Course “[email protected] – ICGEB Practical Course of Fluorescence Microscopy and high throughput imaging”

Trieste, Italy

4 – 6 October 2022

Organiser

Alessandro Marcello (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)

Co-organisers

Paolo Maiuri (IFOM, Milan, Italy, Gabriele Baj (University of Trieste, Italy) and Luca Braga (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)

Course Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: [email protected] 

Imaging technologies are widespread in the life science laboratories today. Many biological questions may be addressed applying fluorescence microscopy and live imaging technologies. Advances in the available instruments and technologies are continuously evolving. [email protected] aims at instructing researchers in the use of fluorescence microscopy in life science applications. The Course examines cutting-edge technologies through real-world examples provided by a panel of experts. Four imaging/analysis stations are organized on the instruments: confocal imaging, live cell microscopy, high-throughput microscopy, image processing and quantitative analysis. To this end morning theoretical sessions will provide the necessary background and afternoon practical sessions will permit hands-on experience on state-of-the-art instruments. Participants will be divided in small groups, which will rotate between the four practical sessions. It is expected that the participants at the end of the Course will be capable of applying fluorescence microscopy and live cell imaging to their experimental needs. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all participants.


Topics

  • Confocal Imaging
  • High-throughput imaging
  • Time-lapse microscopy
  • Image processing and quantitative analysis


Registration

Participation is subject to selection. Only a limited number of participants (40) are admitted to this Course to allow comfortable access to the instruments.

Selection will be based on applicants’ CV and potential benefit for their career. Geographical and gender balance, as well as priority order in the registration, will also be considered.

Registration fees:
Selected participants will be notified and will need to finalise their registration with payment of the relevant registration fee.

Student fee*: Euro 200
Postdocs and Academics fee: Euro 300
Industry fee: Euro 400

* Participants eligible for “Student fee” must provide proof of qualifying student status to [email protected].

Registration fee includes attendance at the Course, access to the instruments for hands-on experience, e-book of abstracts, meals as foreseen in the event programme and certificate of attendance.

Cancellations must be notified to the Course Secretariat in writing no later than 11 September 2022 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50. After this date refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Financial Assistance

A limited number of grants will be available for nationals of ICGEB Member States to waive the registration fee and cover twin-share accommodation; travel is not funded.

Interested, eligible applicants must apply online and additionally upload a MOTIVATION STATEMENT by 31 May 2022 (Trieste time). Requests for financial support without the necessary motivation statement will not be considered.

Selection will be based on the scientific relevance of the practical course to participant’s own work; potential benefit to students and junior scientists in the early stages of their career; work performed in developing countries; date of application; adequate geographical and gender balance.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

  • Applicants must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) to obtain access to the online submission platform.
  • Data entered for registration to the ISG portal (name, surname, gender, date of birth, nationality and E-mail address) will automatically be included in the applicant’s request to attend the event – “Personal data” section, and will not be editable.
  • For any problems with ISG access, please contact the ICGEB IT support service at [email protected]

Programme

[email protected] is organized in morning theoretical sessions on live imaging and afternoon practical sessions on the instruments. Cutting-edge talks from international experts will complement the practical course with an overview of the recent advances in the field. 

Participants will be divided in groups of maximum 10 members who will rotate between the four practical stations in the afternoon: 

  • Station 1: Confocal imaging  
  • Station 2: Live Imaging
  • Station 3: High-throughput Screening  
  • Station 4: Image processing and quantitative analysis 

Meeting Location

AREA Science Park
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste, ITALY
Tel: +39-040-37571
Fax: +39-040-226555
[email protected]

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