Embryo development under light sheet

Light-sheet in Action: structural and dynamic microscopy from cells to animals

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  • Start time: 10:00 End time: - 18:30
  • Event Location: The Francis Crick Institute
  • Event Type: Symposia

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Light-sheet microscopy is an emerging technique that supersedes existing imaging methods with a unique combination of speed, image contrast, low phototoxicity and sample integrity, as well as providing unique functionality to address new biological questions. This 1-day symposium aims to form new connections and collaborations between biologists, microscopists, image analysts and optical engineers, providing an opportunity to inform each other about current and advanced applications using light-sheet microscopy. The discussion will be focused on the benefits of this technology without ignoring its limits and exploring possible alternative or complementary imaging approaches. Topics will include: 

  • Clearing: deep imaging in large and small cleared samples, clearing protocols, structural analyses
  • Mesoscale: gentle or long-term live imaging, embryos/organoids development, differentiation
  • Cellular dynamics:  fast and/or high-resolution imaging, cellular & intracellular dynamics, functional imaging 

The symposium is aimed at all prospective and existing scientists using light-sheet microscopy, from those thinking of using light-sheet microscopy for the first time to the established researchers using light-sheet routinely and actively developing methodology and technology. Ample opportunities will be given for attendees to present talks and posters, discuss during breaks or focussed sessions, meet specialists from microscopy facilities and companies, and most importantly, have an enjoyable time with the community. 


Registration is now open and is £20 (excluding Eventbrite fees) and free for students. Please provide proof of student status at registration.

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract for poster or oral presentation
Poster format: A1 portrait
A prize will be assigned to the best poster!

To submit an abstract please complete the attached form and return to events@crick.ac.uk by Friday 22nd of March 2024

There is also the possibility to join a follow-on workshop to get hands-on experience either at the Francis Crick Institute or a facility nearer to your location to understand first-hand the practical considerations as well as image your own samples. Details and date of the workshop is TBC. Coffees, lunch & drinks will be provided.


Preliminary programme

Confirmed speakers


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