Lightsheet Conference
10th Anniversary Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy Conference
12 - 15 August, 2018 | Dresden, Germany

About the Conference

Light sheet microscopy has emerged in the last 15 years as a powerful tool to interrogate living biological systems with unprecedented imaging speeds for as long as it takes. Large, fixed, cleared or expanded biological samples can be imaged with high resolution in a fraction of time compared to conventional microscopy approaches. When combined, the spatial coverage and temporal resolution leads to in toto recording of complex biological phenomena.

Light sheets opened entirely new windows into the inner workings of cells and organisms and re-invigorated several research fields including developmental and cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and biodiversity research. This conference marks the 10th Anniversary of Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) meetings that started in 2009 in Dresden. It will bring together the technology developers and users of light sheets, showcase the latest light sheet set-ups and how to best deploy them for the benefit of the biological research community.

A unique feature of the conference is that it immediately follows the 3rd EMBO practical course on light sheet microscopy held in Dresden between August 2nd and 11th 2018. This course teaches light sheet microscopy to the next generation of scientists who will present the results of their light sheet experiments at the conference. Additionally, a full range of commercial light sheet microscopy hardware used at the course will be demonstrated at the conference.


Registration Deadline

July 1st, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 1st, 2018

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Our Amazing Speakers


Francesca Cella Zanacchi

Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, IT

Christian Conrad

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg (DKFZ), DE

Reto Fiolka

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

Scott E. Fraser

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Rainer Heintzmann

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Jena University, DE

Elizabeth Hillman

Department of Biomedical Engineering Columbia University, USA

Lars Hufnagel

EMBL, Heidelberg, DE

Jan Huisken

Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Florian Jug

MPI-CBG, Dresden, DE

Tom Kirchhausen

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Philippe Laissue

University of Essex, GB

Corinne Lorenzo

Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, FR

Katie McDole

Janelia Research Campus, USA

Gene Myers

MPI-CBG, Dresden, DE

Caren Norden

MPI-CBG, Dresden, DE

Nadine Peyrieras

CNRS Laboratory USR3695 BioEmergences, FR

Peter Santi

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Ernst Stelzer

Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, DE

Rita Strack

Nature Methods, New York, USA

Willy Supatto

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Saclay University, FR

James Swoger

EMBL Barcelona, SP

Raju Tomer

Biological Sciences, Columbia University, USA

Hiroki Ueda

RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, Kobe, JP

Daniel von Wangenheim

School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, GB

Programme

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DayTimeSpeaker/session title/topic
Day 1 - Sunday, August 1216:00 - 18:00Registration
 18:00 - 18:30Welcome and retrospect (Pavel Tomancak, Emmanuel Reynaud)
 18:30 -Reception at MPI-CBG
Day 2 - Monday, August 1309:00 - 10:30Session 1: Light sheet hardware I
 09:00 - 09:15Invited talk 1 / Ernst Stelzer
 09:15 - 09:30Invited talk 2 / Elizabeth Hillman
 09:30 - 09:45Invited talk 3 / Scott Fraser
 09:45 - 10:00Selected talk 1
 10:00 - 10:15Selected talk 2
 10:15 - 10:30Selected talk 3
 10:30 - 11:15Coffee break
 11:15 - 12:45Session 2: Light sheet hardware II
 11:15 - 11:30Invited talk 4 / Jan Huisken
 11:30 - 11:45Invited talk 5 / Rainer Heintzmann
 11:45 - 12:00Invited talk 6 / Rita Strack
 12:00 - 12:15Selected talk 4
 12:15 - 12:30Selected talk 5
 12:30 - 12:45Selected talk 6
 12:45 - 14:30Lunch in the MPI-CBG canteen
 14:30 - 17:00Company demos and poster session I
 17:00 - 18:30Session 3: Image analysis of light sheet data
 17:00 - 17:15Invited talk 7 / Gene Myers
 17:15 - 17:30Invited talk 8 / Lars Hufnagel
 17:30 - 17:45Invited talk 9 / Florian Jug
 17:45 - 18:00Selected talk 7
 18:00 - 18:15Selected talk 8
 18:15 - 18:30Selected talk 9
 18:30 - 20:00Dinner at MPI-CBG
 20:00 -Poster session II (with drinks)
Day 3 - Tuesday, August 1409:00 - 10:30Session 4: Sample preparation, clearing and expansion
 09:00 - 09:15Invited talk 10 / Hiroki Ueda
 09:15 - 09:30Invited talk 11 / Francesca Cella Zanacchi
 09:30 - 09:45Invited talk 12 / Jim Swoger
 09:45 - 10:00Selected talk 10
 10:00 - 10:15Selected talk 11
 10:15 - 10:30Selected talk 12
 10:30 - 11:15Coffee break
 11:15 - 12:45Session 5: Neurobiology applications of light sheet microscopy
 11:15 - 11:30Invited talk 13 / Raju Tomer
 11:30 - 11:45Invited talk 14 / Caren Norden
 11:45 - 12:00Selected talk 13
 12:00 - 12:15Selected talk 14
 12:15 - 12:30Selected talk 15
 12:30 - 12:45Selected talk 16
 12:45 - 14:30Lunch in the MPI-CBG canteen
 14:30 - 17:00Company demos and poster session III
 15:30 - 16:30Presentations of EMBO practical course teams (4 teams 15 minutes each)
 17:00 - 18:30Session 6: Cell biology applications of light sheet microcopy
 17:00 - 17:15Invited talk 15 / Tom Kirchhausen
 17:15 - 17:30Invited talk 16 / Christian Conrad
 17:30 - 17:45Invited talk 17 / Reto Fiolka
 17:45 - 18:00Invited talk 18 / Corinne Lorenzo
 18:00 - 18:15Selected talk 17
 18:15 - 18:30Selected talk 18
 18:30 -Outside event
Day 4 - Wednesday, August 1509:00 - 10:30Session 7: Developmental biology applications of light sheet microscopy
 09:00 - 09:15Invited talk 19 / Nadine Peyrieras
 09:15 - 09:30Invited talk 20 / Willy Supatto
 09:30 - 09:45Invited talk 21 / Katie McDole
 09:45 - 10:00Selected talk 19
 10:00 - 10:15Selected talk 20
 10:15 - 10:30Selected talk 21
 10:30 - 11:15Coffee break
 11:15 - 12:45Session 8: Miscellaneous applications of light sheet microscopy
 11:15 - 11:30Invited talk 22 / Philippe Laissue
 11:30 - 11:45Invited talk 23 / Daniel von Wangenheim
 11:45 - 12:00Invited talk 24 / Peter Santi
 12:00 - 12:15Selected talk 22
 12:15 - 12:30Selected talk 23
 12:30 -12:45Selected talk 24
 12:45 - 13:00Closing of the workshop
 13:00 - 14:00Lunch in the MPI-CBG canteen

