ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.
3D microscopy and mesoscopy are of major interest for developmental biologists, and have seen tremendous technological developments in the last years. Obtaining high quality, artefact-free multidimensional images and analysing them is now easier but still a challenge and the techniques are still not addressed in academic curricula or the expertise is still lacking in smaller labs/facilities. This EMBO practical course is aimed at junior researchers in Developmental Biology, struggling with 3D imaging of cell movement and tissue morphogenesis in embryos. Confocal, two-photon, light-sheet/SPIM and optical tomography (mesoscopy) are featured in the course. Open-source initiatives and commercial partners contribute with state-of-the-art solutions, which are available to the participants during the course to test with their own samples. Visualisation, processing, analysis and publication of multidimensional images is also addressed, with both commercial and open source tools. The 9 day programme includes morning lectures with several renowned experts, and 6-8h of practicals/day with the support of ~20 tutors and more than 10 high-end 3D imaging techniques. It also includes “micro”workshops on DIY light-sheet and optical tomography, and 3D visualisation and image analysis workflow design.
This year we will make the event “hybrid”, with i) lectures in “webinar” format broadcast to everyone who qualifies and registers before June 15th (“virtual” attendance) and ii) practical sessions only for the selected students who propose projects (= “in person”).
For additional information please check the course page.
Registration deadline 19 May 2022