LMCB - Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology


Join us at the UCL Imaging Science Technology Platform Symposium! This full-day event will connect users and experts across UCL campuses to share knowledge and expertise, foster discussion, collaboration and connection. The topics for 2024 are:

  • Multi-modality imaging
  • Imaging across spatial scales

When: Friday June 7, 2024 9:00-16:15
Where: UCL East Marshgate Building



9:00 – 9:30        
Arrival and registration
9:30 – 9:40        
Welcome - Prof Franck Pichaud (Imaging STP Academic Lead)

Session 1: Multi-modality imaging
Session chair - Dr Giulia Paci (LMCB, UCL)
9:40 – 9:55       
Dr Jemima Burden (LMCB, UCL)
Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM): greater than the sum of its parts
9:55 – 10:10
Dr Colin Chu (IoO, UCL)
IBEX: an open-source highly multiplexed immunohistochemistry technique
10:10 – 10:25   
Dr Cecilia Zaza (LCN, UCL)
Single-molecule localization imaging of Env clustering in native HIV-1 viruses

10:25 – 10:55     
Coffee break (generously sponsored by ZEISS, Nikon and Leica)

10:55 – 11:05    
Session chair - Prof Chris Thrasivoulou (CDB, UCL)
Tech Talks | Dr Rob Tetley/Dr Stefan Wojcik (Nikon)
Reveal new imaging potential with Nikon's growing AX Series
11:05 - 11:15     
Tech Talks | Dr Annalisa Rizza (Leica)
Thunder, Mica and Stellaris supporting your imaging needs
11:15 - 11:25     
Tech Talks | Simon Denham (ZEISS)
The latest ZEISS advancements for live cell imaging  

11:25 – 12:05
Short talks
Session chair - Dr Anwen Bullen (EI, UCL)
Dr Tomas Fernandez Alfonso (NPP, UCL)
Ultrarapid 3D multiphoton imaging with Acousto-Optic Lens (AOL) laser scanning technology
Prof Wenhui Song (DSIS, UCL)
Multi-scale Imaging Interface between Biology and Biomaterials
Shu En Lim (Wellcome OB PhD Programme, LMCB, UCL)
3D cell shape dynamics during wound repair
Dr Shereen Nizari (CABI, UCL)
Using MRI to image pharmacological modulation of neurofluids
Courtney Lancaster (Wellcome OB PhD Programme, LMCB, UCL)
Probing basal surface tension in a developing epithelium
Prof Jonathan Knowles (Eastman, UCL)
The use of TERS for high spatial resolution chemical and topographic imaging
Zimeng Wu (Wellcome OB PhD Programme, CDB, UCL)
4D in vivo imaging to dissect dynamic signalling during collective cell behaviours
Prof Jonathan Chubb (LMCB, UCL)
Decision making by living droplets revealed by light sheet imaging

12:05 – 13:30     

Session 2: Imaging across spatial scales
Session chair - Dr Dale Moulding (ICH, UCL)
13:30 – 13:45     
Dr Virginia Silio (CDB, UCL)
Mica applications - a core facility perspective
13:45 – 14:00     
Dr Kenzo Ivanovitch (ICH, UCL)
Live-imaging reveals the initial stages of heart development in mouse
14:00 – 14:15     
Dr John Zhang/Lourenco Viveiros (Datascape Realities)
Immersive data translation

14:15 – 15:15     
Poster session, VR demo with Datascape Realities and Coffee break (generously sponsored by ZEISS, Nikon and Leica)

Session chair - Dr Mike Redd (CDB, UCL)
15:15 – 15:30    
Dr Brenda Canales (FCI)
Characterising mammary gland morphodynamics using MuVi light-sheet volume imaging and 3D reconstruction 
15:30 – 15:45    
Dr Gabriel Galea (ICH, UCL)
Multiscale live imaging of mouse embryo neural morphogenesis
15:45 – 16:00    
Dr Tom Burgoyne (IoO, UCL)
The specialised arrangement of mouse photoreceptors mitochondria  
16:00 – 16:15    
Prizes and Closing