Your browser does not support or is disabling JavaScript.

stamp
MENU
 

Light sheet microscopy

15 – 26 August 2016 | Dresden, Germany

Image credit: Jaroslav Icha, Norden lab MPI-CBG

Registration deadline

15 April 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 April 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 May 2016

Payment deadline

01 July 2016

Apply now!

Find us

Tweet #EMBO_LISH2016

poster

Download
poster

About the practical course

fishLight-sheet microscopy is an emerging technology that enables imaging of large biological specimens with minimal photo-damage. 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.

OpenSPIM

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

Registration deadline

15 April 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 April 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 May 2016

Payment deadline

01 July 2016

 

Student/postdocs

EUR250

 

 

 

 

Registration includes:

  • participation in all lectures and practicals
  • course brochure
  • accommodation
  • 4TB hard drive
  • all meals including gala dinner and closing barbecue 

Participant Selection

The course will be able to accept a total of 16 students.

We are aiming to establish four interdisciplinary student teams consisting of 2 biologists, 1 computer scientist and 1 physicist/microscopist each.

 

After the initial intense introduction to light sheet technology, the teams will tackle the research problems defined in their applications. The applicants are therefore encouraged to write a short, one page motivation letter, where they:

 

a) describe their educational background,
b) summarize their skill set in biology, computer science and microscopy,
c) and ideally propose a concise imaging experiment that could benefit from light sheet microscopy.

 

Please note that MPI-CBG is equipped to deal with most major model organisms and we encourage also biologists working on emerging models to apply.

 

Additionally the applicants should submit their CV, publication record and summary of online presence (websites, blogs, Figshare, wiki pages, social media handles, github etc.).

Poster Specifications

Participants are required to bring a poster that will be displayed throughout the course.

Payment

Selected participants will be notified on how to pay the registration fee of 250€.

 

Contact

Jan Peychl

Phone: +49 351 210-2502

Email: peychl@mpi-cbg.de

 

 

 
venue map

Venue

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden Pfotenhauerstr. 108

D-01307 Dresden

Germany

 

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), founded in 1998, is one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-profit organization in Germany. (source: http://www.mpi-cbg.de)
In recent years Dresden has developed at a tremendous pace into one of the leading scientific centers in the areas of cell and developmental biology, biomedicine, biophysics and bioengineering. Dresden is characterized by a vibrant international community of researchers that perform cross-disciplinary research at the highest level in state-of-the-art research centers at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) and several Leibniz and Fraunhofer Institutes. (source: http://www.digs-bb.de)

Accommodation

The participants will be accommodated in the Hotel am Blauen Wunder

See: http://www.habw.de
The hotel is within walking distance of the MPI-CBG.

For directions, see here.

One can also use the public transport to get closer to the Institute starting from Prellerstraße Dresden Augsburger Straße, TRAM num. 6, 12.

Travel and Transport

Via plane

Dresden has a relatively small airport connected by Lufthansa to major German hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf. There is also an AirFrance flight from London City. http://www.dresden-airport.de/


Berlin Schoenefeld International airport is about 172 km from Dresden, easily reachable by regular trains. http://www.berlin-airport.de/de/reisende-sxf/index.php


Vaclav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic is another option, 160 km away, also connected by trains about every two hours. http://www.prg.aero/en/

 

From the Dresden Airport, please take the train S2 (every 30 min) to the train station Bahnhof-Neustadt. Then take the tram no. 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 40 mins.]

Via train

Dresden is easily reachable by train. There are two train stations in Dresden: Hauptbahnhof and Bahnhof Neustadt

From the main train station [Hauptbahnhof] please take the tram no. 10, direction Striesen, to the station Fetscherplatz. Then take the tram no. 12, direction Striesen, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 20 mins.]


You can also use tram no. 3 (Wilder Mann) or 7 (Weixdorf) and change at Pirnaischer Platz to bus line 62 (Johannstadt). The terminal stop is right opposite ofthe Institute. [approx. 23 mins.]

 

From the train station Bahnhof Neustadt take tram no. 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue. [approx. 15 mins.]

Reaching the Institute via tram or bus
Take tram no. 6 or no. 12 to the station Königsheimplatz. Walk along the street Schubertstrasse till you come to Pfotenhauerstrasse and turn left.
Alternatively, take bus no. 62 or no. 74 to Johannstadt. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

To check the schedule of public transport use this web site: http://www.dvb.de/en/Timetable/Journey-planner/index.aspx?vaform%5Bzieltypeswitch_address%5D=1&vaform%5Bzielort%5D=Dresden&vaform%5Bzielname%5D=Pfotenhauerstra%C3%9Fe+108

Via car

from Berlin (north)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Hellerau, which will take you onto the B 170 heading towards the city center (Zentrum). Stay on the B 170 for about 5 km until it reaches the intersection "Carolaplatz". At the next intersection turn right onto the "Albertbrücke" bridge. From now on follow the signs "Uniklinikum" to the medical clinic. Once over the bridge, you have to drive a circle in order to turn to the left, which means taking the second street to the right, then turn to the right and to the right again onto "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer". Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse". At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse". Our institute is on the right at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

 

from Munich/Frankfurt/Leipzig (south)

Leave Autobahn A4 at the exit Dresden-Altstadt, which will take you onto the B 6. Follow the signs to the city center (Zentrum) and stay on the B 6 for about 4 km until an intersection with a Turkish Mosque on the left side. Still following the signs to the city center (Zentrum), turn left and pass the Mosque. Follow the road which turns to the right and goes under the railway bridge. This leads you to "Uferstrasse" which takes two sharp bends (passing Semperoper opera house). Now you are on the "Terrassenufer" which takes you parallel to the river Elbe. Stay on this road following the sign "Uniklinikum". The street merges to "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer". Follow "Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer" and turn right into "Fetscherstrasse". At the first intersection turn left into "Pfotenhauerstrasse". Our institute is on the right at Pfotenhauerstrasse 108. The building is green and blue.

 

from Prague

Follow the highway D8 going north from the Prague circle towards Aussig (Usti nad Labem) or Teplitz (Teplice) and Dresden. The highway is interrupted in the middle by the scenic Ceske Stredohori mountain for about 20 km (narrow road, follow signs for Dresden). The trip takes about 2 hours.

About the Area

Dresden is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Germany. It is located in the east of Germany in the valley of the river Elbe. Dresden is about 2.5 hrs away from Berlin as well as Prague. Being the capital of Saxony it has been a center of political and cultural life for centuries, and its skyline with the Zwinger, the Green Vault, the Painting Gallery, the castle, the Semper Opera, the Court Chapel, Taschenberg Palace, and the recently rebuilt Frauenkirche are world-famous. But the city is not only famous for its baroque architecture and beautiful surrounding landscapes. Dresden has evolved into a vivid and international scientific and industrial center and is one of the most outstanding locations for research and science in Germany with emphasis on biotechnology, nano- and microelectronics. In appreciation of this dynamic development, Dresden has been awarded the “City of Science” in 2006. (source: http://www.digs-bb.de/digs-bb/living-in-dresden)

Sponsors

luxendo