Webinars

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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

Super-resolution microscopy of neuronal proteins

Speaker:

  • Luca Colnaghi, PhD

    Head of Biological Regulation Unit, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

Super-resolution microscopy allows us to go beyond the optical limits of traditional microscopes. This technique has been particularly useful in the understanding of the physiology of synapses. In this webinar, we will describe how to study co-localization of proteins with synaptic markers at a super-resolution level. We will discuss the required controls and potential pitfalls and caveats of the approach by describing the co-localization of proteins belonging to the SUMOylation machinery with pre- and post-synaptic markers such as PSD95, synaptophysin and drebrin.

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Past Webinars

Track embryo model formation and differentiation of MSC spheroids with Nikon's BioStudio

Speakers:

  • Dr. Erik Vrij

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Maastricht University

  • Dr. Steven Vermeulen

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Maastricht University

  • Dr. Ziryan Othman

    European Product Manager, Nikon Cell Solution Business

We are excited to invite you to this webinar where we are going to discuss the available novel approaches for improving key processes in cell culturing and observation.

  • During the webinar, Nikon will introduce you the most recent cell observation systems (BioStudio-T and BioStudio-mini).
  • Learn more on the generation of MSC spheroids and the analysis of blastoid formation with the help of Nikon’s BioStudio.
  • The systems offer new insight into cellular activity as it provide long-term microscopic observation of live cells and organoids using phase contrast imaging under physiological conditions.
  • The cell observation systems work with Nikons Analysis Software which includes dedicated modules to analyze image sets for cell confluency, human pluripotent stem cell colony growth and differentiation, iPSC reprogramming efficiency, neurite outgrowth, neuronal cell/cluster count, MSC counting and migration and scratch assay.

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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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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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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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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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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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On-Demand Virtual Seminars

Nikon is offering virtual seminars on a variety of imaging topics including the latest advances in confocal and super-resolution, how deep-learning can be leveraged to extract more from your data, and high-content screening applications. Fully customized seminars are also available.