Registration


Student/Postdoc/Academic

250 EUR

Industry

600 EUR

Apply now!

Registration Deadline

July 1st, 2018


Abstract Submission Deadline

July 1st, 2018

Contact Us


Christina Kuss
+49-351-210-2805
Sandy Schneider
+49-351-210-2756

Organizers




Pavel Tomancak

@PavelTomancak

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Dresden, DE

Stephan Preibisch

@preibischs

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC), Berlin, DE

Emmanuel Reynaud

@ReynaudEmmanuel

Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Dublin, IE

Location


Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
D-01307 Dresden
Germany

Accommodation

Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses. Some rooms have been reserved at our partner hotels, allowing participants to choose a suitable hotel at a discounted rate.

Gewandhaus Dresden

Ringstraße 1

01067 Dresden

info@gewandhaus-hotel.de

Single room (incl. breakfast) 72 EUR

Available until 13 July

Hotel Am Blauen Wunder

Loschwitzer Straße 48

01309 Dresden

reservierung@habw.de

Single room (incl. breakfast) 78 EUR

Available until 30 June

Hotel Pension Andreas

Prellerstraße 18

01309 Dresden

reservierung@hotel-pension-andreas.de

Single room (incl. breakfast) 69 EUR

Double room (incl. breakfast) 89 EUR

Available until 31 May

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe

Neumarkt 9

01067 Dresden

desaxe-dresden@steigenberger.de

Single room (incl. breakfast) 90 EUR

Double room (incl. breakfast) 149 EUR

Available until 15 June

Please use our code MPIAugust2018 when you contact one of the hotels to ensure you receive the discounted rate.

In addition, please note that the City of Dresden has effected a citywide lodging tax for non-business travellers (“Beherbergungssteuer”). In order to be exempt from this taxation you need to fill in this form and present it to the hotel upon check-in.

More information on this can be found here: https://www.dresden.de/media/pdf/infoblaetter/2017-10_Infoblatt_Gaeste_EN.pdf

Transportation

Via Plane

Dresden has a relatively small airport connected by Lufthansa to major German hubs such as Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf. There is also an Air France flight from London.

Berlin Schoenefeld International airport is about 172 km from Dresden, easily reachable by regular trains or busses.

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic is another option, 160 km away, also connected by trains (about every two hours) and busses.

From the Dresden Airport, please take the train S2 available every 30 min to the train station Bahnhof-Neustadt. Then take the tram 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along Schubertstraße until you come to Pfotenhauerstraße and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstraße 108. It is a green and blue building. It takes about 40 minutes.

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 10, direction Striesen, to the station Fetscherplatz. Then take the tram 12, direction Striesen, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along Schubertstraße until you come to Pfotenhauerstraße and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstraße 108. It is a green and blue building. It takes about 20 minutes.

You can also use tram 3 (Wilder Mann) or 7 (Weixdorf) and change at Pirnaischer Platz to bus 62 (Johannstadt). The terminal stop is right opposite of the Institute. It takes about 23 minutes.

From the train station Bahnhof-Neustadt take tram 6, direction Niedersedlitz, to the station Königsheimplatz. Cross the street and walk along Schubertstraße till you come to Pfotenhauerstraße and turn left. Our institute is at Pfotenhauerstraße 108. It takes about 15 minutes.

Reaching the Institute via tram or bus

Take tram 6 or 12 to the station Königsheimplatz. Walk along Schubertstraße until you come to Pfotenhauerstraße and turn left.

Alternatively, take bus 62 to Johannstadt or 64 to stop Pfotenhauerstraße.

To check the schedule of public transport use this website.

Via Car

From Berlin (north)

Leave 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.

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

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 two hours.

About the Area

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.

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.

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.

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