New Advances in Optical Imaging of Live Cells and Organisms

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on New Advances in Optical Imaging of Live Cells and Organisms, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Tuesday August 20, and will conclude after the banquet on Friday August 23, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.


Major Topics:
1. Intracellular imaging
2. Single molecule imaging
3. Probe development
4. Super-resolution microscopy
5. In vivo imaging
6. Neuroimaging
7. Optical manipulation of activity, including optogenetics and caged compounds
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Keynote Speakers:
Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Abstract title:Nanoscope with Focused Light

Invited Speakers:

Intracellular imaging
Heping Cheng, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title: In vivo imaging mitochondrial flashes - The latest developments

Ethan Garner, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: Dissecting the mechanism of bacterial cell wall synthesis with single molecule imaging

Akihiro Kusumi, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Cell’s first steps for raft formation and function as revealed by single-molecule imaging and tracking

Michiyuki Matsuda, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Visualization of signaling molecule activity with transgenic mice expressing FRET biosensors

Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Motors: Two can do it better than one

Single molecule imaging
Toshio Ando, Kanazawa University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Video imaging of dynamic molecular and cellular processes by high-speed AFM

Carlos Bustamante, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Recent advances in molecular imaging

Yoshie Harada, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Development of a novel single-molecule imaging technique using fluorescent diamond nanoparticles

Paul Selvin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Abstract title: Single Molecule Fluorescence and Optical Trapping Applied to Molecular

Michelle Wang, Cornell University and HHMI, USA
Abstract title: Biological Processes under Torque

Probe development
Steven Boxer, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: Split GFP as an photo-active element to control interactions

Atsushi Miyawaki, Riken Brain Science Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title: New fluorescent probes and new perspectives in neuroscience

Hidekazu Tsutsui, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title: The voltage-sensor domain and membrane potential imaging

Tao Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title: Developing novel probes for super-resolution microscopy


Super-resolution microscopy
William Moerner, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title: Challenges and Opportunities for 3D Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy in Cells

Valentin Nagerl, University of Bordeaux, France
Abstract title: Nanoscale imaging of synapses in living brain slices by STED microscopy

Shimon Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title: Towards 'optogenetics' with non-genetic inorganic nanoparticles

Xiaowei Zhuang, HHMI / Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: Recent technological advances and applications of STORM

In vivo imaging
Scott Fraser, University of Southern California, USA
Abstract title: Imaging the Molecular Signaling and Cellular Dynamics of Embryonic Development.

Masaru Ishii, Osaka University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Intravital multiphoton imaging dissecting cellular dynamics in live animals

Eric Potma, UC Irvine, USAEric Potma, UC Irvine, USA
Abstract title: Clinical multiphoton microscopy: old tricks, new applications

Michio Tomura, Kyoto University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Visualization of immune response by obserbing cell-cycle, movement and death.

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy: Label Free Imaging of DNA and Cancer

Neuroimaging
Ann-Shyn Chiang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Abstract title: Connectomics mapping of the Drosophila central complex

Daniel Choquet, CNRS-Univ. Bordeaux, FRANCE
Abstract title: Nano Scale imaging of glutamatergic synapse organization and function

Adam Cohen, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title: All Optical Electrophysiology with Microbial Rhodopsins

Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Abstract title:Imaging single synapses of cortical neurons in vivo

Optical manipulation of activity, including optogenetics and caged compounds
Edward Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title: Optogenetics and Other Technologies for Neural Circuit Analysis

Roberto Etchenique, Universidad De Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Abstract title: Ruthenium caged compounds: manipulation of cellular activity with visible and IR light.

Michael Lin, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Improving fluorescence imaging across spatial scales with brighter red fluorescent proteins

Rafael Yuste, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title: Playing the piano with the brain: monitoring and manipulating neuronal activity in 3D

20 Aug - 23 Aug 2013
Suzhou
China
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