin) enabled detection of cytosolic Ca2+signatures triggered by different stimuli at low spatial resolutions. Recent developments in microscopy techniques coupled with the use of plants expressing genetically encoded fluorescent Ca2+ sensors are now revealing a hidden world where Ca2+ increases not only occur in individual, stimulated cells but propagates as waves within the plant body. The use of specific targeting sequences or tissue-specific promoters for sensor expression, is also enabling investigation into Ca2+dynamics in different subcellular compartments and in different tissues.

In the webinar, the technical aspects of the imaging tools needed to perform Ca2+ imaging in plants will be presented.

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Driving cells with light-controlled topographies

Speakers:

  • Alberto Puliafito, Ph.D

    Department of Oncology, University of Torino, 10043 Orbassano, Torino, Italy. Candiolo Cancer Institute FPO-IRCCS, 10060 Candiolo, Torino, Italy.

  • Prof. Emiliano Descrovi, Ph.D.

    Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino. Department of Electronic Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

In this webinar we will show how to mechanically stimulate cells adhering on a substrate. We will focus on the use of a widefield microscope to both deform the substrate where cells are growing and to monitor cell changes over time. Particular attention will be devoted to quantitative image analysis needed to characterize cell response upon mechanical stimuli. An overview of image analysis techniques such as segmentation and tracking will be presented.

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Imaging Applications for R&D, Screening & Quality Assurance

Speaker:

  • Jeff Bylund, Ph.D

    Applications Manager, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Nikon Instruments, Inc.

Collecting imaging data on the microscopic scale has become an essential part of any life sciences venture. Images not only provide striking visual insights into the microscopic world, they also contain a host of quantifiable, multi-dimensional information that can be used to improve key analytical processes in multiple areas of the biotech and pharma workflow. With advances in automation, optics, hardware integration, and software, including artificial intelligence, imaging is more powerful, important, and accessible than ever.

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